out requirements of smart cards
Eventhough top qualitity smart cards offer the highest available
protection for private keys, there are still disadvantages when you
use smart cards:
- high costs for a smart card and a smart card reader
- complex and therfore expensive installation/rollout costs
- silmutaneous installation/rollout of hard- and software is
Because companies would like a unity in the workplaces and do not
want to jeopardise the installed software, they unnecessarily decide
against smart cards.
SyTrust TokenControl does
solve this problem. Because TokenControl simulates a smart card in
your processor a smooth transition to a smart card hardware can be
A sample case study:
Step 1: All computers are provided with the TokenControl
software. Consequently each user has a software smart card
(softtoken) at his disposal which simulates a proper smart card. All
applications will be configured for the use of a smart card.
Step 2: Management workplaces are equiped with smart card
readers. As long as there is no smart card in the reader the soft
token will be in operation and active. One by one all managers are
issued with smart cards - as soon as the smart card is inserted the
soft token will be disabled. None of the applications do have to be
Step 3: Bit by bit, within the course of computer replacement,
each PC with an integrated smart card reader will be rolled out. In
the same manner each user will be issued with a smart card. Does an
employee have both on-hand he can continue his work without any
Step 4: Each workstation is now equipped with a smart card reader
and every employee has been issued with a smart card. Now the SyTrust
TokenControl technologie will be used whenever
an employee lost or damaged his smart card resp.
in order to access old encrypted documents.
security simply works.