Smartcard Readers Get Enhanced Auth Protocol

by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 22, 2009

The new smart card reader can be used in two modes - unconnected and connected. In the unconnected mode it functions as EMV-CAP reader and offers one-time password with e-signature capability. And in the USB connected mode, it offers the EMV-CAP functionality with PIN entry, PIN change and signature capability.

Vasco, a software security company released DIGIPASS 85, as the successor to its 850 model.
DIGIPASS 85, the enhanced smart card reader is a PKI-based smart card reader that will give security feature in the authentication of internet banking, telephone banking and e-commerce environments.

The smart card reader is CCID compliant and can be used with all popular operating systems, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS. It is suitable for large-scale roll-outs to a vast group of end-users as the reader does not require any personalization per user.

“With DIGIPASS 855, VASCO gives an answer to the ever increasing vulnerability of PC platforms in Internet environments. Static passwords no longer offer sufficient protection,” said Jan Valcke, president and COO (data security) of Vasco.

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