Corporate Access Cards: Securing Corporate Networks With Military-Strength Digital Identity Solutions
by Marc Hudavert - Vice President and General Manager, ActivCard Europe - Thursday, 24 April 2003.
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Corporate Access Cards in action - experiencing identity managementMicrosoft Corporation: Microsoft has issued smart card-based ID badges to more than 25,000 employees at its Redmond campus. The authorised users will carry the ID smart card for physical access to on-site campus facilities as well as remote access to Microsoft's corporate network. Microsoft has adopted the ActivCard Identity Management Systemô for secure issuance and distribution of smart cards and user credentials, leveraging the built-in authentication and digital certificate management capabilities of Windows .NET Server and Windows XP. Hewlett Packard: Hewlett Packard is deploying ActivCard smart corporate ID solutions to employees worldwide, migrating from its existing single-function token system to a multi-application smart card solution that offers new levels of mobility, security, productivity, and user convenience. HP is using ActivCard for global remote access with dynamic one-time passwords, secure mobile usage of PKI user certificates, secure email, digital signatures, secure Web access, and a single sign-on experience with legacy applications.Sun Microsystems: Through a service provided by ActivCard licensee SchlumbergerSema, Sun Microsystems is issuing new corporate ID badges to all of its employees worldwide. Sun is using ActivCard Digital IDentity software as the underlying platform to consolidate multiple credentials, applications, and budgets into a single cost-efficient system. The new Java Card-based ID badges consolidate a number of current employee credentials and IDs - including picture IDs, building access cards, network login, digital signature, remote access tokens, and static passwords. ActivCard are exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe, Europe's largest and most important information security event. Now in its 8th year, the show features Europe's largest FREE education programme, and over 200 exhibitors at the Grand Hall at Olympia from 29th April - 1st May 2003.



Infosecurity Europe is Europe's largest and most important information security event. Now in its 8th year, the show features Europe's most comprehensive FREE education programme, and over 200 exhibitors at the Grand Hall at Olympia from 29th April - 1st May 2003. www.infosec.co.uk

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