Strong encryption and authentication mechanisms require secure key storage and reliable key management. With twenty years of expertise as system architect designing large eID and PKI systems CardContact now introduced a product inspired by customer needs and experiences gained in practice for use in practice.
If only saved in files, cryptographic keys can hardly be secured from misuse. Files – and contained keys - can be copied, passwords cracked.
The SmartCard-HSM however offers efficient protection against abuse by the creation, administration and usage of the key only in a hardware security module. The link to this security module uniquely prevents unauthorized copies or usage of the keys. Being only a small chip card, MicroSD card or USB-Token the SmartCard-HSM is a handy portable solution. Enabling not only the use in computer systems but also offering employees a personal key storage for various applications.
An extensive collection of tools for integration as well as tailor made offerings complete the full service of CardContact.
The myUTN-80 Dongleserver is the perfect answer to the question of how to use the SmartCard-HSM in virtual machines