15,000 Employees Will Lock-Down Their Laptops With Datakey Smart Cards ToSecure Sensitive Documents
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –
Datakey Inc. (Nasdaq: DKEY) ( http://www.datakey.com ), a trusted developer of
smart card solutions for securing e-business, today announced that a U.S.
government Homeland Security agency has placed an order for 6,500
cryptographic smart cards to secure sensitive data stored on laptop computers.
The order represents an expansion of an earlier order placed by the agency in
February. Datakey smart cards and CIP software are planned for deployment to
Agency employees are using disk encryption and access control software
together with their Datakey smart cards to lock-down sensitive data and
prevent unauthorized access to their laptops, protecting documents and
reports. To boot up their laptops or read encrypted data on the hard drive,
employees must possess their Datakey smart card loaded with their unique
digital credentials and personalized with a pass phrase that only they know –
enabling a higher level of privacy and assurance for data.
In the future, the agency also plans to implement PKI together with
Datakey CIP client software, which will allow users to take advantage of their
smart cards within the agency’s PKI environment for a range of network and
desktop applications like secure e-mail and secure VPN access.
About Datakey Inc.
Datakey Inc. focuses on delivering smart card-based solutions that assure
identity and protect the integrity and privacy of data shared over public and
private networks. Datakey cryptographic smart cards, client software, desktop
applications and card management products enable organizations to reliably
identify users and open doors in both the physical and online worlds.
Customers and partners alike rely on Datakey technology in a full range of
enterprise applications, including password management, host authentication,
Windows log-on, VPN access, web authorization, desktop security, corporate
badge and building access, biometric integration, public key encryption,
digital certificates and digital signatures.
The expectation that Datakey smart cards and CIP software are planned for
deployment to 15,000 users agency-wide is a forward-looking statement subject
to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected. In order to achieve deployment to 15,000
users, Datakey must continue to offer information security products as good or
better from a technological perspective than those of competitors and at