Gemalto announced that it has integrated its smart card technology with Microsoft U-Prove for enhanced security.
U-Prove is designed to be a privacy-protecting cryptographic technology that helps address the need to protect identity-related information online by enabling people to disclose minimal amounts of identifying information when they can access applications and services. It’s designed to provide multi-party security in that U-Prove issuers, users and relying parties are all protected from outside attacks as well as those originating from each other.
With the integration of Gemalto’s technology, users will need their smart card in order to use their U-Prove tokens containing their information and attributes. Gemalto’s smart cards prevent attacks on users’ U-Prove tokens, and offer additional benefits like helping to enforce various security policies such as non-transferability and unauthorized use of limited-use or expired tokens.
Gemalto will demonstrate the solution with Microsoft at Trustworthy Computing booth in their pavilion #1517 at RSA Conference 2011, this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.