Gemalto Inc. and Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash., have announced .NET smart card technology with support built into Microsoft Windows Server 2008. France-based Gemalto also announced its support for Windows Server 2008 with its Strong Authentication Server and family of two-factor security devices.
These solutions are designed to strengthen Windows Server 2008 security for enterprises and help protect digital identities, secure data and applications, and address the security risks of user names and static passwords.
There is also the built-in support of Gemalto .NET smart cards to the Windows platform. This integration enables the cards to work seamlessly with Microsoft’s Terminal Services, Active Directory Domain Services, Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Certificate Services, smart card login and the powerful new virtualization features, while eliminating the need for middleware integration.
Gemalto’s security devices available for immediate use with Windows Server 2008 range from one-time password tokens to its latest Smart Enterprise Guardian. The SEG is a joint development with Lexar that provides up to 2 gigabytes of smart card protected data storage and Gemalto .NET software for strong authentication and digital signature in one USB device.