MULTOS smart cards can now be used for PC logon and single sign-on functions using the SCB Access™ product from SCB Solutions. The cardholder need only remember the PIN to unlock the card and the specific set of encrypted usernames and passwords are made available to the appropriate applications.
SCB Solutions and MAOSCO Announce a New Version of SCB Access™ for MULTOS Cards
Arlington, VA, USA – February 15, 2005 – SCB Solutions, a US-based smart card solution provider, and MAOSCO Ltd, the secretariat of the open industry consortium that governs the MULTOS specifications, today announced the availability of a new version of SCB Access™ for MULTOS cards.
SCB Access™ is an affordable solution for Secure Logon and Single Sign-On applications. A user can access a PC or an application by inserting a smart card and a PIN code. With SCB Access™, user names and passwords are securely encrypted and stored on a smart card. User names and passwords are then submitted automatically to the appropriate applications. Users need to remember only one password to unlock their smart card. All the others can be forgotten; no more need for unsafe “stickies” to remember their passwords.
“The integration of the MULTOS card is a major milestone for SCB Access™. By integrating the most secure smart card platform in SCB Access, we can now provide the highest level of security to our customers,” says Ronan Lapie, President of SCB Solutions. “Beyond the security aspects, MULTOS is also the only platform that is able to fulfill the expectations of an open multi-application smart card: first, its architecture guarantees that MULTOS cards from different vendors will always work the same way, allowing multi-sourcing, then MULTOS makes it easy to add other applications from our [email protected] offering or from any other third party providers,” added Lapie.
“Logical access applications will be the main driver in the smart card market in the US. SCB Access™ will allow us to strengthen our presence in this area,” says Tim France-Massey, Business Development Director at MAOSCO Ltd. “SCB Solutions’ expertise and experience in developing and delivering integrated smart card solutions in several key vertical markets such as education, healthcare and insurance will broaden the scope of usage of MULTOS technology.”
About SCB Solutions, Inc.
SCB Solutions, Inc. is a provider of smart card and identity technologies. The company portfolio includes integrated smart card applications and products for the education, healthcare and enterprise markets. SCB Solutions’ offerings include SCB Access™ logical access, secure logon and single sign-on applications, and [email protected]™, an integrated multi-application smart card system with modules for card management, identification, payment services, security and loyalty. The SCB Solutions consulting practice is designed to provide strategic, technological and logistical support to enterprises considering new identification and authentication. http://www.scbsolutions.com
About MULTOS & MAOSCO
MULTOS is a highly secure multi-application smart card operating system specification and supports a wide range of applications including Payment, Identity and Biometrics. This open standard is managed and developed by a consortium of the world’s leading smart card companies, and is the only commercial operating system to attain the security requirements of ITSEC E6-high. (ITSEC is an independent and rigorous security evaluation scheme supported by more than 14 countries worldwide, whose results are openly published.) Third party software developers provide a broad catalogue of MULTOS applications and value-added services for card users and issuers that can be deployed consistently across all implementations of MULTOS. Over 30 million MULTOS smart cards have been issued to date in over 30 countries, in projects ranging from Banking, National Identity, Campus, Secure ID and Transit. www.multos.com