SCM Microsystems Japan Inc., Dai Nippon Printing Co. and Japan consultant Digital Media Research Institute have launched a new digital data security solution using cloud computing technologies. The high-security data storage system developed by Dai Nippon consists of the company’s TranC’ert DNA software, a SIM card and SCM’s @MAXX lite secure smart card reader. Digital Media is providing sales and consulting services for the implementation of the new system.
Dai Nippon’s TranC’ert software splits up and encrypts sensitive or confidential data and stores it on three servers, which secures and protects the information from loss, damage or theft.
The new system provided by the three offers a secure cloud computing infrastructure scheme. As the smart card in SIM form factor securely stores and processes the data, the TranC’ert software protects the data by distributing it across multiple servers while SCM’s @MAXX lite reader allows users with the proper authorization to access and reconstruct the data.
@MAXX lite includes a built-in smart card reader and on-board flash memory that enables this mobile device to handle sensitive data. Currently, the new system is being piloted but is expected to be available throughout Japan beginning in December.
SCM Microsystems Japan and Dai Nippon also plan to launch a new security solution utilizing NFC technology. The companies will begin selling the new solution, which allows compatibility of IC cards across the three primary contactless communication standards–FeliCa, MIFARE and ISO 14443 Type A and B–in November.
Using its Endpoint Saver, user authentication and access control software, Dai Nippon will begin distributing the new security solution in combination with SCM’s SCL010 and SCL3711 contactless smart card readers.
Both companies intend to promote their NFC-related products and systems globally to business enterprises, municipalities, medical institutions and the entertainment industry.