MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –Datakey Inc. (Nasdaq: DKEY) ( http://www.datakey.com ), a trusted developer of
smart card solutions for securing enterprise-wide personal identification,
today announced that a U.S. government customer has placed an order for
Datakey smart card technology to support internal employees. The order is
valued at approximately $443,000.
The order represents an expansion of a previous deployment of Datakey
technology to this government customer. Datakey smart cards will be used as a
smart ID badge that secures physical access to buildings and also protects
access to corporate networks. To enter the organization’s facilities,
employees will use their smart card, which contains RF proximity technology,
for door access. Once inside the building, employees will also use their
digital credentials and smart cards for a range of information security
functions, including secure network logon and secure desktop functions like
sending encrypted/digitally signed e-mail messages.
“Many customers – both in the public and private sectors – are realizing
the return-on-investment and cost savings that can be achieved by integrating
physical and data security in one smart ID badge,” said Carl Boecher,
president and CEO, Datakey. “Datakey is pleased to continue its support of the
U.S. government’s smart ID badge initiatives, as we believe strongly in the
value of integrating security and access control in a single, combined
solution based on smart card technology.”
About Datakey Inc.
Datakey Inc. ( http://www.datakey.com ) focuses on delivering reliable smart
card-based solutions for securing enterprise-wide personal identification.
Datakey smart card technology is trusted to:
– Safeguard a user’s digital identity.
– Authenticate and control user access to enterprise networks,
applications and resources.
– Protect the integrity and privacy of data shared over corporate
networks and the Internet.
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.