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December 5, 2010

Vasco Data embeds DIGIPASS CertiID in DIGIPASS Key 200, 860

Hardened browser filters unauthorised users and protects against browser attacks

By CBR Staff Writer

VASCO Data Security International, a software security provider specialising in authentication products, has said that its PKI based offering DIGIPASS CertiID is now embedded in DIGIPASS Key 200 and DIGIPASS Key 860.

By embedding DIGIPASS CertiID into the client devices VASCO ensures zero footprint installation. Furthermore, the software suite and embedded editions of DIGIPASS CertiID are now also available for Linux and MacOS X.

DIGIPASS CertiID is VASCO’s PKI based client software suite. DIGIPASS Key 200 is a USB key with PKI smart card, secure USB mass storage with the possibility of integrating RFID technology for physical access.

The company claims DIGIPASS Key 860 is a smart card ID device combining PKI with OTP technology and with USB mass storage, and these offerings can be deployed in banks, enterprises, and government .

The DIGIPASS CertiID software is stored into the CD-Rom memory disk partition of the DIGIPASS Key devices.

The PIN and PUK codes are initialised on first use. This can either be done in user mode, where the initialisation is done by the end-user or in administrator mode, in case the devices are part of a larger integrated system deployment.

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The hardened browser capability of DIGIPASS Key 200 and DIGIPASS Key 860 enables banking users to the correct URL and also offers protection against phishing, man-in-the-middle and man-in-the browser attacks.

When executing a transaction, the banking user will plug his DIGIPASS Key into the USB-port of the PC. The browser will be launched, going directly to the bank’s URL. In doing so, it will execute two-factor authentication and create certificate based mutual authentication.

VASCO Data Security COO and president Jan Valcke said with the hardened browser they offer banks with improved offering to combat phishing, man-in-the-browser and other security threats.

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