SafeNet receives IdenTrust compliant certification

Source: SafeNet

SafeNet, a global leader in information security, now affiliated with Aladdin Knowledge Systems, today announced that its iKey 2032i USB token and 330i smart card successfully completed requirements for the IdenTrust Compliant Certification Program.

"By pairing SafeNet's iKey and smart card with our bank-issued identity credentials, we are providing a globally interoperable solution to financial institutions and their customers that they can depend on for secure online banking applications," said Christy Serrato, Director of Business Development, IdenTrust.

The IdenTrust Rule Set provides a standards-based approach for identity authentication and validation that enables high-assurance identities for multiple regulatory mandates, and provides integrity for electronic transactions, secure e-mail, access control, and document protection. This certification ensures that SafeNet's iKey 2032i and 330i smart card support IdenTrust-compliant certificate policy with on-board cryptographic key generation and digital signature/PIN verification, as well as secure storage of key pairs and X.509 digital certificates, to deliver strong authentication capabilities and legally enforceable digital signatures worldwide.

"This is an important milestone for the iKey 2032i and 330i smart card, as more financial institutions and other organisations turn to identity and access management solutions that are IdenTrust compliant," said Shlomi Yanai, vice president, authentication, SafeNet. "IdenTrust Rule Set compliance reinforces the strength and reputation of these two technologies and, now with our Aladdin affiliation, establishes SafeNet's leadership position in the certificate-based authentication market. Likewise, they add to other IdenTrust-compliant SafeNet products such as the SafeNet Luna hardware security modules that are also used by IdenTrust and member financial institutions."

The SafeNet iKey 2032i offers IdenTrust customers increased security by storing the private key on the hardware token in conjunction with a user PIN, which prevents the key from being shared or copied. The tamper-proof token is validated to FIPS 140-1, Level 2, providing high levels of security against loss or theft. The iKey 2032i also provides organisations with a means of creating and validating legally binding electronic documents and online transactions that require non-repudiation. Having the IndenTrust certificate reside on the hardware token allows users to move their credentials easily and securely from one computer to another, providing the convenience of ID mobility.

The 330i smart card provides IdenTrust customers with strong security for processes such as Windows logon, PC encryption, VPN authentication, Web access, digital signatures, document authentication, and e-mail. The 330i supports industry standards, including PKCS #11 and Microsoft CryptoAPI, allowing for seamless integration with applications and products using the IdenTrust Network PKI certificates.

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