CRYPTO-Server 6.4 for Linux authentication solution has been named as a finalist for the prestigious Linux Journal Product Excellence Award, in the Best Security Solution, category at LinuxWorld San Francisco.
CRYPTOCard is providing a pre-launch demonstration of CRYPTO-Server 6.4, the only authentication solution designed specifically for Red Hat Enterprise Server and SUSE Enterprise Server platforms at LinuxWorld San Francisco.
Being released later in August, CRYPTO-Server 6.4 includes an all-new package of software interfaces that streamline the operation of software, smart cards, and USB tokens with various CRYPTOCard protected services, such as VPN, Desktop, and Web site access – to simplify CRYPTOCard’s “One-PIN-and-You’re-In” functionality.
Incorporating CRYPTOCard’s familiar ATM-style logon, CRYPTO-Server couples something in the user’s possession (a multi-function smart card, hardware token, or software token), with something the user knows (their PIN), to make it simple to positively identify all Linux users attempting VPN or Web-based access. The user simply logs on through the graphical user interface, enters their PIN & authenticates against the CRYPTO-Server – remove card and the display manager (KDM, GDM, XDM) logon locks station.
By generating a unique password for every log-on attempt, CRYPTO-Server makes stolen credentials useless to hackers while simultaneously ensuring users no longer have to memorize complicated credentials – significantly reducing the help-desk costs associated with resetting forgotten passwords, and the security risk resulting from users writing down their passwords.