Once the smart card function of GoldKey has been initialized and configured, GoldKey may be used for authentication on Windows 7 systems without installing any software, drivers, or middleware. This feature is especially important in secure applications where it is not possible to install outside software on a computer.
GoldKey’s USB Smart Card eliminates the need for an external smart card reader and introduces performance gains over traditional smart cards for log-in authentication and document signing. GoldKey does not require an internal battery for power and features a rugged, water-tight design – making it one of the most durable smart card tokens on the market.
GoldKey’s smart card utilizes the PIV (Personal Identity Verification) specification developed by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). PIV is widely deployed in government and is now supported by Mac OS X and Windows 7. GoldKey’s USB Smart Card may be deployed within Windows XP & Vista through the use of middleware.
About GoldKey Security Corporation
GoldKey Security Corporation specializes in providing advanced security solutions to government, financial institutions, and other organizations with mission critical data to protect. The GoldKey system provides customers with an Internet-enabled, enterprise-ready platform for securing cloud-based data storage and access. GoldKey’s patent pending HSP technology delivers a tiered architecture that enables organizational flexibility and efficiency, while minimizing data loss. GoldKey Security Tokens are deployed worldwide, with users in over 27 countries.
More information: http://www.goldkey.com/SmartCard/usb-smart-card-windows-7-ready.html