ActivCard, a provider of identity management (IDM) software, unveiled its ActivCard Corporate Access Card (CAC) Solution Suites.
ActivCard CAC Solution Suites include the hardware, software, and services that companies need to issue and manage multifunction 'smart' ID badges that improve network security while reducing IT help desk costs and increasing employee productivity.
The CAC Solution Suites are based on the ActivCard technology platform used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to manage its deployment of 4.3 million smartcard IDs known as the Common Access Card. Designed to enhance security for the most widely deployed enterprise IT and digital identity infrastructures, the Corporate Access Card Solution Suite is available in two versions -- the ActivCard CAC Solution Suite for Solaris and the ActivCard CAC Solution Suite for Microsoft Windows.
According to the vendor, corporate access cards deployed using the new ActivCard CAC Solution Suites should be able to consolidate employee credentials onto a single, secure smart card that is a photo ID as well as a security device that enables secure Windows and network login, PC 'locking,' secure remote access (via a VPN), secure e-mail with digital signatures, and a variety of other desktop and network security applications. Employees can also access buildings and facilities with their cards for a consolidated security solution.
Both version of the ActivCard Corporate Access Card Solution Suite are available immediately.