Digital Certificate Storage
Businesses need to manage digital keys and certificates. These systems can enable the use of digital signature, digital receipt, encryption and permissions management services across a wide variety of applications. These certificate-based security solutions can be significantly strengthened by the addition of a hardware token to securely store these digital identities/credentials.
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a security solution being implemented in many applications worldwide. Based on an asymmetric system, PKI uses a "public key" which can be used to send a user a message that only he or she can decrypt with their "private key." In order to keep track of these keys, a PKI system has to generate and manage electronic "certificates," which link an individual to the key. In addition, the private key is usually stored on a workstation, creating a significant security risk since PKI cannot control access to the desktop, potentially compromising the entire system.
With the Authenex A-Key® token, the private key is stored on the token itself, which not only increases the security dramatically, but also makes PKI a mobile solution allowing authentication from anywhere in the world. In addition, Authenex ACert® allows digital certificates to be stored on the token, which simplifies the certificate management burden as well. As a result, Authenex system can significantly enhance PKI implementations by adding authentication capabilities while tightening any remaining security holes. ACert is used in conjunction with our smaller and more affordable USB model A-Keys, as our other models have on-board key generation.
Furthermore, an Authenex A-Key used in conjunction with a PKI system may also be used to leverage a suite of other Authenex e-Security applications, including:
- Hard Disk Encryption
- Strong Authentication for VPN, Web and LAN
- Strong Web Access Control
- All-in-One Security Suite
- Secure File Transfer
- Digital Certificate Storage