SafeBoot, a Dutch developer of products for mobile data security, has extended its collaboration with Kobil, a German manufacturer of base technology in the area of smart cards, one-time password systems and digital certificates.
According to the recently reached agreement SafeBoot will market Kobil's USB smart card-based solution, mIDentity Basic, world wide. Kobil has already been certified for the SafeBoot Certified Token Partner Program; Kobil products seamlessly integrate with SafeBoot.
mIDentity Basic solves the conflict between the requirement of high mobility and high security. The device, in addition to the smart card reader, includes an integrated flash memory which enables the user to carry data in a highly secure and convenient manner. Furthermore, the user can execute applications residing on the device, or can get access to his office environment from any place in the world. mIDentity Basic can be used on any available Windows PC; no driver or software installation is required. The product represents therefore an excellent platform for mobile business applications. It has also been evaluated in the military, government and industry sectors. These evaluations concluded that mIDentity Basic is one of the most secure product of its type available on the market.
"mIDentity Basic is a logical addition to our assortment of SafeBoot for USB products", says Tom de Jongh, Product Manager at SafeBoot. "There is a high demand for a secure USB storage device based on smart card technology that works without a driver. mIDentity Basic allows users to carry and access data easily and safely, independently of their working environment. SafeBoot for USB Phantom works without drivers, but does not offer the security level provided through a smart card. In particular, the governments as well as the banking and insurance world see the smart card technology as the ultimate form of security since the encryption keys are stored in the smart card chip."
mIDentity Basic, apart from being a secure means for data storage, offers the businesses an option to extend their existing SafeBoot hard disk encryption or content encryption solution, which gives the users access to secure systems by means of a password, with a certificate-based, secure log-in procedure.
"We are very pleased to collaborate with SafeBoot", says Dr. Andreas Meyer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kobil. "The company has an excellent reputation as a supplier of powerful, user-friendly encryption products. SafeBoot also has a world-wide sales network we can now use indirectly to continue increasing the world-wide availability of Kobil products."
The SafeBoot suite of mobile data security solutions protects data, devices and networks against the risks associated with loss, theft, and unauthorized access, anytime and anywhere. SafeBoot is the vendor-of-choice for leading global organizations and provides them with powerful encryption and strong access control technologies that seamlessly integrate with existing enterprise systems. SafeBoot's centralized management capabilities provide organizations with operational efficiency and ensures the lowest possible total-cost-of-ownership.
About KOBIL Systems
Founded in 1986, Kobil Systems GmbH is a provider of high-security base technology in the environment of smart cards, one-time passwords (OTP) and certificates. Kobil's objective to provide security without limitations, simply, anywhere and at anytime, has been achieved through years of research and development. The company offers its customers not only patented base technology, but also the required comprehensive professional expertise to facilitate, in co-operation with its technology partners, the easy-to-use and at the same time totally secure use of digital identity.