by June 19, 2000 0 comments

If
you thought smart cards were the in thing, here’s something that’ll
perhaps change that view. Rainbow Technologies has come up with a new
network security solution called iKey. It resembles the handle of a pan, but
is small enough to hook into your key chain. Just like a smart card, iKey
also has its own memory, on which you can store personal information such as
your passwords. However, unlike a smart card that requires a special reader
device, iKey plugs into the USB port on your machine. All you need to do is
plug it in, and iKey will log you into your machine.

iKey can be used for many
applications. You can have password authentication for NT, use it for
software protection, file encryption, remote server access, etc. It’s
quite effective for users who have to log in to multiple services with
different passwords.

iKey comes with software
consisting of drivers, libraries, and utilities. It uses PKI (Public Key
Infrastructure) to authenticate users. It can store encrypted certificates
and has on-key file security that includes a user mode, an admin mode, and a
physical fuse to prevent unauthorized read outs.

It can work on desktop PCs, iMacs, servers, network equipment, and laptops. The developer kit costs Rs
2,000, varying in the case of bulk deals.

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