Virtually every organization today has mobile workers. Individuals who need to access applications and data no matter where they are. Letting employees access their tools on the move increases flexibility and streamlines processes. The challenge is to make sure that the mobilization of users, applications and data does not expose the organization’s IT environment to new security risks.
Luckily, today’s smart card-based IT security solutions offer a range of different options for also securing business-critical and protected information on mobile devices.
Cloud-based services offer new opportunities and increased flexibility, but they also raise new questions. What happens to business-critical applications and classified data when an external party takes over the administration of the company’s physical IT environment and communication takes place mainly over a public network?
Smart cards and PKI enable a broad application of IT security: twofactorauthentication, digital signing and encryption. Smart card login combined with federation gives the organization a solution that combines maximum IT security with increased flexibility and usability for its employees.
Companies and organizations are more mobile and flexible than ever before. These rapid changes are increasing the pressure on IT departments to more quickly and cost-effectively adapt IT environments to new conditions and needs. Increased flexibility also places new demands on IT security to protect information and applications from from unauthorized view and access.
Virtualization and centralized management of applications and data increases flexibility and lays the foundation for improved IT security. The combination of PKI and smart cards offers a cost-effective and user-friendly alternative for high security in virtual IT environments.