26 October, 2009
Charismathics, a provider of IT security components and smart card middleware, announced that the National Institute of Standards and Technology has certified the Charismathics CSSI PIV Middleware as FIPS 201 compliant.
CSSI is PIV middleware that’s validated to the new NIST SP 800-73-2 specification rather than the older PIV specification, ensuring interoperability and compliance with existing as well as future PIV cards. CSSI PIV middleware supports the interoperability of PIV cards at the middleware level, but we also support PIV cards at the application level.
The Charismathics Smart Security Interface middleware supports smart cards from all vendors, and provides support for multiple computer platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. In addition, CSSI provides support for a variety of computer applications including computer logon, disk encryption, SSO, pre-boot authentication, email security and digital signature applications.
CSSI provides support for Microsoft CryptoAPI, PKCS11 and Apple TokenD. Charismathics CSSI also offers an optional TSS component for TPM chips integrated in notebooks and desktop computers that enables the TPM to be utilized just like a smart card.