15 April, 2009
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will present its new StarSign cards at the RSA Conference in San Francisco next week. The card is the company’s first to conform to the FIPS 201 standards
Another product that will be showcased is G&D’s StarSign Mobility Token, which provides secure mobile access to company data from any computer. The StarSign Mobility Token ID1 is a mobile, storage medium for data and applications that supports smart card-based authentication. G&D is also presenting joint solutions with partners such as ActivIdentity, Crealogix and Giritech.
StarSign FIPS 201 cards come in two different versions – an 80KB EEPROM and 144KB EEPROM. A variety of security features – from laser engraving and guilloches to other optical devices such as a holographic coating – protect the card body against counterfeiting. These smart cards have two communications interfaces – one for contact and one for contactless applications. Both reading mechanisms offer the same high level of security and provide strong authentication.
StarSign FIPS 201 cards are in G&D’s Sm@rtCafé Expert family, which consists of products based on the JavaCard operating system.