ARLINGTON, Va. -- Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced that corporations can now deploy SafesITe Classic Trusted PKI cards working in a Windows minidriver configuration. This simplified and convenient method uses a Windows Smart Card Framework minidriver that is Microsoft® Windows® ready. This follows Gemaltos successful completion of a new Microsoft pilot certification program dedicated to smart card minidrivers.
Gemaltos SafesITe Classic Trusted PKI cards are designed to protect digital identities and secure data, said Cédric Collomb, senior vice president, Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, Gemalto. The availability of the minidriver allows convenient and low cost deployment and management of the cards.
Microsoft has made smart card support available through its Windows Smart Card Framework on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista. This allows organizations to easily deploy smart cards by downloading the minidriver from Microsoft Update. To test and certify minidrivers, Microsoft has developed a certification program in its Dublin, Ireland-based development center. Gemaltos successful completion of the certification program means the SafesITe Classic minidriver fully supports the Microsoft Windows Smart Card Framework and is available on Microsoft Update.
Gemalto has worked closely with Microsoft to create and participate in the new certification program for smart card minidrivers, said David B. Cross, director of program management, Windows Security, Microsoft Corporation. Our work together to make smart card minidrivers readily available allows organizations to deploy strong security conveniently and cost-effectively within Microsoft environments.