SafeGuard Enterprise provides enhanced security by supporting tokens and smartcards for authentication. Token/smartcards can store certificates, digital signatures and biometric details.
Token authentication is based on the principle of a two-stage authentication: A user has a token (ownership), but can only use the token, if they know the specific token password (knowledge). When a token or smartcard is used, users only need the token and a PIN for authentication.
Tokens are supported in SafeGuard Enterprise:
in the SafeGuard Power-on Authentication (not applicable for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1)
at operating system level
to log on to the SafeGuard Management Center
When a token is issued to a user in SafeGuard Enterprise, data such as the manufacturer, type, serial number, logon data and certificates are stored in the SafeGuard Enterprise Database. Tokens are identified by the serial number and then recognized in SafeGuard Enterprise.
There are significant benefits:
You know which tokens are in circulation and which users they are assigned to.
You know when they were issued.
If a token is lost, the security officer can identify it and block it. This prevents the misuse of data.