Crescendo mobile smart card secures data access
The new HID mobile smart card uses digital certificates on users’ mobile devices for client authentication. Crescendo Mobile works similarly to, and is compatible with, highly secure Crescendo smart cards; however, rather than inserting a separate device into a contact smart card reader, it connects to a desktop computer via an NFC (near-field communication) reader or Bluetooth.
Just as convenience is added to the user experience, the deployment of HID Crescendo Mobile is simple. The Crescendo Mobile app can be downloaded onto Android or iOS devices and the IT team can distribute secure cryptographic credentials to users without the need or expense of shipping smart cards or smart card readers. The solution is particularly cost-effective to deploy for contractors and remote users.
The card allows a user to log on and unlock a Windows workstation to access cloud applications, VPNs, desktop applications and Microsoft Active Directory. Importantly, when the user walks away, Crescendo Mobile App automatically locks the workstation down. End users can use their phone to carry the keys and digital certificates needed to digitally sign email, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat documents. The Crescendo Mobile app is available for Android 7 or later in Google Play and for iOS 11 or later in iTunes App Store.
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