“With the smartcard residing in the microSD chip, enterprises can avoid costly and clumsy external smart card readers, giving employees the convenience without a security trade-off. “
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority, and Hitachi, the leading global electronics company, announced today at RSA a technology partnership around the integration of Hitachi’s KeyMobile MSD solution and GlobalSign’s digital credentials for mobile devices, delivered and managed through its Enterprise PKI platform. The integration will allow organizations to deploy strong authentication to networks using popular mobile devices including Android and Windows devices.
By securing digital credentials (known as Digital Certificates) in Hitachi’s tamper resistant KeyMobile microSD card embedded within the mobile device, organizations can reduce network breach vulnerabilities often caused by man in the middle attacks caused with weak passwords. Protecting Digital Certificates on secure hardware significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized users accessing sensitive and private resources.
“GlobalSign is excited about the Hitachi technology partnership as it brings another secure mobile management option to our customer base. Merging our technologies offers organizations a way to implement strong authentication to a growing number of employer furnished and employee owned devices,” said Lila Kee, Chief Product Officer GlobalSign, “With the smartcard residing in the microSD chip, enterprises can avoid costly and clumsy external smart card readers, giving employees the convenience without a security trade-off. “
As Mobile devices usage continues to soar, organizations must face the realities that their workforce has tremendous productivity opportunities if these devices are leveraged securely and in a method employees can easily adopt. Securing GlobalSign’s Enterprise PKI digital certificates into the smartcard of Hitachi’s KeyMobileMSD is the perfect match of security and convenience. Utilizing the microchip’s memory capability, administrators can easily install additional resources (drivers, apps, files) directly onto the chip sparing users from requiring separate installations of vital resources needed to enable secure connections to the network.
Koichi Nakai, President of Security&Smart ID Solutions Division, Hitachi, Ltd adds, Hitachi is pleased to bring to market with GlobalSign a cost effective and secure solution for remote Mobile device users to connect WiFi and VPN networks to access vital resources needed to stay productive.
For more details about the technology partnership visit GlobalSign booth #329 during the RSA Conference held in San Francisco, California.
About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit http://www.globalsign.com or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign).
About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research. In 2011 a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, daily deals and Android app distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en
Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen. Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial and transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them.
For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.