Smart cards are fast becoming important for e-business because they enable organizations to securely move standard business practices on-line to be competitive in this electronic age. This is partly due to the fact that smart cards empower employees with access to protected data resources by offering enhanced security and mobility for their digital PKI credentials and providing a single sign-on procedure to ensure usability. They also consolidate multiple applications ” like PKI credential storage, user authentication, building access and corporate ID badging ” onto one device, easing deployment and administrative burdens for enterprises worldwide. This paper is designed to help you understand the nuts and bolts of smart cards and evaluate what smart card options are best for you. Smart cards seem to be inevitable and this document will help prepare you for that eventuality.

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