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Versasec Introduces vSEC:CMS v4.2 Smart Card Lifecycle Management


Versasec, the leader in smart card management systems, today introduced the vSEC:CMS 4.2 product line with two distinct options, vSEC:CMS T-Series and vSEC:CMS S-Series. The new products and names reflect Versasec's product evolution. Each product is built from a separate code base and will have separate release cycles moving forward. The new vSEC:CMS T-Series E-Edition, currently in version 4.1, will now be called the vSEC:CMS T-Series and the vSEC:CMS T-Series S-Edition will now be called vSEC:CMS S-Series.

Versasec's vSEC:CMS products provide enterprises with all the software tools they need to administer and manage the lifecycle of smart cards securely and conveniently.

The main vSEC:CMS S-Series 4.2 features include:
* Performance improvements
The vSEC:CMS S-Series has undergone major improvements so it can better meet the needs of very large installations. Among the enhancements are significant speed and scalability improvements that allow for much faster issuance of credentials and cards across the enterprise.
* Enhanced error reporting
vSEC:CMS makes it easier than ever to obtain detail information on why processes fail, so operators and administrators can quickly address issues, such as required configuration changes.
* TeleSign secondary authentication
User self-service activities, such as unblocking the user PIN on a smart card, relies on secondary authentication through vSEC:CMS. Today, secondary authentication includes user name/password, email verification, secret pre-recorded questions and more. With the latest version of vSEC:CMS, Versasec adds secondary authentication using mobile messaging through an integration with TeleSign, the market leader in this space. The new version's enhancements include features designed with the large community of active users in mind.
* HSM OSKS
With the latest versions of vSEC:CMS, the operator service key store, also known as the credential holder for the operator service, can be protected with hardware security modules (HSMs). The operator service is basically daemon operator enabling approval of operations when no operator is present. The operator service is especially useful when enabling User Self-Service functions. The interface to HSMs is the standard PKCS#11 interface. Versasec has tested this first version of the HSM OSKS with Engage Black Vault HSM from Engage Communication. Engage Black provides break through cryptographic appliances focused on security threat mitigation. BlackVault solutions are 'purpose built' to securely generate, use, and manage cryptographic keys for Signing, Certificate Authority, Key Store, and other critical crypto applications; and the company's BlackDoor and BlackBond appliances secure data in motion. Engage Black is the cryptographic business unit of Engage Communication, serving the communication, IT, and networking industries for over 25 years.

'We are very excited to be the first HSM to be supported on Versasec's vSEC:CMS 4.2 platform,' said Engage CEO Mark Doyle. 'The Engage Black Vault HSM is an affordable and easy to use solution, making hardware encryption support easier for the Versasec customer experience.'

With two separate and distinct products in the portfolio, Versasec has simplified its price list so it easier for customer and resellers to quickly and easily obtain the correct and most complete pricing for every order. The new version of vSEC:CMS 4.2 is available now for evaluation via download at http://versasec.com.

'We've simplified our products and pricing structure, while adding significant improvements to our vSEC:CMS suite that continues to be the only solution to provide smart card management services to small, mid and large companies. The new vSEC:CMS 4.2 series features improvements in speed and scalability for faster credentials issuance, enhanced error reporting, and increased secure self-service functionality with TeleSign and Engage Black Vault HSM,' said Joakim Thorén, CEO, Versasec.

About Versasec
Versasec is a leading IT solutions provider in the identity and access management space with focus on easy deployment of smart cards with innovative smart card management systems. Our customers are organizations that demand high security and ease of use. Our state of the art solutions enable our customers to securely authenticate, issue and manage user credentials, such as smart cards, more cost efficiently than other solutions on the market.
Our mission is to provide solutions that are affordable and easy to integrate, thus allowing organizations of all sizes to implement high levels of security. We also offer first class support, maintenance, and training. Our customers include: HSBC, Tieto, Raiffeisenbank, Hornbach, Daimler, Alstom, European Commission, Qualcomm, eBay, Saudi Aramco, IMF, L'Oreal and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Our products and services can be bought and delivered worldwide by use of an extensive reseller network and through the Versasec web site: http://versasec.com


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