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CRYPTO-Server X: Authentication Solution for the Mac


CRYPTO-Server X Makes It Simple To Positively Authenticate All Mac OS X
Panther Users

( an innovative leader in authentication technology,
today announced the launch of CRYPTO-Server X, the authentication solution
designed specifically for Mac OS X version 10.3 “Panther.” CRYPTO-Server X
makes it simple to positively identify all Mac users attempting to access a
VPN or Web-based system by coupling something in the user’s possession (a
multi-function smart card, hardware token, or software token), with
something the user knows (their PIN). CRYPTO-Server X generates a one-time
password for every log-on attempt, making stolen credentials useless to

CRYPTO-Server X’s familiar ATM-style protocol eliminates the user
resistance often encountered when organizations attempt to implement an
additional layer of security, while the solution’s CRYPTO-Admin
authentication server generates a unique password for every log-on attempt,
so that users no longer have to memorize complicated credentials –
significantly reducing the help-desk costs associated with resetting
forgotten passwords, and the obvious security risk resulting from users
writing down their credentials.

CRYPTO-Admin makes it easy for organizations to create a token-deployment
database by simply importing existing company directories, while the
solution’s CRYPTO-Deploy component makes it equally simple for
administrators to instantly distribute software tokens from any computer,
to any user. CRYPTO-Server X’s versatile software tokens can reside on a
user’s desktop, laptop, or multi-function smart card, while the back-end is
hosted on a Panther Server.

CRYPTOCard Launches CRYPTO-Server X Authentication Solution For The Mac
“An organization cannot guarantee system security if it cannot authenticate
each individual user – and CRYPTO-Server X makes this simple,” explained
Malcolm MacTaggart, President & CEO, CRYPTOCard Corporation. “Users have
traditionally been drawn to the intuitive, state-of-the-art functionality
of the Mac operating system, and CRYPTOCard’s collaboration with Apple
underscores its commitment to provide Mac users with an authentication
solution that, much like Mac OS X Panther itself, is extremely cost
effective and user friendly.”

“Panther Server includes powerful open source solutions and innovative,
easy-to-use server management capabilities making it an ideal solution for
business and education customers,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president
of Worldwide Developer Relations. “CRYPTO-Server X makes it easy to
authenticate Mac users attempting to access a VPN or Web-based system.”

Pricing and Availability

CRYPTOCard will officially launch CRYPTO-Server X, an authentication
solution designed specifically for the Mac, at Macworld 2004.
CRYPTO-Server X 10-User Pack, including the CRYPTO-Admin authentication
server; a choice of ten smart cards, hardware tokens, or software tokens;
and one-year’s free support will be available at Macworld’s DevDepot Store,
or directly from CRYPTOCard ( from Tuesday, January 6 at
a special introductory price of $499 (US). CRYPTO-Server X will also be
available in a Five-User Pack costing $299 (US). For more information on
CRYPTO-Server X, please go to, or visit booth 1747 at
Macworld for a demonstration.

About CRYPTOCard Corporation

Established in 1989, CRYPTOCard provides cost-effective Secure Password
Technology to leading enterprises worldwide in the government, technology,
aerospace, financial, telecommunications, and healthcare sectors.
CRYPTOCard positively authenticates a user’s identity by coupling something
in the user’s possession (a smart card, hardware token, or software token),
with something the user knows (their PIN), and provides centralized
authentication for all physical and network access regardless of network
infrastructure or user location. CRYPTOCard’s partners include Apple
(Nasdaq: AAPL), Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), Check Point (Nasdaq: CHKP), Citrix
(Nasdaq: CTXS), Entrust (Nasdaq: ENTU), Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), Sun
Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), and Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR). For additional
information on CRYPTOCard, please visit

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