CRYPTO-Server 6.3 for OS X provides “Tiger” Users With Simple Authenticated
Access To Desktops-Even If They Are Not Connected To The Network

CRYPTOCard (, a leading authentication
developer, today launched CRYPTO-Server 6.3 for OS X, the authentication
solution designed to make it simple to positively identify all Tiger users
attempting LAN, VPN (Apple or Cisco), or Web-based (Apache) access.
Specifically designed to fully integrate with Tiger’s newly-developed
support for smart card environments, CRYPTO-Server 6.3 couples something in
the user’s possession (a multi-function smart card, USB token, hardware
token, or software token), with something the user knows (their PIN) to
provide secure, enterprise-class LAN, Web, and remote ATM-style
One-PIN-and-You=92re-In=92 authenticated access that mirrors the look and fe=
of the OS X logon ensuring that the technology is simple for Tiger users
to utilize. CRYPTO-Server 6.3’s “Fast User Switching” functionality also
makes it simple for multiple Tiger users to securely access the Mac, using
smart cards or tokens in a stand-alone or networked environment.

“Understanding that an organization cannot guarantee a system security if
it cannot positively authenticate each individual user, CRYPTOCard has
developed a fully-integrated authentication solution specifically designed
for Tiger,” commented Malcolm MacTaggart, President & CEO, CRYPTOCard
Corporation. “CRYPTO-Server 6.3 now makes it simple for Tiger users,
particularly in the traditional Mac strongholds of the health, legal,
higher education, and printing/publishing/multimedia sectors, to provide
true ATM-style One-PIN-and-You=92re-In=92 enterprise-class strong user
authentication for LAN, VPN, Web, or remote system access,” MacTaggart
continued. “To meet the needs of U.S Federal customers, CRYPTOCard’s Smart
Card readers support the U.S Federal Smart Cards (CAC & PIV) and the
drivers are pre-installed in Tiger.”

“The breakthrough features in Mac OS X Tiger are enabling innovation across
a diverse range of developers and markets,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice
president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We=92re thrilled that CRYPTOCar=
is taking advantage of Tiger to deliver easy-to-use enterprise class
authentication solutions.”

Incorporating CRYPTOCard’s familiar ATM-style logon, that has proven to
eliminate the user resistance usually encountered when organizations
attempt to implement an additional layer of security, CRYPTO-Server 6.3 for
OS X generates a one-time password for every log-on attempt, making stolen
credentials useless to hackers while simultaneously ensuring Tiger users do
not 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 passwords.

CRYPTO-Server’s remote access functionality offers support for Apple’s VPN
Server, with the same “One-PIN-and-You=92re-In.” experience, however, if
hardware tokens are employed, no additional software is required on the
client side CRYPTOCard’s two-factor-authentication is ready to go,
“out-of-the-box.” CRYPTO-Server 6.3’s CRYPTO-Web component also makes it
simple for Tiger users to utilize the exact same ATM-style log-on protocol
to positively authenticate themselves to Apache and IIS Websites, right
down to the page level. And, with almost 75 percent (or more than 13
million) of the world’s web servers running on Apache, CRYPTO-Server 6.3
for OS X represents a significant advance in authentication technology for
the web medium.

CRYPTO-Server 6.3 for OS X provides administrators with centralized
authentication and management capability, emphasizing ease-of-use and tight
integration with Apple’s Open Directory LDAP services. CRYPTO-Server 6.3
will not only make it simple to enforce two-factor authentication as the
only way to access a workstation, but will also make it simple to lock down
access through VPN’s, Portals, and web servers.

A true enterprise solution offering “High Availability,” CRYPTO-Server 6.3
has no single point of failure switching to a replica server in the event
of system failure utilizing real-time multi-master replication
functionality. Additionally, CRYPTO-Server 6.3 for OS X makes it easy for
organizations to create a token-deployment database by reading on a
real-time basis from OpenLDAP, while the solution’s CRYPTO-Deploy component
makes it incredibly simple for administrators to instantly distribute
software tokens from any computer, to any user. CRYPTO-Server’s versatile
software tokens can reside on a user’s desktop, laptop, multi-function
smart card, or Pocket PC.

CRYPTO-Server 6.3’s other components include CRYPTO-Kit, which provides
developers with the tools to make it simple to integrate CRYPTOCard’s
technology with existing security applications/systems; CRYPTO-Deploy, to
facilitate the deployment and activation of tokens; and CRYPTO-Migration;
which provides RSA Migration functionality that enables organizations to
switch from an alternative system (CRYPTOCard’s tokens, with replaceable
batteries, are deployed once and can be utilized indefinitely).

A five-user bundle (all-you-need-in-1-box the full server software plus
five tokens) is available for $499 (SRP). CRYPTOCard’s products are
available from Tech Data and other distributors, integrators, and resellers
in the U.S., Japan, France, the U.K., and throughout the world. For more
information on CRYPTO-Server 6.3 for Mac, please visit

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. Winner of
the “Best of Show,” award at Macworld 2004, 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.