eToken PKI Client Overview

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a framework for creating a secure method for exchanging information based on public key cryptography, providing for trusted third-party vetting of, and vouching for, user identities. It is an arrangement that consists of a system of digital certificates, Certificate Authorities, and other registration authorities that verify and authenticate the validity of each party involved in an internet transaction.

Aladdin’s eToken PKI Client enables integration with various security applications. It enables eToken security applications and third party applications to communicate with the eToken device so that it can work with various security solutions and applications. These include eToken PKI solutions using either PKCS#11 or CAPI, proprietary eToken applications such as eToken SSO (Single Sign-On), eToken for Network Logon, and management solutions such as eToken TMS (Token Management System). eToken TMS manages all aspects of token assignment, deployment and personalization within an organization.

eToken PKI Client enables the implementation of strong two-factor authentication using standard certificates as well as encryption and digital signing of data. Generic integration with both Microsoft CAPI and PKCS#11 security interfaces enables out-of-the-box inter-operability with a variety of security applications offering secure web access, secure network logon, PC and data security, secure email, and more. PKI keys and certificates can be created, stored, and used securely from within eToken hardware and software devices.

eToken PKI Client can be deployed and updated using any standard software distribution system, such as GPO and SMS.

The eToken PKI Client Properties application and the eToken PKI Client Monitor process are installed with eToken PKI Client, providing easy-to-use configuration tools for users and administrators.

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