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Smart Cards in the Enterprise: Lifecycle Management Systems are a Key Component

Published: 26 August 2004

ID: G00203022

Analyst(s): Trent Henry


Enterprises are once again looking to smart cards for combined logical/physical access in corporate "smart badge" projects and for improved identity assurance of users. In this Directory and Security Strategies report, Analyst Trent Henry explains that the complex IT ecosystem for smart cards demands strong lifecycle management capabilities. He describes how vendors are starting to answer the call to integrate cards, PKI, directories, and physical access systems into a usable enterprise solution.

Table Of Contents



  • Smart Card Business Case
    • Let's Get Physical
    • Form Factors
  • How Good Is the Security?
    • Smart Cards and Privacy
  • Smart Card Solution Components
    • PKI
    • Card Providers
    • Card Lifecycle Management
    • Integration Services
  • The Path to Standards
  • New Places for Smart Card Technology
  • Market Impact
    • Defining the Market: Many Different Players
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Future
  • Recommendations
    • Enterprise Recommendations
    • Vendor Recommendations

The Details

  • Smart Card Platforms
    • Global Platform
  • Standards
    • ISO 7816
    • Government Smart Card Interoperability Specification
    • Personal Computer/Smart Card Workgroup
    • Wireless and Contactless
    • Cryptographic Interfaces
    • Accreditation
    • Others
  • Industry Consortia
  • Vendor Solutions
    • Card
    • ActivCard
    • Alacris
    • Aladdin Knowledge Systems
    • Axalto
    • Bell ID
    • DataKey
    • Gemplus
    • Giesecke and Devrient (G&D)
    • Intercede
    • Oberthur Card Systems
    • RSA Security
    • Siemens
    • SPYRUS, Inc.
    • SSP-Litronic
  • Others


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