Sig-Tec Supports Omnikey Contactless Smart Card Reader in Logical Access Software Solution

Network access control provider adds full support for Omnikey smart card readers


Minneapolis, MN - Sig-Tec Corporation, a provider of logical access desktop and laptop solutions, has incorporated full support for the OMNIKEY CardMan 5121 contactless smart card readers into its suite of logical access products.

Sig-Tec Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of integrated functional support for OMNIKEY'S newest authentication device, the CardMan 5121, into Sig-Tec's complete line of enhanced security logical access software solutions for Windows desktops and laptops. Sig-Tec logical access solutions feature a full replacement GINA (graphical identification and authentication) that provides greater security, full multifactor authentication, a choice of authentication devices, and extra features not found elsewhere.

The CardMan 5121 is based on a 13.56 MHz contactless smart card RFID interface that is compliant with ISO specifications 14443 A and B and 15693. The reader works with a variety of 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards, including iCLASS by HID. Organizations with existing contactless smart card infrastructures can now implement Sig-Tec's secure desktop log-on solutions without having to re-badge their existing cardholders.

Organizations with existing contactless smart card infrastructures can implement Sig-Tec's secure desktop logon solutions without having to re-badge their existing cardholders. The dual interface feature of the reader also allows organizations to use contact-based smart cards on the same desktop reader. Simply use Sig-Tec's Single Private Desktop, Multiple Private Desktops, Audit Server, or Software Developers' Kit products and you are ready for secure access to the desktop.

"Security is unquestionably the most critical challenge facing all businesses today. Establishing this partnership between OMNIKEY and Sig-Tec will provide one of the most advanced logical security solutions available in today's marketplace. We believe that both companies have universal appeal for all businesses that are focused on increasing real security to protect mission-critical information," said John McGuire, Sig-Tec's vice president of Sales, Business to Business. "Sig-Tec's expertise and success implementing multi-factor security solutions in distinct vertical markets combined with OMNIKEY, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of smart card readers, make us confident that we have selected a great partner to showcase our logical security software solutions."

"We are pleased to see Sig-Tec offer a complete line of logical access solutions that work with HID iCLASS cards and contact smart cards from the HID SMARTS(TM) Program," said Holly Sacks, executive vice president of marketing for HID. "Our customers continue to want to use their physical access cards for other applications such as PC secure log-on; Sig-Tec's offering supports this need in the market."

Sig-Tec is online at www.sig-tec.com.