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Logical Access

Logical AccessIf you’re looking to improve your identity credentials when logging on to PCs, Universal Smart Cards can help you with the implementation of a logical access solution.

We can work independently or in partnership with specialist integrators, when it comes to specifying the best smart cards, card readers and software to work with new or existing operating systems and devices.

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You may want to apply multi factor authentication when users log on to PCs, laptops or tablets etc. This can be achieved by employing a smart card that supports Windows aunthentification for instance, such as or

Credentials can be stored on the card, such as pins, passwords, certificates and biometrics (fingerprints). When logging onto a device with, for example, a pin followed by a smart card, this adds an additional layer of security when verifying users. Alternatively, a contactless card can be used to support tap and go solutions such as the solutions from Imprivata or HID SEOS. This can include cloud and web based applications.

The same approach can be applied when users access certain applications. For example in a hospital environment, doctors may be authorised to access certain applications, such as patient records, where other hospital staff may be limited to other applications. Universal Smart Cards can help organisations to roll out logical access solutions. Not only in hospitals, but also in universities, local authorities and the corporate landscape.


BYOD or BLEIf you’re involved in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) scheme, managing the security risks is critical. Universal Smart Cards can help you to manage this by implementing a logical access control solution. Multi factor authentication can be applied in order for users to securely log on to mobile phones, tablets, laptops etc. This will ensure that users authenticate their identity by something they know and something they have. Universal Smart Cards can help with cards that will support NFC devices, many of which come with Android. This is key for IT security both in normal working hours and also outside working hours.

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The recent launch of HID PIV (Personal Identity Verification) Express and Enterprise Solutions offer governments and regulated industries worldwide a single, secure, credential to access facilities and IT resources. This easy to deploy and a converged access multi factor authentication solution allows secure access to networks, cloud applications and facilities. This prevents breaches and achieves the compliance with PIV, PIV-I, NIST and equivalent mandates, policies and guidelines. It delivers an integrated solution that offers standards-compliant identity and credential management. Both components are designed to support each other so the solution can be deployed faster and you can enjoy a more simplified management experience.

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