Smart cards and tokens have long been the authentication method of choice for security-minded organizations. By adding “something you have” (i.e. a smart card or token) to the traditional “something you know” (i.e. a user password), tokens and smart cards provide stronger assurance that whoever is accessing the network is who they say they are.
Virtual smart cards provide these security advantages, but are also easier and less expensive to deploy and manage. Virtual smart cards are part of the endpoint hardware itself, so they can’t be lost or separated from the user (unless the user loses the entire computer). That means you don’t have to buy extras and re-deploy constantly.
Wave is the only security provider to offer virtual smart card on Windows 7, as well as Windows 8 and 8.1, making it possible for organizations to use today instead of waiting to upgrade to Windows 8.
This brochure shows how Wave takes advantage of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to provide enterprises a more secure, less expensive multi-factor authentication solution.