Identive Group, a provider of products and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced that it has provided the Dutch Ministry of Defense (MoD) with 59,500 SmartFold smart card readers that enable secure access to the ministry’s computer network for MoD employees working remotely.
The Dutch MoD selected the Identive readers based on their security and flexibility. Much of the information being accessed from the ministry’s network is restricted or sensitive, which creates specific policy requirements for how the data must be managed. The SmartFold readers fit easily into the MoD’s existing network security infrastructure and allow remote PCs to unlock applications and data with the same level of security as internal workstations. Technology solutions provider SCC, Identive’s distribution partner in the Netherlands, assisted the Dutch MoD in selecting the SmartFold readers.
Dr. Manfred Mueller, executive vice president of Identive Group and managing director of the Company’s ID Infrastructure division said, “We are pleased that the Dutch Ministry of Defense has standardized on an Identive smart card reader for remote network access. We are also pleased to add The Netherlands to the growing list of more than 30 government customers for which we provide solutions to help protect their IT assets.”
The SmartFold SCR3500 mini USB reader is a fully ISO7816 compliant contact smart card reader suitable for a wide range of application areas for government, enterprise and home use. Due to its small design, the SmartFold reader is ideal for remote access applications.
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