MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, November 2, 2000 – CarSmart Technologies announced today that it has filed for a patent that allows smart cards to more easily interface with networked applications including Internet browsers, e-mail servers, corporate databases and Internet dial-up software. In particular, the smart card can be interfaced in such a way that sensitive network access information including log on credentials, passwords and cryptography elements can be securely stored on the card and conveniently retrieved on demand. Because sensitive user specific information is secured on the card itself and not on the PC or its network, the user can simply remove the card from specially designed card readers and thereby “lock-up” the PC. The user can walk away with the comfort that sensitive password and access information goes with him, safely stored in an encrypted form on the card. When combined with other software such as CardSmart Technologies’ patent pending and proprietary MiPass™ software, PC users greatly increase system security and usability in Internet , stand alone and LAN based network applications. With these technologies MiPass™ Software users can securely manage all of the credentials and identities needed to navigate and transact over the web or corporate networks. A single card can store hundreds of userIDs, passwords, bookmarks, account information, dial-up phone numbers, or purchase preferences.
David Fisher, Executive Vice President of CardSmart and creator of the new software, summarizes it this way,“This new product acts as a software bridge between the smart card and the PC or network. It also works to seamlessly link popular networking software to the card and allows for enterprise wide scalability.”
Mike McClain, President of the company adds, “The new patents we have recently filed, are good examples of the innovation we bring to card based applications...whether they be security or marketing oriented. The basic proposition of CardSmart Technologies is to provide end users with what we call the total solution, which means developing unique, cost effective and complete applications.”