Rainbow Security, a Russian expert in the field of information security, announced that the technology of CodeMeter Wibu-Systems has been successfully used to protect the bank’s applications Wincor Nixdorf.
Wincor Nixdorf is a global supplier of IT solutions and services for retail banking and commercial enterprises. To protect the applications developed specifically for the banking institutions, Wincor Nixdorf uses the solution CrypTA – hardware and software system, built on technology from CodeMeter Wibu-Systems. CrypTA consists of two parts – a tool for authentication and key hardware CmStick / M with additional flash memory, which allows you to use the key as an external drive. CrypTA not only protects applications and sensitive data, but also provides secure access to the equipment during its service, highlighted in Rainbow Security.
The main requirement for Wincor Nixdorf system protection applications was to provide access control through a rigorous two-factor authentication based on password or a PIN-code, supplemented by a unique device – a hardware key. Thus, for legitimate access to protected applications, users must have not only the hardware key CmStick / M, and a personal password that will act as a second factor authentication. Password must be entered each time you connect the hardware key CmStick / M.Such a procedure many times increases the level of security: the user who knows the password can access the device and relevant applications. The hardware key is activated only when the login is correct at the time of connection.When removing the CmStick / M is its automatic deactivation, thus able to avoid violation of safety requirements in case of loss of a key.
Thanks to flash memory in the key of the software part CrypTA be fully loaded in CmStick / M.CrypTA runs directly from the corresponding hardware key and does not require pre-installation of additional software.
In addition, Wincor Nixdorf that protects their software with the help of technology CodeMeter, the company also provides security for documents using decision SmartShelter | PDF of Wibu-Systems. To access the protected applications and / or documents used by the license, valid only during a certain period of time. For example, the password becomes invalid employee in the event of his dismissal. After the expiration of the license can be updated using remote programming, explained in Rainbow Security.