KEMP introduces support for Federal ID smart cards

KEMP introduces support for federal ID smart cards

As security tightens in government facilities and systems, the Common Access Card (CAC), the Personal Identity Verification card and the Transportation Worker Identification Credential are poised for more widespread use in providing access to government buildings and networks.

Accordingly, government IT managers need ways to streamline the authentication and authorization  process before daily workload applications reach the server.

KEMP Technologies, a provider of software-centric and cloud-focused load balancer solutions, announced it now offers authentication support for federal ID smart cards.  The company’s LoadMaster Load Balancer, which simplifies management of networked resources for transaction-based systems, now supports integration with Defense Department environments using CAC authentication and Active Directory application infrastructures.

The LoadMaster acts on behalf of clients presenting X.509 certificates via CAC and becomes the authenticated Kerberos client for services.

KEMP is the only provider that offers this type of smart card support for hardware, virtual, cloud and bare-metal platforms, the company said in its announcement.

 “KEMP is committed to providing the sophisticated technologies required to support the efforts of the U.S.  government and Department of Defense, while delivering substantial value when compared to alternative competitive offerings,” said KEMP chief marketing officer and co-founder Peter Melerud. 

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