SOFTWARE TOOLS: Kerberos Agent handles PKCS#11 apps on smartcards -

SOFTWARE TOOLS: Kerberos Agent handles PKCS#11 apps on smartcards

TeamF1 has just released an updated version of its AuthAgent Kerberos which implements the Kerberos V Protocol for authentication of network clients and services in embedded devices.

According to Mukesh Lulla, President, TeamF1, new features and enhancements in Kerberos 2.1 include out-of-the-box support for additional embedded operating systems including VxWorks, Linux, LynxOS and ThreadX as well as support for the latest Kerberos V and GSS-API standards including RFC 4120 and 4121.

It also supports the latest Public Key Cryptography for Initial Authentication in Kerberos (PKINIT) RFC 4456 when combined with TeamF1's AuthAgent X.509 product for digital certificate management.

It interoperates with with Heimdal and Windows Active Directory implementations of PKINIT and supports PKCS#11 smartcards in PKINIT, such as Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Cards (CAC), and a soft PKCS#11 library for development.

AuthAgent Kerberos 2.1 is a free upgrade for all AuthAgent Kerberos customers that are covered by a TeamF1 maintenance agreement, and is also available as an authentication agent for user or administratorauthentication in TeamF1's turnkey solutions including Secure Gateway Solution and Managed Access Point Solution.

AuthAgent Kerberos 2.1 is available as a source license under royalty-free terms directly from TeamF1 with immediate availability on VxWorks, Linux, LynxOS and ThreadX platforms.

TeamF1, Inc.
Fremont, Ca.

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