Kobil Systems is a manufacturer of mobile IT security solutions in the field of digital identity. At the leading ICT event, the CeBIT in Hanover, new innovative products are being presented by Kobil at booth D 63 in the Banking, Finance & Security hall from March 1st – 5th, 2011. The newest additions to the Kobil product line are: HOB Planet mIDentity, the secure virtual desktop; KOBIL mIDentity 3G, a groundbreaking “one-fits-all” product developed in cooperation with the Belgian company, Option; Kobil opTAN touch, the first optical chip card reader with touchpad and used by German Postbank since the end of last year; Kobil SecOPTIC-2 with “what you see is what you sign” OTP technology and with display, optical sensors and menu navigation buttons. With its new line of identity card readers, Kobil wants to enable secure use of the new identity card functions at a reasonable price.
The Kobil mIDentity 3G offers secure online banking via UMTS remote access as well as conventional internet use and online applications. In addition, Kobil mIDentity 3G is offering encrypted memory for secure data storage and optionally a backup into the Cloud. In the small device, there is a SIM card containing the digital identity and an UMTS SIM card (3G) as well as an AES encrypted data safe. The new strategic security product has been developed together with Option, trend setter in the field of wireless technology.
HOB Planet mIDentity, the virtual Desktop in your pocket comes to life with the technology cooperation between HOB and Kobil. The proven technology mIDentity is combined with mobile and hardened applications and replaceable smartcard to form the basis for highly secure communications and the protection of sensitive corporate data. Merging the two highly advanced technologies of both companies in this form is unique and facilitates very simple handling. Plugging the device into any PC will start the hardened on-board application to connect immediately to the corporate intranet. Following the successful authentication via smartcard technology, the user can freely access the data and applications, and use entire office – anywhere and anytime.
Kobil SecOPTIC-2 complements the already established OTP technology with a token by Kobil, which is not just equipped with a display and navigation buttons but also with an optical interface for the comfortable generation of TANs.
The Kobil smart security management system (SSMS) has already become an essential component for the long-term security and convenient management of Kobil technologies and solutions. It is the remote and central point of administration for all our technologies to enable secure updates for mIDentity, transaction data signing, authentication services for SecOPTIC and central point of web administration for devices and users.
The world novelty Kobil opTAN touch offers improved ergonomics thanks to the innovative touchpad and therefore responds to modern requirements for the outfit of an IT security device. KOBIL opTAN touch resorts to the already million fold marketed optical reader Kobil TAN Optimus Comfort and enable the secure creation of bank transaction authentication numbers (TANs) for transaction signature.
The Kobil line of identity card readers offers certified security and well thought out convenience at a comparatively low price. All of these devices are currently in the process of being certified by the BSI. With the Kobil PA Secure, Kobil is offering a handy CAT-S reader (suitable for mobile usage) and the Kobil PA Secure (+) which has the added advantage of a dual interface. For the ZKA (German Central Credit Committee) banking sector, Kobil will soon be offering the Kobil PA Professional as a desktop device with dual interface and illuminated display, together with approved online banking and a qualified signature function (eID).
Along with SAP AG and Software AG, KOBIL is one of the winners of the Clusters of Excellence competition, through which the German government is making over € 80 million available over the next five years for research and development into software solutions. With this competition, the relevant ministry is looking to give a boost to its policy of promoting innovation. In software clusters, partners from science and industry can not only convert their ideas into new products and services more quickly but can also make better use of their existing strengths. As one of these partners, Kobil has had the courage to innovate for over two decades and as a result, has made a significant contribution to IT security. Companies belonging to the German software cluster generate 40 percent of the global turnover of the 100 leading European software providers. The software cluster of the Rhine-Main-Neckar region holds the top position in the Truffle 100 European Clusters ranking which was initiated by EU commissioner Neelie Kroes.