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USB Based Mobile Identity Management

Kobil Systems : 01 July, 2010  (New Product)
Mobile workers now have the use of HOB Planet mIDentity for gaining secure access to company information resources whilst on the move using a USB pluggable portable security module
Kobil Systems have announced their cooperation in the development and supply of the HOB Planet mIDentity today. HOB Planet mIDentity allows to work securely while on the move anywhere in the world and to access company resources.

The German companies Kobil and HOB are cooperating in the development and supply of HOB Planet mIDentity, making the mobile workstation of the future possible. With the new product both companies offer a solution, supporting modern, mobile working processes and enabling the highly secure access to company resources from anywhere in the world. HOB Planet mIDentity realizes the Cloud concept in a highly secure way. Based on the standard technology SSL VPN, HOB Planet mIDentity provides secure and mobile access to sensitive data. Nevertheless the handling remains quite simple. The User simply inserts the HOB Planet mIDentity into the USB port of any Windows, Mac or Linux computer and gains immediate access to the company intranet or rather the company Cloud without previous installation of software or drivers.

Kobil's mIDentity is a non-install smart card reader with encrypted memory in a USB product format, guaranteeing a highly secure and simple communication whilst preventing access through third parties. Thus the hardware characteristic of the mIDentity is offering global mobility and permanent security of the digital identity. HOB will provide its expertise of remote access clients and server infrastructures. The products of both companies support Zero-Footprint, i.e. they work without installation. Both technologies are patented and are based on BSI certified technology.

"We are proud to join the development of a new and absolutely fantastic strategic security product, the HOB Planet mIDentity, in partnership with HOB. It will secure the Cloud, will make remote access mobile, realize Green IT, will reduce administration and will simplify work station configuration. We expect a high acceptance of the user friendly and highly secure HOB Planet mIDentity on the market" says Ismet Koyun, CEO of Kobil.

"We are looking forward to the cooperation with Kobil and feel confident that the new product will achieve a great market response as today mobility is state-of-the-art more than ever. Business as well as private user wants to have the option of accessing their data and applications at any time and just for that HOB in cooperation with KOBIL are providing a sophisticated and technically matured solution", says Klaus Brandstätter, Director of the connectivity specialist HOB GmbH.

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