The Entrust Inc. credentialing services and related smart card technology have earned Microsoft Certification for demonstrating hardware compatibility with the company’s line of operating systems.
This step ensures customers, partners, enterprises and vendors that the smart cards deployed with Entrust’s software-as-a-service (Saas) credentialing platform are compliant with Microsoft Windows, as well as the many applications running on the operating system that use certificate authentication.
With the certification complete, Entrust smart card documentation and collateral will be licensed to display recognizable Microsoft compatibility logos for the Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. This certification, which applies to 32- and 64-bit operating systems, adds another level of interoperability to Entrust Credentialing Services, ensuring compatibility for hundreds of third-party certificate authentication applications.
Entrust smart cards, related drivers and components — specifically the Entrust IdentityGuard X509 Minidriver — completed a number of use cases and a thorough submission process to earn the certification. The procedure featured a test of the smart cards, drivers and various aspects of Entrust’s card management capabilities.
Entrust’s certified smart card chip runs on the Java Card operating system and has EAL5+ certification and is FIPS 140-2-compliant.