USB Token is hardware mechanism used for password
authentication via using identity management technique and provides hacking problem
solution to the user. It fits in the USB port of the computer. Besides, it is also very
useful where security is must like personal computer or cyber cafe pc. It can be most widely
used in accessing E-banking, E-commerce, stock trading, and online data and money transactions tasks.
Digital Signature Certificates are now used in various applications are of various types like Class II,
Class III. Class 3 digital signature certificates are mostly used e-tendering and e-procurement. Class 2
digital signature certificate are mainly used for efiling e.g digital signature certificate for EPFO,
Digital Signature for Income Tax, Digital Signature for MCA etc.
Proxkey USB Token
The Proxkey USB Token is a hardware cryptographic module validated against the FIPS 140-2 at security level. It is a USB-based PKI, two-factor authentication token device. It provides digital signature generation/verification for online authentications and data encryption/decryption for online transactions. The user's private and public key pairs can be generated and stored on the embedded chip. Trustkey has 32K EEPROM and 64K FLASH for the on-card file system divided into the basic areas and extended area. The user's key pairs reside in the EEPROM. The private key can never be exported.
The implementation of FIPS-Approved cryptographic algorithms are tested under the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP).
Proxkey provides the USB interface that can connect the module to a General Purpose Computer (GPC) in a "plug and play" manner, which eliminates the need to install Smart Card Reader drivers. The WatchKey implements type A USB 1.1 (full speed) specifications and USB CCID (Circuit(s)
Cards Interface Device) protocol which enables communication with ISO/IEC 7816 smart cards over USB.