Nexus Smart ID Desktop App lets you provision and manage virtual smart cards, which are hosted on your laptop. Virtual smart cards, Yubico Yubikey tokens and ID06 cards can be used via the app for Windows-related use cases, such as two-factor authentication to external resources, protection of data by secure encryption, and integrity through reliable signing. The app also supports PKI encoding of smart cards as part of the Smart ID Digital ID solution.
Virtual smart cards on your local computer helps to digitalize securely
Secure your day-to-day business
Today, most organizations need to offer their employees and other end users secure access to applications and information at all times and wherever they are. With virtual smart cards on the desktop, you get an integrated and user-friendly two-factor authentication (2FA) method.
Save time and costs
Physical smart cards are often chosen for their high level of security, but they cost money to buy, renew or replace, and require manual processes to distribute. By using Windows virtual smart cards (VSC), end users can say goodbye to passwords while complexity, logistics and costs for the business are reduced, since the process for supplying physical smart cards, hardware tokens and smart card readers is completely obsolete. With virtual smart cards, you can take advantage of automated and purely digital processes for provisioning and management.
Ensure same level of security as for physical cards
Smart ID Desktop App is based on the Microsoft technologies Virtual Smart Card (VSC) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Keys are securely created and stored on the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, which is available on most laptops.The TPM fulfills the same level of security as the physical smart card in terms of non-exportability, cryptography isolation and anti-hammering.
Offer users a seamless experience
Virtual smart cards are easy to use and do not require users to carry additional physical devices with them. Users can easily get started by requesting a virtual smart card via self-service, and activating it by clicking an activation link. Using virtual smart cards in the Smart ID Desktop App offers users a seamless experience that is based on native Windows use cases.
Get started without delay
Since there is no need to distribute physical cards or tokens, it is quick and easy for an organization to get started with virtual smart cards. Smart ID Desktop App lets you provision and manage virtual smart cards, that can be used for Windows-related use cases, such as two-factor authentication to external resources, protection of data by secure encryption, and integrity through reliable signing. The app is distributed via Microsoft Store or as an MSI installer via Nexus support portal.