Authentication Tokens

Giritech was first to market in 2004 with its innovative G/On USB that in one mobile device provides two-factor authentication and secure software storage for connectivity. The evolution of devices has since accelerated as CPU and memory circuits have reached new levels of integration with more and more functionality on smaller and smaller chips.

 

Giritech is proud to offer the next state-of-the-art innovation within authentication tokens. The G/On solution is based on cryptographically secure smart-card technology implementing a very strong mutual authentication protocol and completely avoiding the counterfeiting issue of copying devices.

Available Authentication Token overview

G/On 5 Hardware Authentication Tokens

MicroSmart &
USB MicroSmart

Mobile Token

Computer
User
Token

SoftToken
(On Removable Drive)

Availability

Now

Now

Now

Now

Supported Operating Systems

Windows
Mac
Linux

iOS

Windows only

Windows
Mac
Linux

Software Execution from Token

Yes

Software installed on device

Software installed on computer

Yes

Zero Footprint

Yes

n/a

n/a

Yes

Driverless Operation – uses existing mass storage driver

Yes

n/a

n/a

Yes

Works for NON-admin users

Yes

n/a

Yes

Yes

Authentication Method

Challenge-Response Protocol and Private Key onSmart Card

Challenge-Response Protocol on Computer and Private Key in protected storage

Challenge-Response Protocol on Computer and Private Key in User Registry

Challenge-Response Protocol on Computer and Private Key on Removable Storage

CD ROM partition for read only storage of G/On Client

No

n/a

n/a

No

Flash Memory

4GB

n/a

n/a

n/a
(SoftToken must reside on removable drive)

 

G/On Authentication Tokens with smart card

 

G/On MicroSmart 4GB

The flash memory is used for the storage of the G/On client software and associated application clients and data. The G/On microSD supports Windows, Mac, and Linux and can be used in mobile devices such as high speed broadband modems (e.g. USBConnect QUALCOMM 3G or HUAWEI Mobile Connect Modem E180 used by mobile carriers around the world), Laptops, PDAs and other mobile devices with a microSD interface. The G/On MicroSmart operates without any installation of drivers and doesn’t require administrator rights on the device thus reducing costs for implementation, support and help desks.

G/On USB MicroSmart 4GB

This G/On USB device offers a high degree of mobility, versatility and convenience as it supports Windows, Mac, and Linux based devices with a USB port. It uses the same integrated smart- card and microSD flash memory for storage as the G/On MicroSmart but is housed in an adapter specially built for the higher heat emission of this special microSD card. The G/On USB MicroSmart requires no installation of drivers and can be used on any PC and does not require administrative rights.

G/On Authentication Tokens without smart card

 
G/On Computer User Token (Windows Only!)

This special token makes it possible to use personal laptops or other personal computing devices as G/On authentication factors. The G/On Computer User Token stores its private keys in a registry entry for the specific user account on the computer and uses the MAC address of the enabled network adapters to link the private key to the computer.

This option is particular valuable in these scenarios:

  1. Businesses that are already providing personal laptops to employees and staff can use these devices as the hardware authentication factor in addition to user name and password. The company saves the cost of separate authentication tokens.
  2. Schools, colleges, and universities are more and more relying on students and staff using their own laptops for studies and work. The G/On Device Token enables the schools to allow students and staff to use these personal devices for secure access to campus network. Forcing two-factor authentication is critical in these environments for secure identification of user, the device and the resources that are accessed. The G/On administrator can from one centralized tool manage, control, and document who has access to what. G/On’s Windows, Mac and Linux clients supports the most popular devices used in the educational sector today.
G/On Mobile Token (iPad and iPhone)

An iPad and an iPhone can to a very large degree be considered a personal device and, hence, it can be used as a personal authentication token. The Mobile Token stores its private key in a secured area on the iPad and iPhone and uses a unique device identification number to link the private key to the iOS device.The Mobile Token is enrolled on the G/On Server and provides two-factor authentication together with userid and password.

Use of the iPad and iPhone as authentication tokens provide a superior and convenient user experience and the IT administrator can quickly deny access for the device in case it is lost or stolen.

G/On SoftToken

In addition to hardware based authentication tokens, G/On also supports software based tokens. The soft-token is generated by the G/On Server and allows authentication of users from a wide range of hardware devices. Please notice: SoftTokens MUST be stored on removable drives and devices.

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