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Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security by Brian Komar

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Chapter 21. Deploying Smart Cards

Many organizations are implementing two-factor authentication solutions to increase network security. Two-factor authentication increases security by requiring something you have, a smart card or other device with a smart card chip, such as a universal serial bus (USB) token, and something you know, such as the personal identification number (PIN) for the smart card or USB token.

To use a smart card, an organization must deploy the related hardware and software to each desktop.

  • Hardware. A smart card reader, as well as a smart card that is on the Microsoft Windows hardware compatibility list or includes drivers for Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 ...

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