Manufacturer: Advanced Card Systems Ltd.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 10/14/2009
This particular hardware component is designed as a Universal Serial Bus token that incorporates the functionality of a cryptographic smart chip for integrated computer system security with the feature sets of a Universal Serial Bus connector. This architecture allows for the convenient deployment of the ACS CryptoMate device into virtually every type of computer system that has an available Universal Serial Bus interface port. The device driver which supports the functionality and operability of the 32 KB EEPROM implements some of the most stringent encryption algorithms in the computer industry today. In this context the device driver coordinates with the underlying operating system platform to effectively enforce its prevailing security protocols. The device driver can also implement a Public Key Infrastructure that will allow computer users on an unsecure public network like the Internet to exchange data and other valuable elements securely. This is achieved with the use of cryptographic key pairs.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Since the main goal for the deployment of the ACS CryptoMate in a computing environment is for the implementation of security measures, the device driver is designed to support various authentication, access control, and cryptographic commands. The device driver also assists in the implementation of a mutual authentication system using a session key generator. The implementation of a secured communication link between the ACS CryptoMate and the software application ensures message transmission confidentiality. The device driver also allows for the easy integration of the functionalities of its supported hardware component into commonly used software applications like Web browsers and electronic mail messaging clients among others. The use of the smart card logon and smart card enrollment which are proprietary technologies identified with one of the major mainstream operating system environments is likewise supported by the installation of the manufacturer provided device driver. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ACS CryptoMate errors before installing any driver updates.