Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 19.97KB
Operating System: Windows NT, XP, 2000, 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 01 Mar 2000
Fortezza Crypto Card is used to provide information security. It is small and portable and uses cryptographic module containing algorithms as well as user credentials and key material. It is designed using Secure Hash Algorithm (FIPS 180-1), SKIPJACK/LEAF (FIPS 185) encryption algorithm, Digital Signature Algorithm (FIPS 186) as well as the NSA’s Key Exchange Algorithm also referred to as KEA. The device has been designed to comply with the specification standards of PCMCIA release 2.1. Fortezza Crypto Card has about 41 commands that operate individually and these can be applied in the support of authentication and encryption applications that are cryptographic based. The device is mainly used for two operator roles which include the cryptographic officer role as well as the user role. The device only allows one SSO and one user for every card installed and provides protection through pin checking.
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
Fortezza Crypto Card is designed with a permanent internal battery which improves the security of the card as foreign users can not take-off the clock by taking out the battery. Besides, this feature also enhances the reliability of the device since when the card is dropped there is no momentary disconnection of the battery. Even though the lifespan of the battery depends on the environment the card is placed in, it is estimated that it can last up to about seven years. Apart from that, purple and blue labeled Fortezza Crypto Cards are capable of supporting 27 certificates whereas the gold and black labeled devices as well as fireware 1.2 and 1.7 are support up to about 50 certificates. It provides data protection at Sensitive But Unclassified level together with data up to Secret over an untrusted network and Top Secret over a Secret network. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Fortezza Crypto Card errors before installing any driver updates.