RIM Smart Card Reader Boosts Multi-Factor Authentication

Kara Reeder

Research in Motion has introduced a new version of its BlackBerry Smart Card Reader in an effort to improve security and make multi-factor authentication easier for organizations, reports V3.co.uk. The lightweight device features advanced AES-256 encryption and Bluetooth 2.0 support to provide a secure connection with BlackBerrys, computers and Public Key Infrastructure applications.


The Reader, which supports all ISO 7816 compliant smartcards, is expected to be available in September.

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