Thanks to PKIntegrated the effort for the PKI of HR could be minimized
The challenge for HR
The Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) campus in Frankfurt offers numerous cable-supported and wireless access points to the station’s local network. The same applies, albeit to a lesser extent, to other HR locations. Since such accesses often allow hackers to penetrate, they are usually protected with encryption and passwords. However, managing the numerous keys and passwords in a larger network is a tedious and confusing task that is also a nuisance for users of the access points.
With the 802.1x technology, however, there is a proven solution that enables central and user-friendly management of network access. HR decided to implement it. 802.1x is based on digital certificates and therefore requires a public key infrastructure (PKI).
Our solution for HR
Since Hessischer Rundfunk has been using the identity management solution from Micro Focus (formerly Novell) for decades, the PKI solution PKIntegrated from cryptovision was the obvious choice. This is the only solution on the market specifically designed for the identity management of Micro Focus and integrated into it. Thanks to PKIntegrated, the effort for implementing and operating the necessary PKI could be minimized.
This year the HR will be migrated from PKIntegrated to the cryptovision product CAmelot. The use of the virtual smartcard supported by the smartcard middleware SCinterface is also planned as part of a pilot operation.