Citibank to Launch Java Card Corporate Identity and Payment Program
Citibank announced plans to launch a global corporate smart card program based on Java Card(TM) technology. The new program integrates functions that would otherwise require multiple cards or access mechanisms. It also links to secure, enterprise-wide authentication via the Internet, for business-to-business e-commerce applications. The smart card program provides: • Secure workstation log-in • Public Key Cryptography • Digital certificates for encrypting and decrypting messages and signing transactions • Business card identification applet • Contactless building access • Cardholder color photo The first global deployment using the Citibank smart card services will be at Sun Microsystems. Smart cards for the Sun Java badge program will be issued to Sun’s more than 35,000 employees and contractors worldwide later this year.