Entrust, who recently announced a rebrand after previously going by the moniker Entrust Datacard, have announced the Sigma Instant Desktop Issuance solution, a direct-to-card issuance solution for instant physical and mobile ID issuance. Designed for both cloud and on-premise deployment, the Sigma solution provides a simple, secure and smart instant ID solution across enterprise, healthcare, government, higher education and financial institutions.
The new solution is said to support the needs of modern large enterprise while assuring the highest level of data security. ‘Sigma systems deliver a seamless user experience across the issuance process for desktop and mobile printing needs. It eliminates the frustrations of printer set-up with a modular design and an out-of-the-box implementation that takes less than 30 minutes for users to begin issuing identities,’ according to Entrust.
Equipped with cloud-based APIs, Sigma systems bring issuance to the cloud without additional hardware — enabling instant printing for both physical IDs, badges and payment cards.
With capabilities like tactile impressions, holographic and luster panel printing, Sigma printers make it highly difficult for counterfeiters to alter or recreate cards. Additionally, features like an inline magnetic stripe and smart card encoding secure your cards during the card printing process.
“With our Sigma platform, we’re proud to deliver a best-in-class desktop credential issuance solution that’s designed to work completely and securely within a cloud environment, allowing financial, enterprise, government, higher education and healthcare organisations to meet high-volume issuance demands without sacrificing security or ease of use. The Sigma system is ready to meet the issuance needs of today, and equally important, will evolve to meet tomorrow’s security and technology challenges with unlimited printing applications,” said Tony Ball, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Instant Issuance at Entrust. “Entrust has been a pioneer in direct to card identity issuance technology for decades, and our Sigma system takes it to a whole new level.”
Security architecture includes:
- Encrypted connections: The connection and data sent between software and the printer are secure and encrypted. Sigma printers do not store customer data after successful printing is complete.
- Secure boot: This feature prevents Sigma systems from booting up malware or other compromises are detected.
- Trusted platform module (TPM): Organizations can store and manage user certificates and keys in the printer, allowing the printer to become a trusted internet of things (IoT) endpoint.
“Whether your requirements demand an integrated, secure on-premises solution or a system that can grow with a distributed workforce via a secure cloud-hosted Identity Management offering, the Entrust Sigma solutions can meet your needs,” said Joe Franco, Director of Sales at Capture Technologies, an Entrust channel partner. “They are browser based and mobile ready and able to be deployed without the need for a heavy client to be installed. The certificate based integrated security features should put to rest any concerns about using the cloud for identity issuance or your printing solution being vulnerable to network attack.”
For more information about Sigma visit: https://www.entrust.com/c/meet-sigma.
The next generation Entrust Sigma instant ID solution is built for today’s cloud environments, leveraging encryption, trusted HSM technology and secure boot to issue highly secure physical and mobile identities