Athena smart cards
(Athena Smartcard Solutions: www.athena-scs.com)
The users' cryptographic facilities, which are supported by complex Cesaris, can also be supplied. These facilities are
required by the European legislation (Directive 1999/93/EC)
for the qualified certificates. The main requirement is - the private key of the signature never leaves the
device, which guarantees safety. To meet this requirement, all crypto functions should be integrated into such
facilities, which as a rule have a special cryptographic processor, that's why these cards are also called
Features of Athena ASECard Crypto:
CMOS RISC security controller + RSA & ECC co-processor;
Smart card operating system: ASEPCOS EEPROM 64 Kb RAM 3 Kb;
Standards ISO 7816-3, 4, 8, 9;
Hardware realized algorithms: RSA/1024, RSA/2048, 3DES, DES, SHA-1, MD5;
Interfaces CAPI (CSP), PKCS#11, APDU are supported;
Data exchange interface: Secure Messaging.
Using CryptoAPI for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook; and also PKCS #11 for Netscape
Communicator (Navigator, Messenger).
C++, C, VB, Java programming languages are supported.
These libraries are enclosed: APDU, PKCS#11, and MS CAPI.