Announcing DirectControl Express for Smart Card

We saw a need in the Federal Mac marketplace for end users to access their smartcards while working on personal Macintosh computers. This capability doesn’t exist in the standard Mac OS. If you try to use a smartcard today with OS X, it can’t read the card.

This puts the Mac at a disadvantage compared to the Windows platform.

Federal workers require their smart cards to access workplace websites and to encrypt/decrypt electronic mail. Without this solution, they are unable to work effectively from their Mac.Centrify Express for Smart Card is simple to install and easy to use. It does not require the machine to join to an Active Directory domain

Centrify Express for Smart CardCentrify Express for Smart Card provides essential capabilities forany user that requires smart card authentication for their day-to-day tasks, including:

  • Access to protected websites, including Federal and DoD web sites requiring smart card authentication, from a browser
  • Send and receive signed and encrypted S/MIME email
  • Certificate authentication for VPN clients running on Mac OS X

We support all current CAC, CACNG, PIV and cards on Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8)

We hope you Federal Mac users find this free tool useful, enjoy!