What are mobile virtual smart cards?

Mobile virtual smart cards are trusted digital identities hosted in a secure mobile app. They are used for out-of-band authentication to digital resources (such as Office 365 or other apps), digital signing, email encryption and visual identification.

With mobile virtual smart cards, you get an intuitive and user-friendly two-factor authentication (2FA) method. They are also an economical choice, since most users already have a smartphone, which means that you do not have to issue and manage hardware tokens, smart cards or smart card readers.

Mobile virtual smart cards are included in Smart ID Digital ID management, with automated lifecycle management and self-service workflows.

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Mobile Virtual Smart Card

Mobile identities for your employees and customers

A smooth solution that all users like! The mobile virtual smart card is easy to use and adds an additional level of security.

 

How does it work?

Mobile virtual smart cards are based on PKI and enable users to easily authenticate, encrypt or sign using fingerprint or face recognition.

The mobile multi-factor app Nexus Personal Mobile for use with mobile virtual smart cards offers fingerprint and face recognition for easy usability. The app is used together with a messaging backend to manage the online authentication and signing services and for sending push notifications. 

Nexus Personal Mobile can also be used in offline mode with one-time passwords (OTP). 

Nexus Personal Mobile is available on iOS and Android.

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Use cases 

  • Secure access to digital resources
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Signing documents and emails
  • Email encryption

 

Combine with other solutions

Add the following Smart ID modules for a complete solution to cover your needs: 

Why Nexus

The main advantages of mobile virtual smart cards from Nexus are:

Easy to use

Are easy to use - simply download the app and activate it to get started.  

Cut down costs

Help cut down costs and administration by taking advantage of users’ smartphones and not demanding any other hardware tokens or smart cards. 

High security

Let you skip the passwords and use strong authentication in a smooth way.