CHERRY Introduces SECURE BOARD 1.0 Security Keyboard

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅27.11.2019 17:44:11
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CHERRY introduces the SECURE BOARD 1.0 security keyboard with keystroke encryption, integrated smartcard, and RF/NFC reader. The CHERRY SECURE BOARD 1.0 is perfect for offices that work on sensitive data and require the highest data security possible. With SECURE BOARD 1.0, offices can add another level of hardware-based security.



Integrated Card Reader For Higher Security

Integrated into CHERRY SECURE BOARD 1.0 is a terminal for PC/SC smart cards and cards or tags with an RF/NFC interface. The Class 2 reader enables the reading and writing of ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 A/B compliant cards. The numeric keypad allows for secure, alphanumeric PIN entry.

Advanced Security with Authentication and Encryption

The CHERRY SECURE BOARD 1.0 features Secure Mode that adds an extra level of security wherein the authenticity of the keyboard is verified with a certificate and keystrokes are encrypted. This high-level security feature makes it impossible for hardware keyloggers to access sensitive data and passwords. By blocking the standard keyboard channel "Bad USB" attacks are prevented as the keyboard no longer injects unauthorized code.

Secure Mode is particularly useful with thin clients running Linux, which supports this functionality. A solution for Windows is currently under development.

Space-saving and Ergonomic Terminal-Keyboard Solution

Combining a reliable office keyboard with a secure card reader eliminates the need for an additional terminal and requires less desk space. Additionally, both the card and the terminal remain in view at all times. The CHERRY SECURE BOARD 1.0 offers keycaps with abrasion-resistant laser inscription, which can withstand years of tough office use without signs of wear.

The keyboard features a flat, ergonomic design according to the German BGI-650 design guidelines for workstations while the "Blue Angel" certification guarantees that this keyboard is an environmentally friendly and sustainable product. The CHERRY SECURE BOARD 1.0 is also compliant with all FIPS-201 requirements.

Pricing and Availability
The CHERRY SECURE BOARD 1.0 is available at a recommended retail price of 69.99 / 64.99. The CHERRY SECURE BOARD 1.0 is available in different language layouts including US, UK, FR, SZ, ES, EU, and IT. Now available at Alternate UK.

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