Raak Technologies and Open Domain Sphinx Solutions Team to Offer a Comprehensive Card-enabled Logon Solution With PKI Card Interface

Raak Technologies and Open Domain Sphinx Solutions Team to Offer a Comprehensive Card-enabled Logon Solution With PKI Card Interface

Austin, Texas, July 11, 2005–Raak Technologies and Open Domain Sphinx Solutions announced today that they have teamed to offer a comprehensive card-enabled logon solution. This teaming effort will combine the technology strengths of both companies, providing the end-customer with a full-featured card-enabled logon solution that includes a built-in PKI card interface. The Sphinx Logon Manager software, produced by Open Domain Sphinx Solutions, has been fully integrated with Raak Technologies’ RaakSign public key middleware solution so that they work together seamlessly using a single card.

A central focus of this effort will include working with facility access card resellers, whose customers have been asking for a “one card” solution that will enable them to use their facility access card for both facility access and computer access. “Raak has the expertise and experience in the smart card industry that enables Raak to work with both facility access and IT resellers to provide the customer with the highest level of service,” said Dietrich Wecker, Vice President of Engineering at Open Domain Sphinx Solutions.

“The broad availability of powerful card technologies now makes it possible for customers to implement a single card solution that meets their requirements,” said Dan Cunningham, President and CEO of Raak Technologies. “Whether you use an RFID facility access card with or without an embedded contact chip, with the combined RaakSign and Sphinx Logon Manager solution you can use the same card for facility access and computer access, including PKI functionality.”

“We look forward to moving ahead with Raak,” said Dietrich Wecker. “We’ve worked with the RaakSign solution for years, so we know its high quality from experience. Another very attractive feature is RaakSign’s high level of interoperability, for example with Microsoft, Cisco, and Entrust PKI infrastructure solutions. This makes it an ideal fit for the Sphinx Logon Manager software, which can be used out-of-the-box with a large variety of RFID and contact chip cards. We don’t believe in locking the customer into a proprietary system.”

About Raak Technologies

Based in Austin, Texas, Raak Technologies, Inc. is a privately held firm that provides products and services that enable the deployment of strong authentication. Raak’s solution is built around RaakSign, a powerful and cost effective middleware solution for USB Tokens and smart cards. By implementing RaakSign an organization can securely store their digital certificates and keys on a USB Token or smart card for use with any standards based Digital Certificate capable application, including Windows Log On, VPN Authentication, Web Access, WLAN Security and E-mail Signing & Encryption. Raak is an HID partner. See also http://www.raaktechnologies.com.

About Open Domain Sphinx Solutions

Open Domain Sphinx Solutions, Inc. was established in 2004 to focus on the promotion, support, and further development of the Sphinx software. The company grew out of Open Domain, Inc., a respected technical integrator and software developer for critical security processes, which was founded in 1996. The Sphinx Logon Manager software enables card-secured computer access with a contact chip card or a contactless card and is in continuous use at a substantial installed base of government, financial, educational, and healthcare institutions world-wide. The software stores user names and passwords, and facilitates access to Windows, networks, websites, and applications. Open Domain Sphinx is an HID partner. See also http://www.odsphinx.com.


Raak Technologies, (512) 380-0765, w_habraken@raaktechnologies.com

Open Domain Sphinx Solutions, (415) 398-2310, pr@odsphinx.com