Including a hard-coded FTDIChip-ID number burnt in, Future Technology Devices' USB-Key security dongle performs with any USB host or hub to deliver application software access control or as part of a key-based physical access control. The USB 1.1 and USB 2.0-specified device implements encryption techniques such as DES, AES, or Blowfish via a user-writeable EEPROM area. The dongle performs asymmetric public and private key encryption when used as an Active X control (SafeGuard-IT); the software packages need to only be compiled once and can then be distributed with two additional files, the public key and the SafeGuard-IT DLL, to decrypt the information. Pricing is $8.99 for 1,000 piece orders.
Future Technology Devices International
+44 (0) 141 429 2777, www.ftdichip.com