Isode server and management tool products can be used as building blocks in many horizontal solution areas, including:
- Secure Directory
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
- Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTD)
Isode's M-Vault family of directory products can be used as building blocks for many types of directory solution.
While they can be used in many ways, most directory solutions built on Isode products are essentially solving the same problems of authentication, authorization and trust. even though superficially they may look quite different. Read more about Isode's overall approach to directory solutions.
Directories are generally deployed in support of other applications, such as messaging and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) based security. Information in the directory is usually openly available to any client with access to the directory servers, which may be on the Internet or on a closed network or LAN/VPN.
However, data in the directory is often of critical importance to the applications using the directory. Tampering with or removing data in the directory can cause severe problems to such applications. Isode's Secure Directory solution provides a high level of protection against such problems and is based on strong authentication, using digital signatures and PKI to provide services including client authentication, server authentication, server/server authentication and signed operations.
EDI (electronic data interchange) is the direct, application-to-application transmission of business documents such as purchase orders, invoices and remittance advices.
EDI is a critical component of many e-commerce solutions. Isode provides two core server products used in the construction of an X.400 EDI infrastructure.
Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTD) and in particular passports and national identity cards are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to prevent forgery and to ensure document currency.
MRTDs will generally be issued by an agency, using a system under tight control. Document verification will take place in many places. Passports will be verified nationally and in other countries. Verification for functions other than border control will become increasingly important and useful. Isode provides all of the directory components needed in support of MRTD issuing and verification.