Worried about corporate espionage, Total needed a more secure way to control and verify who could access its servers and with this its trade secrets. Kerberos Consulting recommended asymmetric cryptography using physical smart cards for maximum security. This makes establishing connection without the physical card impossible. Moreover, they cards themselves cannot be copied even with physical access to the card. This simultaneously makes Total’s infrastructure impenetrable by hackers and easy to use by employees.
Kerberos Consulting worked together with Centrify to build a solution compatible with Total’s RedHat Linux.