All SafeGuard LAN Crypt supported Versions (Administration and Client)
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Which certificates can be used within the SafeGuard LAN Crypt Administration and where do they come from?
- A company either has its own Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) or uses a Trust Center to create certificates for the users. In this case, existing certificates can be used.
- Optionally, the SafeGuard LAN Crypt Administration component can generate self-signed certificates. These certificates can only be used by SafeGuard LAN Crypt.These are simple certificates (comparable to Class-1 certificates) which comply with the X.509 standard.
The certificates are assigned to the users within the SafeGuard Administration component.
Important information about using certificates.
- SafeGuard LAN Crypt only uses the Microsoft Crypto API for the certificate functionality.
- SafeGuard LAN Crypt supports all Cryptographic Service Providers (CSPs) that comply with certain standards (e.g. RSA key length at least 1024 bits). They include, among others, the Microsoft Enhanced CSP.
Note: It is not possible to use the Microsoft Standard CSP (Microsoft Base CSP).
If you have questions concerning the compatibility of other CSPs, please contact your Sophos support.