Improve Windows Security with Smart Cards
Security authentication and single-sign on are among the benefits to enterprises using Vista and smart cards.
Another category of smart card also contains an embedded microprocessor and volatile memory, required for data processing. Each smart card has its own operating system, required for communication with it via a card reader. In fact, teach smart card may also have its own file system.
The smart card reader reads the secure information from the card and passes to the interface (most of the time a desktop or server) to where it is attached.