AirID Loves Apple – New Wireless Smartcard Reader for MacOS

World’s First Wireless Smartcard Reader with MacOS CryptoTokenKit Support for 2-factor Authentication, Encryption and Electronic Signature

Dusseldorf, 02 October 2019, certgate, one of the leading specialists for mobile security, announces the world’s first wireless smart card reader AirID with support for Apple MacOS systems with CryptoTokenKit (CTK). This means that AirID will be supported in the Apple MacOS platform for the long term and smart cards can be used more flexibly.

With the current MacOS “Mojave” Apple has finalised the new, trend-setting CTK interface for security tokens. This will be further expanded in the new MacOS version “Catalina” and enables a very deep integration of AirID into the Apple operating system. For example, smart cards can be used wirelessly via Bluetooth for system services such as secure 2-factor logon to the Mac system, approval of authorisations, electronic signatures with Adobe Acrobat and for all other applications.

The AutoLock function integrated in the AirID and AirID Mini is of course also available, so the Mac system is automatically locked when removed from the system. This means additional security is automatically built in and the user benefits from automatic protection.

Currently, AirID MacOS support is being tested as BETA by selected customers and is expected to be available for all customers to download from the certgate website in the support area at the end of October.

UPDATE (Nov 2019): The AirID MacOS Support is available for download in our Service & Support area.

The AirID MacOS support will be demonstrated live for the first time at Europe’s leading IT security expo, the IT-SA in Nuremberg, at certgate booth 304 in hall 11 (Sysob) and will also be available for testing.

For inquiries to the product and application possibilities the central email address “” is available.
We look forward to your message!

About certgate:

certgate is a leading German provider of IT security for secure mobile communication technologies and a long-standing member of the alliance “IT Security Made in Germany”. certgate offers particularly strong authentication and encryption and is superior to many other software-based security concepts. This ensures sustainable protection, even against complex multi-level attacks based on artificial intelligence, with maximum user-friendliness.

Worldwide leading organisations, companies and authorities from the fields of government, security services, automotive, research, utilities and other critical infrastructures secure their mobile authentication and communication with the patented technologies and products of certgate.

certgate’s solutions are marketed and implemented globally through international partners, providing true protection against hackers, mobile data loss and unauthorised access – worldwide.

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Jan C. Wendenburg

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