Access Smart announces Power Logon 4.0
Access Smart LLC announced the release of Power Logon 4.0. Power LogOn combines unhackable password protection, which enables users to access all of their data with secure passwords. Users can assign, change and save up to 100 secure user names and passwords — stored on one smartcard, can log on to any file, network or Web site with no further action required.
Power LogOn enables individuals to generate and store random, 20-character passwords derived from the 94 available keyboard characters. Users can also assign their own passwords, but can store them safely on their card where they cannot be discovered by others. In the event that a card is ever lost or stolen, all smartcard data will lock up after the user’s PIN is incorrectly entered three times, so data can’t be retrieved by unauthorized persons.
The data on the smartcard is encrypted and requires the Power LogOn software to retrieve and decrypt the data. Processing and calculations are done on the smartcard – independent of the computer – so viruses, worms and Trojan Horses are not able to attack and steal passwords.
Power LogOn can also encrypt and store credit card information on the smartcard, so that users can shop online without anyone being able to discover private information. It also protects from phishing e-mails as it recognizes the Web page is not authentic and will not transmit logon information. Version 4.0 also comes with a free trial of SafeHouse software by PC Dynamics, which can allocate portions of one’s existing hard drive for encrypted data. Version 4.0 also enables users to view available memory on the smartcard and supports three card readers — ExpressCard, USB token and slim USB travel reader.
Power LogOn 4.0 also comes in a Password Administrator version for companies who utilize an IT manager to secure their computer networks. With Password Administrator, the IT manager sets computer access privileges on the smartcard so that each employee has different access permissions appropriate to their work functions. He or she can also require that employees abide by preset password policies such as generating 20-character passwords or changing them periodically.
A Power LogOn Password Manager Starter Kit begins at US $89.00 with volume discounts available. Users can choose from five available smartcard readers for desktops or laptops. For individual pricing, contact Access Smart toll free at (877) 795-6466 or go to www.access-smart.com.
Operating System: Windows® 2000, XP Professional/Home Edition or higher.
Personal Computer: Pentium® 233 MHz or higher, or compatible; CD-ROM drive; VGA or higher graphics; 128MB of RAM; USB or PCMCIA available port; and 70MB available hard disk space.
Entensys releases UserGate 4.2 with dual antivirus engines
Entensys announced that its version 4.2 of UserGate Proxy and Internet Security Server now includes both Panda and Kaspersky antivirus engines.
UserGate provides gateway traffic control that includes double antivirus protection. Both the Panda and Kaspersky antivirus engines are integrated into UserGate Proxy so they work together as a double layer intercepting all the data transferred through the various Internet protocols.
UserGate 4.2 with Dual Antivirus Engines is available for immediate downloading from www.entensys.com. UserGate fully integrates multifunctional features with an advanced level of security for safe Internet access packaged with administration. Updates to the antivirus database can be fetched either automatically or manually from the Entensys Web site.
Additionally, UserGate 4.2 with Panda is equipped with several features. UserGate 4.2 also allows for the managing of traffic speeds by means of NAT (Network Address translation) drivers and the filtering of IP addresses through NAT. This version includes a number of bugs fixed, such as UDP port mapping performance, Fire Fox operating with FTP usage over HTTP, statistic mode improvements and many others.
Vaultus announces improved mobility for HEAT Help Desk
Vaultus Mobile Technologies announced a version of its Mobile Help Desk solution for HEAT.
Vaultus’ approach ensures technicians have always on & available access to their Help Desk application – and full application functionality. Whether they have full wireless signal strength, or no coverage at all, Vaultus lets technicians use their Blackberry or Windows Mobile device to view ticket details and history, and immediately take action (i.e. accept, assign, escalate, close/resolve tickets). Users can even open new tickets directly from the device.
For more information on how Vaultus can help your company mobilize HEAT, or any other Help Desk application, please visit http://www.vaultus.com/solutions/helpdesk.php.