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CRYPTOCard’s CRYPTO-Server 6.4 SETS NEW STANDARD IN SIMPLE TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION FOR BOTH USERS AND ADMINISTRATORSCRYPTO-Server 6.4’s Smaller Footprint Streamlines “One-PIN-And-You’re-In” Authenticated Access For VPNs, Desktops, Web Server (August 24, 2006)
CRYPTOCard (www.cryptocard.com), the leading authentication technology developer for heterogeneous environments, today launches CRYPTO-Server 6.4, the all-new authentication solution that significantly simplifies strong authentication for desktop, network, LAN, and web server access. CRYPTO-Server 6.4’s new package of software interfaces streamline the operation of software tokens, smart cards, and USB tokens with various CRYPTOCard-protected services, such as Microsoft Windows Domain Login, VPN access, and web site access to make “One-PIN-and-You’re-In” authenticated system access simpler than ever before for both users and administrators.
By displaying a randomly-generated password for every log-on attempt, CRYPTOCard’s tokens not only make stolen credentials useless to hackers, but also eliminate the need for users to memorize complicated passwords – significantly reducing the help-desk costs associated with resetting forgotten passwords, and the security risk resulting from users writing them down.
Completely redesigned to significantly simplify the user and administrator experience while simultaneously increasing network security flexibility, CRYPTO-Server 6.4’s many new features include:
- New machine-to-machine architecture which provides a much faster, smaller footprint solution that improves user and administrator experience
- Support for a new software token for BlackBerry® handsets which enables remote users logging into the corporate network from a desktop or laptop via a VPN to use their BlackBerry to generate the random password required for two-factor authentication – eliminating the need to carry a separate token
- Client-based ‘Disconnected Authentication’ to ensure a mobile user’s laptop is protected even when connection to the CRYPTO-Server is not possible
- Enhanced CRYPTO-Web, which now provides a Standalone Mode for protecting single web servers and a Web Farm Mode for protecting a group of web servers
“An organization cannot guarantee system security if it cannot authenticate each individual user, and CRYPTO-Server 6.4 makes this process easier than ever before,” explained Neil Hollister, CEO, CRYPTOCard, Inc. “Developed to meet real-world requirements where Linux and Mac workstations often live in a mixed Windows domain with Windows clients and Apache or IIS Web servers, CRYPTO-Server 6.4 is the only solution that makes it simple and cost effective to positively authenticate all users within a true heterogeneous environment.”
A true enterprise solution offering “High Availability,” CRYPTO-Server 6.4 has no single point of failure – switching to a backup server in the event of system failure. CRYPTO-Server 6.4’s other components include CRYPTO-Logon, which has been enhanced to streamline desktop and LAN authentication; CRYPTO-Kit, which provides developers with the tools to simplify integration of CRYPTOCard’s technology with existing security applications; CRYPTO-Deploy, which facilitates the real-time deployment and activation of tokens; and CRYPTO-Migration, which provides RSA Migration (DES tokens only) functionality to enable organizations to switch to CRYPTOCard’s ‘non-expiring’ tokens that can be utilized indefinitely. CRYPTO-Server’s versatile software tokens can reside on a desktop, laptop, multi-function smart card, USB Dongle, BlackBerry, or Pocket PC.
A five-user bundle (all-you-need-in-1-box – the full server software plus five tokens) is available for $499 (SRP). CRYPTOCard’s products are available from distributors, integrators, and resellers worldwide. For more information on CRYPTO-Server 6.4, please visit www.cryptocard.com.
About CRYPTOCard, Inc.
Established in 1989, CRYPTOCard provides cost-effective Secure Password Technology to leading enterprises worldwide in the government, technology, aerospace, financial, education, telecommunications, and healthcare sectors. CRYPTOCard positively authenticates a user’s identity by coupling something in the user’s possession (a smart card, hardware token, or software token), with something the user knows (their PIN), and provides centralized authentication for all physical and network access regardless of network infrastructure or user location. A Bristol Rugby Club sponsor, CRYPTOCard’s partners include Cisco, Check Point, Nortel, and Citrix. For additional information on CRYPTOCard, please visit www.cryptocard.com .
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