The platform helps streamline auditing and reduces regulatory compliance risk through new reporting capabilities.
and endpoint protection solutions provider DigitalPersona announced the
availability of the newest version of DigitalPersona Pro, a centrally managed
security suite designed to enable midmarket enterprises and SMBs to protect
data and control access to computers, networks and applications. DigitalPersona
Pro now helps IT departments reduce the cost of handling password resets
through new user self-service and IT-assisted system access recovery features.
also helps streamline auditing and reduces regulatory compliance risk through
new reporting capabilities. The suite offers centrally managed full-disk
encryption, multi-credential authentication for Windows and applications,
two-factor VPN authentication, and single sign-on (SSO). In addition, with
DigitalPersona Pro, businesses can use fingerprint biometrics, smart cards and
other forms of credentials to log into Windows, applications and networks.
can also combine the security of one-time passwords for remote access with the
ease of use of these other forms of strong authentication. With DigitalPersona
Pro, mobile notebook users can safely log into VPNs, Webmail and other
RADIUS-compatible applications without having to carry hardware-based tokens or
launch separate software token applications. DigitalPersona Pro's management
software offers a choice of deployment options, from a browser-based service to
fully integrated Active Directory snap-ins.
officers and staff have more than 20 distinct usernames and passwords they need
to use on a daily basis," said Sergeant Tom Bruce of the Cypress Police
Department. "The access recovery capabilities in DigitalPersona Pro, in concert
with its strong authentication, give us the advanced security we need along
with the confidence that officers on patrol 24/7 won't get locked out of their
latest version of DigitalPersona Pro is available from the company and its
worldwide network of solution providers. It provides data protection and access
control to individual or shared-user notebook and desktop computers running
Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. In addition, DigitalPersona
Pro now supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4.
security is growing more and more complex, particularly for our SMB and
midmarket customers that have limited IT staff," said Bryan Boam, president of
Network Consulting Services, a Utah-based reseller of DigitalPersona.
"Organizations are required to add layers of security to protect confidential
information, control access to business-critical systems and meet strict
regulatory compliance requirements. DigitalPersona Pro is the only endpoint
security suite we have found that increases the customer's -ease of use' as it
an HTK published survey of support managers in more than 100 organizations, it
was found that 82 percent of the organizations require employees to change
passwords at least once a quarter in an effort to increase IT security. The
integrated reporting in DigitalPersona Pro enables IT staff to track and
validate information such as user log-ins, password resets, disk encryptions
and other activities in order to report this information for compliance audits.
the latest additions we've made to DigitalPersona Pro, we are further providing
midmarket and SMB customers with flexibility and control in how they manage
data protection and access control," said Jim Fulton, vice president of
marketing for DigitalPersona. "Our customers can choose to deploy either
self-service or IT-assisted access recovery depending on their environment and
needs, and can maintain an accurate assessment of who is accessing systems
through our new reporting features. Combined with our central management
options, and breadth of security applications supported, no other security
suite delivers the value that we are delivering with DigitalPersona Pro."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.