IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: MXI Stealth Zone and Stealth Keys Take Secure Computing on the Road Without PC
MXI Stealth Zone uses USB-based computing devices replete with storage and a Bluefly processorcalled Stealth Keysto provide a complete and secure bootable OS (running Windows XP Embedded) on a FIPS-validated USB stick. Using an M500 Stealth Key means a user won't be subject to compromise from infected kiosks or other unmanaged PCs, while still retaining the flexibility of having a fully customized PC at their disposal. eWEEK's test unit worked well on two of the three PCs we tried it with, although the third machine's failure was a bit inexplicable. The 8GB version of the M500 Stealth Key costs $479, and MXI offers devices with storage capacity between 1GB and 64GB as well. Other models (M700 Bio) with biometric fingerprint authentication, used instead of the default password-based authentication, are also available. Read the full review here. Or if you have experience with MXI Stealth Zone or the M500 Stealth Key, share your thoughts at labs.eweek.com.