IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: MXI Stealth Zone and Stealth Keys Take Secure Computing on the Road Without PC

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2010-12-02 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MXI Stealth Zone uses USB-based computing devices replete with storage and a Bluefly processor—called Stealth Keys—to 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.
 
 
 

MXI Stealth Zone and Stealth Keys Take Secure Computing on the Road Without PC

by Andrew Garcia
MXI Stealth Zone and Stealth Keys Take Secure Computing on the Road Without PC
 
 
 
 
 
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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