Industry News: Entrust Releases Update

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By Megan Goldschmidt, March 6, 2014.
Industry News: Entrust Releases Update

Entrust Inc. announces a new release of Entrust IdentityGuard 10.2 Feature Pack 1, which includes new biometric authentication capabilities. This update, which will include biometric fingerprint capture and verification technology, will be available to new and current Entrust IdentityGuard customers who subscribe to software maintenance support services.

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With the addition of biometric fingerprint technology, Entrust IdentityGuard now offers organizations 16 unique authenticators within a single platform. Additional updates made to the platform include added support for mobile one-time-passcodes; enhancements to the Entrust Mobile Smart Credential, including the ability to log in to Entrust's self-service module and expiry notifications; additional support for Thales nShield Hardware Security Modules; and FIPS 201 support.

For more information, visit Entrust Inc..

Belkin Unveils Secure Web Cam Adapter

Belkin unveils its Secure Web Camera Adapter, which enables the use of standard USB Web cameras in computing environments where classified or sensitive information is presented. The adapter includes several security features, including an anti-tampering mechanism in the outside packaging, one-time programmable protected firmware and complete isolation of the USB circuit from the computer.

The Belkin Secure Web Camera Adapter includes:

  • Automatic Timer Mechanism: The timer functionality, combined with intuitive LED lights, indicates when the camera is active and when the user must press a button to extend the video call if desired; a disconnect button allows the user to immediately disconnect the camera when necessary.
  • Advanced Security Features: The isolated independent microcontroller cannot be hacked, reprogrammed or tampered with, and all firmware is stored on a non-programmable ROM.
  • Anti-Tamper Protection: Secure and rugged housing, an active anti-tamper mechanism, non-programmable firmware and tamper-evident packaging and label help ensure that the adapter remains secure in transit.

For more information, visit Belkin.

McAfee Embedded Control Used by NEC

McAfee announces that NEC is enhancing the security of its industrial and factory automation systems with McAfee Embedded Control, which allows only trusted applications to run on devices. NEC recognizes the growing need to protect industrial controls from cyber-attacks and is differentiating its industrial computer line-up with embedded security technology.

McAfee Embedded Control helps to ensure that only trusted applications run on devices after they are deployed in a factory or remote location. If the device is tampered with in any way, the McAfee solution issues alerts to notify the organization's operations or facilities manager. McAfee Embedded Control protects from zero-day attacks, reduces in-field breakage, eliminates the patching cycles typical of other security approaches and keeps devices compliant with security standards, the company says.

For more information, visit McAfee.

Unisys Unveils Stealth for Mobile

Unisys Corporation announces the availability of its Unisys Stealth for Mobile solution to address security concerns facing enterprises as growing numbers of their employees use consumer devices at work.

Unisys Stealth for Mobile enables secure access from data centers to the applications on mobile devices. The solution grants users access rights based on identity to help ensure authorized users reach or have visibility to only the information they are approved to access. The solution uses advanced data cloaking and encryption techniques to help organizations mitigate cybersecurity attacks and hacker incidents by rendering devices, data and end users virtually invisible on the network.

For more information, visit Unisys.

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