New biometrics encryption software from silex technology, ideal for government use, allows automatic encryption of folders of sensitive documents and requires fingerprint authentication before the files can be decrypted.
Government Solution Automates Encryption; Ensures Security and Privacy of Confidential Files
SALT LAKE CITY, GovSec–silex technology america, Inc. has announced an enhanced version of its biometrics security software, SX-Biometrics Suite AE (Auto-Encryption), government-designed to automate the encryption of confidential files and require fingerprint authentication to decrypt and use documents, assuring high levels of security and privacy of files.
“With such strong confidentiality required of all government departments’ documents and network access, we have developed the silex SX-Biometrics Suite AE,” said Gary Bradt, silex vice president, biometrics division. “As government agencies use it they can be confident that all documents and networks are secured from non-authorized eyes.”
Ideal for use in government, the SX-Biometrics Suite AE Government utilizes the industry’s most robust data protection utilizing your lifetime ID, a fingerprint. silex’s SX-Biometrics Suite AE Government is an enhanced version of its biometrics security software. In addition to the standard Windows login and password replacement functionality, the AE enables the user to set up folders where all files within will be automatically encrypted. Decryption of files require fingerprint authentication, ensuring the saved data remains secure and private.
With the SX-Biometric Suite AE Government, a folder can be set up on the network or remote/shared PCs so that all records saved into the folder or its sub-folders will be automatically encrypted. To re-access – decrypt – the files requires fingerprint authentication of each record. For greater security, the software can also force users to use auto-encryption ensuring the records remain secure and private.
The SX-Biometric Suite AE Government makes use of the silex COMBO-Mini fingerprint reader – a portable mini-reader and SIM card that easily connects directly to the USB port of a computer providing a high level of personal convenience and security. Its portable design allows it to be worn around the neck or kept in a pocket, and is especially suited for executives who work in multiple locations within an office, or who travel between agencies.
The employee simply carries the COMBO-Mini with them, inserts it in the USB port of the computer and then authenticates by touching the sensor of the reader to gain access to the PC. It is then used to decrypt each auto-encrypted file. Removing the COMBO-Mini will lock the computer so it is protected at the end of a session.
“The silex biometrics system literally locks down files. It streamlines and automates many of the mundane processes associated with authentication and encryption, but more than that it requires fingerprint authentication before each and every file is decrypted for use. It is impossible for unauthorized eyes to see confidential files,” said Bradt.
Network and PC Security
As government executives move from shared computer-to-shared computer, access network files remotely, or utilize a personal computer or notebook, the SX-Biometrics Suite AE Government provides security by allowing anyone with valid domain login information stored on the COMBO-Mini smart card to login by fingerprint authentication. It also limits who can have PC or network access. Passwords are replaced by fingerprint authentication, as is the access to unsecured applications.
The SX-Biometrics Suite AE uses Triple DES encryption. It can also be configured to increase security using three forms of identification based on possession, biometrics, and knowledge.
For agencies or offices utilizing a centralized management of its biometrics security policies, silex also provides SX-Bio Manager in addition to the SX-Biometrics Suite AE. SX-Bio Manager allows network or security administrators to centrally enroll and manage the fingerprint accounts of many people at once.
silex’s SX-Biometrics Suite AE and COMBO-Mini biometric fingerprint readers are currently available through all silex resellers nationwide.
About silex technology america
silex technology america, Inc. is a subsidiary of silex technology, Inc. (JASDAQ:6679), a 30-year developer of systems, developer of external and embedded device-device connectivity products and biometric readers and software. silex has become one of the largest global suppliers of print server products over the past 10 years, and also offers a full line of biometric fingerprint devices. silex technology america is focused on offering leading edge print servers, device servers, and fingerprint security devices that help enterprises, small to medium businesses and individuals improve the way they move data, print, and secure information. For additional information, call (801) 748-1199 or go to www.silexamerica.com.