ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 6, 2002–Ensure Technologies, the award-winning leader in intelligent digital information security solutions, and HID Corporation, the industry leader in card access technology, today announced the forming of a technology integration alliance. Through this alliance, Ensure’s XyLoc(TM) Enterprise PC security software now facilitates and manages large enterprise and geographically dispersed deployments of HID’s pcProx(TM) PC access control solutions. Additionally, a new version of Ensure’s XyLoc KeyCard incorporates HID’s building access technology, bringing XyLoc’s patented full-time PC access control and building security together in a single solution. This allows both HID and Ensure to offer their customers the widest range of convenience and security for protecting both organizations’ facilities and valuable digital information.
“We’re excited to be teaming with Ensure to extend our customers’ PC security capabilities,” said Brenton Scott, Director of Business Development at HID Corporation. “Our customers are using pcProx to leverage their existing investment in premises access control. With XyLoc Enterprise software, our customers can extend the pcProx reader’s functionality even further by deploying it across the entire enterprise and throughout multiple locations. This is an important capability as our customers expand their installations.”
“We’re delighted to be working with industry leader HID to offer our customers even greater convenience,” said George Brostoff, co-founder and president of Ensure Technologies. “XyLoc Enterprise makes it extremely easy for HID customers to expand and manage their large pcProx PC access control deployments. We are also pleased to incorporate HID building access technology into our new XyLoc KeyCards. Many XyLoc customers have asked us for a single KeyCard that provides XyLoc’s full-time access control for PCs and is compatible with their HID building access infrastructure.”
XyLoc Enterprise for HID pcProx
XyLoc Enterprise is a robust, browser-based architecture that allows security managers to easily administer and centrally manage convenient security throughout an enterprise. XyLoc Enterprise software now enables HID pcProx administrators to manage enterprise-wide and even geographically diverse deployments. Using XyLoc Enterprise, an authorized administrator can control users’ access rights on any HID-protected computer, even remotely across the Internet.
XyLoc Enterprise also simplifies the management of large-scale XyLoc and HID pcProx implementations. Administrators can access, update, maintain and audit all aspects of XyLoc and pcProx systems from any PC with a VPN or Internet connection. The XyLoc Enterprise software is compatible with the pcProx reader and supports all HID proximity cards. XyLoc Enterprise enables administrators to:
– Create secured kiosk accounts for fast user access in a shared workstation environment (e.g., nurses in a hospital).
– Reduce passwords with Single Sign On feature that enables users to login to their applications with a single password and their HID proximity card or XyLoc KeyCard.
– Create new users and issue new HID proximity cards and XyLoc KeyCards.
– Create user groups (like “Engineering” or “Human Resources”) with the same log-on requirements and access privileges.
– Disable HID proximity cards and XyLoc Keys in the case of loss, theft or termination of employment.
– Print detailed audit logs of user activity and the operation of XyLoc Enterprise itself.
New XyLoc KeyCard
Ensure has also integrated HID’s proximity building access technology into a new version of its XyLoc KeyCard. This enables XyLoc users to use their XyLoc KeyCards to provide full-time access control for their PCs and building access as well. XyLoc offers full-time access control and proximity authentication to protect sensitive data when it is most vulnerable: after logon, when the authorized user steps away from the PC for any reason. Unlike other security technologies, XyLoc takes an innovative approach to user compliance by requiring little or no action on the part of the user. With XyLoc, users are recognized based on their proximity to the PC and the computer is unlocked only after it has identified and authenticated them. Users wear unique XyLoc KeyCards that communicate securely with proximity detection hardware and sophisticated software residing on each workstation.
XyLoc Enterprise with support for HID’s pcProx and XyLoc KeyCards incorporating HID’s proximity card technology are available immediately from Ensure and HID.
About HID Corporation
As interest in PC secure log-on and other smart chip applications increases, HID’s credential remains the platform of choice to carry multiple applications. HID multi-technology credentials can be used throughout organizations to leverage the investment in existing systems, while providing for enhanced functionality in other areas. As the largest manufacturer of contactless access control readers and cards for the security industry, HID has shipped over 125 million credentials to customers worldwide. HID pioneered the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for security. Their experience in developing card technologies enables HID to play a critical role in the evolution and adoption of smart card technology. For more information on HID, visit their website at www.HIDCorp.com.
About Ensure Technologies
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ensure Technologies (www.ensuretech.com) is the leader in intelligent digital information security solutions designed to protect an organization’s intellectual property and physical computing assets from internal security breaches – conveniently, automatically and transparently. Ensure’s XyLoc was awarded SC Magazine’s “Pick of 2001” and was the winner of the 2001 TEPR Award for Best Healthcare Security Solution. Ensure’s XyLoc products apply the innovative, patented technologies of full-time access control and proximity-based authentication to guard corporate data, and asset tracking to monitor and protect computing hardware throughout the enterprise from desktops to mobile PCs. XyLoc delivers security with convenience and personalization at leading organizations in healthcare, financial services, government, manufacturing, and law throughout the world.
XyLoc is a trademark of Ensure Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective companies.
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