DigitalPersona Announces Endpoint Protection Suite With Central Management of Factory-Installed Security Software and Existing PCs

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DigitalPersona Announces Endpoint Protection Suite With Central Management of Factory-Installed Security Software and Existing PCs

New DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup Makes All-in-One Endpoint Protection Strong, Easy to Manage and Affordable

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1 -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a global provider of authentication and endpoint protection solutions, today announced DigitalPersona® Pro Workgroup, a new line of software that makes enterprise-class security affordable and easy to deploy and manage for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) and departments within larger organizations. The new suite of endpoint protection software provides central management of security applications that come factory-installed by a leading PC manufacturer that is announcing central management for security software on its notebooks today. DigitalPersona is demonstrating the new software this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco (booth #2623).

DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup combines three of the most important security functions - Data Protection, Access Management and Secure Communications - into one, centrally-managed solution that is easy for administrators and end users alike.  With the new solution, businesses can immediately reduce the burdens on IT staff that arise from installing and configuring security applications, managing passwords, rescuing remote users from PC lockouts and searching for ways to demonstrate compliance with regulations.

DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup gives IT administrators a Web browser-based console for defining and deploying security policies tailored to the needs of diverse groups of users.  These policies control a suite of security applications on users' PCs that provide:

  --  Data Protection - encryption of disk drives and files
  --  Access Management - single sign-on with strong authentication to
      computers, networks and applications
  --  Secure Communications - digital signing of documents and encryption of
      email

The new DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup software provides an out-of-the-box solution for centrally managing the endpoint protection tools that are now being factory-installed on many of the leading models of notebooks and desktop computers.  DigitalPersona also provides software for other PCs that can be installed by customers with just a few clicks, enabling IT administrators to seamlessly manage new and old machines together.

With DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup, businesses can deploy strong security in a way that keeps costs low, both at purchase and over time.  The software combines crucial security applications such as single sign-on and full disk encryption into a single, affordable solution.  It automates the management of passwords, simplifying compliance with strong password policies without driving up helpdesk burdens.  DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup also provides an efficient way to manage multiple strong authentication credentials, such as smart cards, fingerprint biometrics and facial recognition, in one place.  To further save businesses time and money, DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup also enables IT administrators to prevent lockouts when remote users forget passwords or smart cards.

"Previously, organizations that wanted the simplicity and savings of using endpoint protection software that came with their new PCs often had to give up remote administration and consistency across brands of computers," said Jim Fulton, vice president of marketing at DigitalPersona.  "Now, with DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup, organizations can have the best of both worlds: affordable central management of factory-installed security applications along with strong, easy-to-use endpoint protection for their existing PCs."

Pricing

DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup provides endpoint protection for notebooks and desktop computers that run Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. It may be purchased from digitalpersona.com, starting from $24.95 USD per machine; special discounts are available for brands of PCs that come with DigitalPersona Pro-compatible security software.  It may also be downloaded from within compatible endpoint protection tools that are factory-installed on many of the world's leading models of notebooks and desktop computers.  For more information, visit http://www.digitalpersona.com/enterprise/products/pro.

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona, Inc. is a global provider of authentication and endpoint protection solutions for enterprises, custom application developers and consumers. The company's business solutions help organizations improve efficiency while addressing growing security, compliance and loss prevention demands. For end users, DigitalPersona provides strong protection that's uniquely easy to use. DigitalPersona's award-winning technology is offered by market-leading computer manufacturers and solution providers around the world. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at: +1 650.474.4000, or visit http://www.digitalpersona.com.

┬ę 2010 DigitalPersona, Inc. All rights reserved. DigitalPersona is a trademark of DigitalPersona, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: DigitalPersona, Inc.
   

CONTACT:  Derek James of McGrath/Power Public Relations, +1-408-727-0351,
derekj@mcgrathpower.com, for DigitalPersona, Inc.

Web Site:  http://www.digitalpersona.com/

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