OTTAWA -- CRYPTOCard (www.cryptocard.com), the leading authentication technology developer for heterogeneous environments, today launches CRYPTO-Server 6.4, the all-new authentication solution that significantly simplifies strong authentication for desktop, network, LAN, and web server access. CRYPTO-Server 6.4s new package of software interfaces streamline the operation of software tokens, smart cards, and USB tokens with various CRYPTOCard-protected services, such as Microsoft Windows Domain Login, VPN access, and web site access to make One-PIN-and-Youre-In authenticated system access simpler than ever before for both users and administrators.
By displaying a randomly-generated password for every log-on attempt, CRYPTOCards tokens not only make stolen credentials useless to hackers, but also eliminate the need for users to memorize complicated passwords significantly reducing the help-desk costs associated with resetting forgotten passwords, and the security risk resulting from users writing them down.
Completely redesigned to significantly simplify the user and administrator experience while simultaneously increasing network security flexibility, CRYPTO-Server 6.4s many new features include:
- New machine-to-machine architecture which provides a much faster, smaller footprint solution that improves user and administrator experience
- Support for a new software token for BlackBerry® handsets which enables remote users logging into the corporate network from a desktop or laptop via a VPN to use their BlackBerry to generate the random password required for two-factor authentication eliminating the need to carry a separate token
- Client-based Disconnected Authentication to ensure a mobile users laptop is protected even when connection to the CRYPTO-Server is not possible
- Enhanced CRYPTO-Web, which now provides a Standalone Mode for protecting single web servers and a Web Farm Mode for protecting a group of web servers
An organization cannot guarantee system security if it cannot authenticate each individual user, and CRYPTO-Server 6.4 makes this process easier than ever before, explained Neil Hollister, CEO, CRYPTOCard, Inc. Developed to meet real-world requirements where Linux and Mac workstations often live in a mixed Windows domain with Windows clients and Apache or IIS Web servers, CRYPTO-Server 6.4 is the only solution that makes it simple and cost effective to positively authenticate all users within a true heterogeneous environment.