OTTAWA -- CRYPTOCard (www.cryptocard.com), the leading authentication technology developer for heterogeneous environments, today announced the launch of CRYPTO-MAS, the first Managed Authentication Service to fully support Apples Mac OS X. Developed for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that either do not want the headache of managing their own authentication solution, or do not have the resources to install and administer two-factor authentication, CRYPTO-MAS makes it simple to eliminate unauthorized network access by protecting employees against shoulder surfing, social engineering, and other forms of password theft. CRYPTOCard will demonstrate the CRYPTO-MAS managed service administration portal at Macworld 2007 (Booth 1544).
CRYPTO-MAS makes it easy for users to utilize CRYPTOCards two-factor authentication tokens to positively identify themselves when logging in from any workstation. Trusted by major organizations in over 70 countries, CRYPTOCards tokens display a randomly-generated password for every log-on attempt, to 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 forgotten passwords, and the security risk resulting from users writing them down. Also, as the user requires their PIN as well as their token to access the network, a lost or stolen token is useless to a hacker.