Security at your finger tips
Monday, August 23, 2010
We recently started using a finger print identity solution in the m3 Networks office in Perth and we are now able to offer these solutions to our customers.
The short explanation of how it works; you have a USB finger print reader on your desk. When you come to login to the network you simply touch your finger on the reader and you are magically logged in, without having to type a username or password. The system can also store login credentials for all the websites that you regularly have to login to.
If that's not enough for you then here comes the techy bit; the system takes an optical image of your finger print and converts this to a 168-bit military strength encrypted password. The system integrates with Active Directory on your Windows server to authenticate your credentials.
But wait, there's more!
The system also has the ability to allow you to send signed and encrypted emails from Outlook, and also allows you to digitally sign Office documents to ensure authenticity and restrict access to only the users you want to access the file. Even if someone gained access to your account they would still be unable to open any encrypted files without your finger print.
Sounds expensive? Well, it is a little bit, however take a moment to consider this scenario; you're an accountant and you lose a company laptop. The laptop contains the financial data of a couple of your customers. The laptop isn't secure, the data isn't encrypted. If the rest of your customers find out about this, what do you think would happen? Bye bye, c'ya! Sound expensive now?
If you value the security of your data and would like to find out more about implementing a finger print identity solution within your company call Mark Riddell on 01738 237 001 for a no obligation chat.