(PRWEB) November 10, 2005
Now, at last, there is an infallible, affordable and user-friendly way in which to safeguard confidential, sensitive computer information that will be of inestimable value to individuals, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as large corporations. Data can now be completely secured, irrespective of whether it is sent by e-mail, via a network or just stored in a computer, all thanks to innovative and ingenious technology - DexData Lock.
Until now, the electronic storage or transmission of sensitive data has always been prone to interception by unauthorized persons, despite a variety of available, albeit insufficient, safeguarding options. DexData Lock is a ‘key’ contained in a physical device (about the size of a normal car key). Without this device, no access to the protected data is possible. Even if someone intercepts an electronically transmitted document, it will be useless because the intercepted data does not contain the key.
DexData Lock is protected by a password, which means that it cannot be used by an unauthorised person. It can be safeguarded even further through the implementation of biometrics (fingerprint). “To be able to use the device,” says Jans Wessels, Managing Director of DexGroup Informatix, “your fingerprint has to correspond with the one stored in the DexData Lock as that of an authorized user.”
Individual keys on the device are also protected by passwords and biometrics for added control. Log-files are written during usage, leaving an audit trail and confirming accountability.
The built-in security of a safeguarded document is based on the 128 bit AES technology – an international, advanced encryption standard that is recognized world-wide as a virtually infallible way of making a document inaccessible to unauthorized persons. “Theoretically, it means that one would need about 190 years with a massive computer to work through the series of algorithmic permutations of the code, trying to decipher it,” Wessels explains.
The benefits of the device are obvious and explain the huge international interest in the product. DexData Lock is launched internationally this month, with an option of three packages:
The Personal Edition , which is aimed at the individual and contains one key for safeguarding one’s own data;
The Professional Edition , with two to five keys, which is ideal for SMEs where up to five persons can share the protected information (e.g. a legal firm, insurance broker etc.); and
The Enterprise Edition , with as many keys as required, for truly large companies and corporations.
The device is compact and roughly resembles the well-known computer memory stick in appearance. It is exceptionally simple to use, too. “If you can unlock a door, you can use this device,” says Wessels.
Please visit http://www.dex.co.za/dexdatalock for more information.