Cryptek Introduces New Netgard™ MFD Card-reader Appliance to Enforce Security Standards for Multi-function Devices that Print, Scan and Copy Documents

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Access management technology from Cryptek is now available to resellers seeking to meet stringent U.S. Government and corporate security standards for multi-function devices

Cryptek is introducing a series of new products that leverage our company's core competence in information security

Cryptek, Inc. (http://www.cryptek.com), a leading provider of secure networking products and solutions today announced its new Netgard™ MFD card-reader appliance solution for managing secure access to multi-function devices (MFDs) that print, scan and copy documents electronically.

The Netgard™ MFD security appliance provides multi-factor, identity access authentication for multi-function devices. The Netgard™ MFD security appliance enforces security by requiring users to authenticate themselves with an electronic access card and PIN (personal identification number). The Netgard™ MFD appliance restricts network access from the multi-function device (for example, scan to file share/scan to email) by requiring that the user first insert a valid identity card, such as the Department of Defense (DOD)-issued Common Access Card (CAC), and PIN, assuring that restricted information is not transmitted via the organization's network.

"Cryptek is introducing a series of new products that leverage our company's core competence in information security," said Bill Anderson, Cryptek President & CEO. "Our new Netgard™ MFD product extends the value of multi-function devices that print, scan and copy documents to organizations that have previously restricted their use due to security policies and restrictions. The Netgard™ MFD appliance is just one example of how Cryptek products promote productivity without compromising security."

The Netgard™ MFD security appliance from Cryptek is easy-to-use and easy-to-install. The product includes an intuitive, Web-based administration interface to easily and remotely manage security policy for multi-function devices fitted with the Netgard™ MFD appliance.

The Netgard™ MFD can be ordered with new multi-function devices or easily retrofitted to devices that are already installed in the client environment. Using the Netgard™ MFD security appliance, multi-function devices will support the requirements of HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive) and the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card Issuance Mandate.

ABOUT CRYPTEK:
Cryptek, Inc. (http://www.cryptek.com) is a leading innovator of secure information sharing and information assurance products and solutions. Cryptek is a privately held, multinational corporation with products deployed on six continents. Clients include Global 2000 companies, governments, military and intelligence agencies as well as leading IT and communications equipment manufacturers and service providers. More than half of the world's largest telecommunications companies rely on Cryptek secure networking products for secure remote administration. Cryptek is also the world's largest provider of emanation security products. Cryptek is headquartered in Virginia (USA) and operates subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and Canada.

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