SyferLock GridGuardTM Authentication Goes Live On Infosec IslandTM Community

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New Infosec Island Feature Offers Members Optional, Free Enhanced Authentication for Highly Secure Infosec Community

Infosec IslandTM, the new community for IT and information security professionals, today announced that its new enhanced authentication service based on the SyferLock™ GridGuard™ solution, is now live. Deploying this technology provides Infosec Island members with the option to login with a very high level of security for confidential business, personal or security-related communications. SyferLock’s GridOne authentication is available on Infosec Island to all registered members, and membership is free.

The new SyferLock service on Infosec Island offers the following functionality to Infosec Island members:

  •     Allows you to use your existing password
  •     Makes your password a device-less one time password
  •     Always on security – from any machine, anywhere
  •     Complete self service escalating security features to combat key-logging, sniffing, phishing, even continuous screen capture
  •     Self-service 2 factor authentication capabilities
  •     Self-service customized UI and languages
  •     Detailed account monitoring and analysis

Infosec Island is the first secure infosec community Web site, featuring not only SSL-based security, but two additional options for enhanced security for its members: SyferLock’s GridGuard solution and IslandPKI, an easy-to-use solution for encrypting sensitive employee, health or financial records and documents to share them safely via the Web developed by Media Sourcery.

The SyferLock GridGuard system is an enhanced authentication methodology and system that’s completely deviceless for the generation of one time passwords, providing an extremely cost effective security solution. This allows users to have a simple, more secure way to access information leveraging their existing passwords. In addition, the GridGuard solution is completely zero footprint. There’s no need to download or install any additional software. This allows the members to receive the same level of security from any machine they use to login to Infosec Island.

SyferLock also is offering the Grand Prize in Infosec Island’s Q1 Infosec Port of Call Membership Drive Drawing. The prize is a free core server license, including maintenance, of the Grid Data Security Enhanced Authentication Solution, with a value of up to $10,000. (The winning member gets a single core server license for their organization. User licenses remain at regular price.) In addition, registered members of Infosec Island are eligible for an additional 10 percent off year one costs, including 10 percent off any additional core or user licenses purchased.

GridGuard authentication will remain a permanent demonstration and premium level of security available free to all Island members. Infosec Island members are eligible for special incentives and those interested in site licensing options for their organizations are encouraged to contact SyferLock directly for more information at http://www.syferlock.com.

About Infosec Island
Infosec Island is a new type of online community designed specifically for IT professionals at small-to-medium businesses and other organizations who manage security, risk and compliance. Unlike other infosec portals, it combines the benefits of IT security portals and social networking into a single, vendor-neutral community. Infosec Island members improve their organization’s security, save time and reduce their costs by taking advantage of a unique set of benefits, including infosec news and information, built-in social networking capabilities, relevant content based on personalized organizational views, free security tools and premium Web-based security services. Infosec Island is the first secure infosec community featuring not only SSL-based security, but additional options for higher security levels. Membership is free.

Developed by professional services firm WireHead Security (http://www.wireheadsecurity.com), Infosec Island focuses on several industry sectors, including higher education, K-12, government, banking and insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, scientific research and other SMB enterprises. Based in Raleigh, NC, WireHead Security enables its clients to reduce their business risks by remediating dangerous and costly information security weaknesses. The company delivers high-quality security solutions and consulting services that help organizations combat threats and institute policies and procedures to safeguard their security. WireHead Security LLC is privately held and was founded in January 2009. More information can be found on the Web at http://www.infosecisland.com. You can follow Infosec Island on Twitter at http://twitter.com/InfosecIsland, or follow Mike Menefee’s blog at http://www.hackyourself.net.

GridGuard and SyferLock are trademarks of SyferLock Technology Corporation. IslandPKI, Infosec Island and WireHead Security are trademarks of WireHead Security LLC.

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