Safend expands endpoint security with Safend 3.1

By | November 6, 2006

Safend has announced an enhanced functionality to their award-winning solution, Safend Protector. Safend Protector 3.1 is based on the robust Safend Protector platform and expands current features to include data encryption, blockage of hybrid network bridging, and protection from PS/2 hardware keylogger devices.

Safend Protector’s encryption extends the security borders of the organization, preventing employees from leaking data through removable media devices. According to Vista Research, 70% of security breaches that involve losses over $100,000 are perpetrated from inside the enterprise.

Safend Protector allow administrators to mandate automatic encryption of data transferred from organizational endpoints to approved devices such as USB drives, Disk on Keys, memory sticks and SD cards. Encrypted data is transparent within the corporate network, but cannot be read outside the organization. A “Home Decryption Utility” allows authorized users password-protected access to encrypted data on non-organizational computers, such as home office PCs.

Many networking options are available via endpoints, leaving organizations vulnerable to hackers. Safend Protector 3.1 lets administrators control simultaneous use of various networking protocols that can lead to inadvertent or intentional network bridging by blocking WiFi, Bluetooth, Modems or IrDA while the PC is connected to the wired corporate LAN.

Safend Protector 3.1 is the only solution available that blocks PS/2 hardware keylogger devices. These devices can record the keystrokes entered on a PC or laptop, leaving private data vulnerable to theft. While previous versions of Safend Protector could detect and block USB hardware keyloggers, Safend Protector 3.1 can also detect and render PS/2 hardware keyloggers useless.

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