Access Smart(R) Announces the Interoperability of their Power LogOn(R) Password Manager with DameWare(TM) Development's Mini Remote Control (DMRC) product.

Top Quote In the age of mobile communications IT professionals need secure connection between remote and local computers. Security has to start by first authenticating the user before any connection is established. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 04, 2011 - In the age of mobile communications IT professionals need secure connection between remote and local computers. Security has to start by first authenticating the user before any connection is established. That is why Access Smart has integrated their Power LogOn password manager with DMRC Interactive Smart Card Authentication to offer a complete secure communications channel from log on to data channel encryption. Unlike many SSO and PKI smart card systems, Power LogOn is cost effective and easy to install. A typical installation takes only hours instead of months or years found in other smartcard authentication solutions. With no annual subscription fees and the ability to transfer licenses the cost of ownership is very low.

    "El Camino College Police Department needed a secure way for officers to log into the computers and IT to manage their computers remotely in order to implement the Criminal Justice Information Service (CJIS) security policy," said Dovell Bonnett, Founder and CEO of Access Smart. "That is why they choose both Power LogOn and DameWare."

    Passwords are still a secure and inexpensive means to authenticate a user. However, it is how users choose and manage their passwords that increase the risk of a security breach. "It is well known that employees will often circumvent security for convenience. Passwords on sticky notes, using simply passwords and the same password for multiple sites is all done for convenience. But when IT tries to increase security by requiring longer, more complex passwords only drives employees to deploy even riskier practices. So Power LogOn is designed to implement IT's best security practices with the employee's need for convenience of never having to remember or type their logon passwords.

    "Smart card technology for secure computer user authentication should never be a luxury", said Mr. Bonnett, "and never a barrier to preventing cyber-attacks. Then once authentication is established, DameWare produces finishes the secure communication channel."

    The DameWare Mini Remote Control program provides a multitude of convenient and security features to help IT with their remote connectivity. Giving an administrator the ability to remotely install the client agent service eliminates the need to physically visit the remote machine to install the software. This gives administrators the unique ability to remote control any machine on the LAN or WAN (across town, across the country, or even around the world) in a matter of seconds.

    Unlike other Remote Control programs, the installation of the Mini Remote Control Client Agent does not replace any existing Operating System files, which also eliminates the need for a reboot of the remote machine when connecting. By simply using Microsoft Windows API calls to interact with the local and remote machines, the Mini Remote Control is considered to be the most lightweight and independent remote control application on the market.

    "We are pleased that companies like Access Smart are able to utilize the flexibility within DameWare's products to add those additional features to address their customer's needs," said Kristi Bland of DameWare.

    "The combination of DameWare Mini Remote Control, NT Utilities and Power LogOn is the ultimate administrative tool for securely managing Windows based networks. No network is too big or too small for either Power LogOn or DameWare," said Kristi.

    Many different businesses, law enforcement, healthcare and government agencies have business models that rely more on their remote employees. IT cannot be expected to have computers sent back to a centralized location for IT to add the latest software or download the latest updates. Remote connectivity is now requires and seucure authentication is manditroy. That is why Access Smart is very pleased with the recent interoperability of Power LogOn password manager with DameWare's suites of secure remote system management tools.

    About Access Smart
    Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Ladera Ranch, California, Access Smart delivers Access-as-a-Service (AaaS) solutions by way of a password manager for Windows authentication to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. Access Smart implements AaaS using contact or contactless smartcards, magnetic stripe or 125kHz Prox technologies.

    The value that Access Smart brings is to offer more security functions and affordability onto a single employee ID badge. Security does not have to be cumbersome to be affective. That is why our products are designed using state-of-the-art security technologies while focusing on ease-of-use and low cost-of -ownership.

    Previously, smartcard technology was only available to governments and Fortune 500 companies. Access Smart has turned that model upside down by matching the technology to the needs, no annual subscription fees and fully transferable licenses to keep security affordable to even high employee/student turnover businesses.

    The Access Smart team has over 50 combined years in the smartcard and security industry. By addressing the very real problems from a systems mindset, Access Smart delivers everything for a company to implement AaaS within hours and not months/years. Please contact Access Smart as to discuss how best to implement Authentication, Authorization and Non-Repudiation into your business. Access Smart - The Alternative to PKI.

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