Notebook computer maker ASUSTeK will be using Bioscrypt’s VeriSoft, which provides data encryption and support for multi-factor functionality and single sign-on functionality, which are all part of the company’s Door to Desktop solution.
Leading Manufacturer Expects to Ship One Million Notebooks Over Initial 12 Months
TORONTO–Bioscrypt Inc., a leading provider of identity verification technology, announced today that ASUSTeK, a top-four maker of notebook computers, has selected VeriSoft as part of its new line of biometric enabled notebook computers. VeriSoft provides ASUSTeK notebooks with data encryption, support for multi-factor authentication and Single Sign-On functionality. The Bioscrypt VeriSoft product will be privately labelled as ASUSteK Security Protect Manager (ASPM).
According to Forrester Research Inc, as firms move more aggressively toward mobile platforms, new tools offer improved security, reliability, and manageability. Some vendors are adding integrated fingerprint readers and smart card authentication to improve system security and hard drive data protection to secure data in the event of a loss. PC manufacturers are also implementing the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which uses a root key protected in silicon to enhance native Microsoft operating system file and folder encryption(1).
ASUSTeK recognizes that today’s mobile workforce requires comprehensive protection technology to meet evolving security needs. A variety of ASUSTeK portable notebooks, including the new R2H Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), provide the best security management options for protecting data integrity through both software and hardware features. The ASUSTeK ASPM system guards access to the device and any related networks using embedded multifactor authentication procedures managed by the Single Sign-On (SSO) function, allowing simple one-time log-in without compromising security.
“ASPM’s feature-rich security applications allow end users to encrypt and decrypt sensitive information, including files, folders and account information such as user names and passwords,” said David Kao, Notebook Product Manager, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. “ASPM’s ability to work with multiple biometric sensors and third party security hardware, such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs), made Bioscrypt an obvious choice for supplying ASUSTeK with a robust security application for its notebook platforms.”
With ASUSTeK integrating the VeriSoft application in their notebooks, Bioscrypt is continuing to execute on its door to desktop integrated security vision. With two of the world’s leading notebook makers now shipping their product with Bioscrypt’s logical access technology, the company’s strategy of rapidly propagating this software into the market is further taking shape.
“We are pleased to be working with ASUSTeK to deliver a robust credential management solution that elevates the security of their notebook computers,” said Robert L. Williams, President and CEO, Bioscrypt Inc. “As we continue to win business with PC manufacturers we are escalating the number of desktops that are compatible with our entire Door to Desktop solution.”
About ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a leading provider of 3C total solutions. Its product portfolio includes notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, information appliances, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. With world-class engineering and offices and subsidiaries located in all corners of the world, ASUSTeK provides innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM/ODM customers, and has won 1706 awards in 2005, with recognition in design excellence from iF Gold Award, while ranks in the tops of Business Week InfoTech for the 8th straight year. The company is the perennial leader of the motherboard and graphics card industries and a top 4 maker globally for notebooks.
About Bioscrypt Inc.
Bioscrypt Inc. is a leader in identity verification technologies, providing solutions for converged physical and logical access, enabling unified authentication from Door to Desktop(TM). Bioscrypt’s offerings simplify the task of implementing secure access to facilities, equipment and IT networks. The company develops and sells biometric embedded solutions, access control readers and identity and access management software to protect the physical and network assets of international government agencies and leading organizations in the financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. More information is available at www.bioscrypt.com.