Gemalto announced the launch of Protiva Smart Guardian, a smart card enabled personal security USB device that offers digital data integrity and data loss prevention for enterprises.
Smart Guardian provides nomad workforces with a platform to securely access corporate resources. The product combines endpoint control and secure data storage for protecting sensitive information since the encrypted data never leaves the Smart Guardian.
Attempts to tamper with the device are detectable and intrusion attempts will cause the token to erase its contents. In addition to providing security, Smart Guardian is designed to be easy and convenient to use. Users insert the authorized portable token and enter a passphrase to unlock the device so that any data transferred to it is encrypted automatically.
Smart Guardian provides two-factor authentication based on something the user has – the USB token – and something the user knows – the passphrase. This ensures that only authorized users have access to encrypted data, even if the device is lost or stolen. Smart Guardian tokens are easy for IT administrators to deploy and manage, and require no user training.
The Smart Guardian device combines smart card technology from Gemalto and secure flash technology from Lexar. Its management options make it easy for end-users and administrators to register new devices, update software on the devices, deploy protected corporate applications, and remotely block a lost or stolen token and destroy its contents.