UPEK has launched Protector Suite® for Mac software at the Macworld conference in San Francisco. In combination with the Eikon™ Digital Privacy Manager, a USB peripheral fingerprint reader, Protector Suite for Mac enables Mac users to swipe their finger instead of typing passwords to login as well as access password-protected websites and secure preferences. Protector Suite for Mac is scheduled to be available in Japanese, French, German and Spanish in the first half of 2008.
UPEK Launches Fingerprint Reader Software for Mac at Macworld
Protector Suite for Mac and Eikon Digital Privacy Manager increase security and reduce password headaches for Mac users
Emeryville, CA — UPEK®, Inc, a leading brand of fingerprint biometric security solutions, today launched Protector Suite® for Mac software at Macworld, allowing Mac users to increase both security and convenience with the simple swipe of their unique finger. Protector Suite for Mac in combination with the award-winning Eikon™ Digital Privacy Manager, a USB peripheral fingerprint reader, enables Mac users to swipe their finger instead of typing passwords to login as well as access password-protected websites and secure preferences. This release of Protector Suite for Mac incorporates end user feedback after a successful preview release and now supports Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
The Eikon Digital Privacy Manager and Protector Suite for Mac enhance the Mac user experience by letting users simply swipe their finger to:
-Logon, at startup and when returning from sleep mode;
-Unlock Keychain to replay login credentials to web accounts and access secure notes and certificates;
-Unlock Secure Preferences to access administrator-level settings;
-Unlock FileVault to decrypt the user’s home folder; and
-Unlock the screensaver.
Using passwords to access important information poses risks when people use simple passwords that can be hacked, use the same password for multiple accounts, or write down passwords that can be stolen. The Eikon Digital Privacy Manager and Protector Suite for Mac let users employ stronger passwords that they now don’t have to remember.
“People have more and more of their personal information on their computers and online and need a way to both protect this valuable information and access it easily,” stated Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies and a leading technology analyst. “Products like Protector Suite for Mac simplify users’ lives, improving their efficiency and overall experience.”
The Eikon Digital Privacy Manager, which began shipping in May 2007 and is available on amazon.com for $49.99, won the 2007 CES Best of Innovations Award and has garnered rave reviews. The Eikon Digital Privacy Manager now supports Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, in addition to supporting Windows XP and Vista operating systems. Protector Suite for Mac is scheduled to be available in Japanese, French, German and Spanish in the first half of 2008.
UPEK is demonstrating and selling Protector Suite for Mac and the Eikon Digital Privacy Manager at Macworld January 15-18 at Booth #4348, Moscone West, San Francisco, CA.
For more information about Protector Suite for Mac and the Eikon Digital Privacy Manager, please visit http://www.upek.com/mac.
UPEK, Inc., a global leader in biometric fingerprint security solutions, offers integrated end-to-end solutions including comprehensive design and integration services to the world’s leading consumer and industrial products companies. UPEK solutions enable the strongest fingerprint authentication security available, packaged for high user convenience and rapid integration into existing products and network architectures. The company has been pioneering biometric fingerprint technology since 1996 and shipping product in volume since 1999. UPEK is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices in Prague, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo. For more information, please visit http://www.upek.com.