SafeGuard Advanced Security: Modules for a Targeted and Cost Effective Increase of the IT Security Level

Oberursel, 6 December 2002 – The Utimaco Safeware security solution SafeGuard® Advanced Security 4.0 protects operating systems and computers from attacks and manipulation and thus provides a higher stability and better availability of the IT infrastructure. In the new modular concept the solution helps to meet customer demands in an optimal way and ensures a fast return on investment.

According to a current British survey among European IT managers* the stability of IT systems is one of the major problems. “Currently, the system stability suffers due to the fact that most companies focus on investments in projects with a verifiable return on investment.”

At the same time, the increasing complexity of IT systems permanently offers new possibilities for attacks from inside and outside. With its new and modular solution package SafeGuard?? Advanced Security Utimaco Safeware responds to this increasing vulnerability. The basic module enables a secure authentication of the user with or without a smartcard application. Furthermore, there are five additional security modules available for an extended security of the operating system. All modules can be administrated centrally and clearly allowing explicit rights to be specified between users, which far outreaches the possibilities provided by the operating system.

The security modules of SafeGuard® Advanced Security prevent offenses against internal security policies, the import of viruses, manipulation in configurations and much more. By this, a new level of IT security can be achieved. The stability of the IT infrastructure increases and costs arising from undesired productivity losses are decreased.

Apart from the secure authentication components for clients and servers SafeGuard® Advanced Security provides an extended integrity control as well as a 3-dimensional security concept by allowing explicit rights to be specified for users, data and applications. The solution package is rounded up by modules for IP Filtering, for the administration of removable media and for Single Sign On.

“SafeGuard?? Advanced Security guarantees the stability and availability of the operating system and applications and offers a verifiable and fast amortization of investments”, says Helmut Dansachm??ller, product manager of Utimaco Safeware and experienced IT security expert. “Apart from the reduction of productivity losses of the user, our modular solution minimizes the security related helpdesk calls and offers by its Single Sign On functionality a comfortable and quick sign no to all applications. “

PPI study (Pressure Point Index) among European IT managers,
Citigate Technology, summer 2002
Utimaco Safeware AG is one of the leading manufacturers of professional IT security solutions. The security technology and solutions developed by Utimaco Safeware protect the electronic data of companies and government bodies against unauthorized access and guarantees that business processes and administrative procedures in the electronic world are binding and confidential. The business area Personal Device Security provides technologies and solutions for information security in the fields of strong authentication, biometric procedures included, encryption and integrity control. The products and solutions secure data on PC, notebook and PDA at the workplace and while travelling.

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