Schlumberger Offers Enhanced Security Feature with DeXa.Badge
DeXa.Badge* Enterprise Password Manager Provides Efficient, Secure Network Access Using Single Sign-on for Multiple Applications
London, April 29, 2003 – Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) announced today that its information technology (IT) business segment, SchlumbergerSema, has formed a strategic alliance with Australian software company Protocom Development Systems, PTY. Ltd. The new agreement will result in an enriched security feature for the SchlumbergerSema DeXa.Badge* identity management solution: DeXa.Badge* Enterprise Password Manager.
Part of the SchlumbergerSema DeXa* Suite of Services for infrastructure solutions, DeXa.Badge is a fully integrated corporate identity management and physical/logical information security solution. Under the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement, SchlumbergerSema is licensed to integrate the Protocom SecureLoginÃ¢â€ž? Single Sign-On (SSO) for Smart Card software with DeXa.Badge so that users can benefit from stronger password security and greater efficiency in accessing their corporate applications.
“Protocom SecureLogin SSO is a platform-independent suite of software components that enables users to login to their networks only once, where previously they had to remember numerous passwords, compromising network security,” said Tom Pak, vice president, North American Sales, Protocom Development Systems. “With SSO, users are only required to remember one password to access their applications.”
The new DeXa.Badge Enterprise Password Manager manages all the additional login identities and password combinations beyond the initial sign-on. With DeXa.Badge, users can now authenticate and access multiple applications, for example, through the use of digital credentials securely stored on the microchip of their corporate identity badge. DeXa.Badge improves corporate efficiency by helping reduce administrative and security overheads associated with managing multiple usernames and passwords.
“Companies using DeXa.Badge Enterprise Password Manager can implement a consistent password policy,” commented Mauricio Arboleda, vice president, Global Information Security Solutions, SchlumbergerSema. “We can provide users with extremely secure network access, making security breaches less likely. With the new option, employees can store more complex passwords and get faster, more secure access to all their applications.”
Schlumberger Limited is an international technology services company with employees of more than 140 nationalities and operations in 100 countries. The company consists of two business segments: Schlumberger Oilfield Services is the world’s largest oilfield services company and the leading supplier of technology services and solutions to the international petroleum industry; SchlumbergerSema is an IT services company providing consulting, systems integration, managed services, networking and infrastructure solutions to the global energy (oil and gas, utilities), public sector, telecommunications and finance markets. In 2002, Schlumberger revenue was $13.5 billion. For more information visit www.slb.com.