New Dekart Private Disk Multifactor V.1.21 – Strong Data Protection with 256-bit AES Encryption and Strong Authentication
September, 28 – Dekart ( www.dekart.com) announces the release of Dekart Private Disk Multifactor version 1.21, a reliable and strong disk encryption software. The new version completely answers today’s security and usability challenges: now it uses the strongest version of the best encryption algorithm and ideally fits for everyday data protection.
Remaining incredibly strong, everyday data protection is fast and easily done with Dekart Private Disk Multifactor.
Users neither risk forgetting their passwords nor lose time attempting to enter long and strong passwords to access encrypted information. The software creates encrypted disk partitions (drive letters). All confidential information is automatically encrypted on-the-fly when writing to the encrypted disk. The encryption keys used to access these disks are securely stored on a hardware key.
Dekart Private Disk Multifactor makes a technological break-through in user’s authentication: for the first time such a small, non-expensive program can perform biometric authentication together with traditional two-factor method. DPDMF bridges the skills gap between IT professionals and the rest of people in data protection bringing the possibility of strong encryption and .authentication into their everyday life in a simple and friendly manner.
What’s new in version 1.21:
Newly created virtual encrypted disks are encrypted with 256-bit AES encryption key for better security
Users can now store their encryption keys on such widely spread removable storage devices as USB flash disks, pen drives and other removable storage media
Added support for ACOS1, ASECard and SMARTCOS smart cards, ACS AET60 BioCARDKey and ACS ADT60 BioSIMKey fingerprint scanners, which allows users to select from already wide variety of USB tokens, smart cards and biometric verification devices used to protect access to important information.
Added Czech, French, German, Polish and Spanish language interfaces.
Home users will find this new software useful for their desktop and notebook computers. Businesses and organizations can now use Dekart Private Disk Multifactor to maximize the security and convenience of their users, automate business processes and save costs.
How it works: To open the encrypted disk, the user connects his hardware key to his computer, and is then prompted for a PIN code. If an invalid PIN is entered more than 3 times, the hardware key is blocked. After successfully entering the correct PIN (and, optionally, providing his biometric data), the software allows user to access his encrypted disk and read/write data to it. Whenever the user temporarily leaves the computer, he can restrict other people from viewing the contents of his private disk and temporarily block access to his disk by simply disconnecting the hardware key.
Strong encryption – Dekart Private Disk Multifactor uses NIST certified
Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm, the most powerful and secure algorithm known today, to encrypt the information.
Multi-factor Authentication – users can be positively identified for access to their encrypted information via a wide range of hardware and biometric devices.
Secure Workstation – Dekart Private Disk Multifactor disconnects the encrypted disk upon removal of the card, hardware token or USB drive.
Easy and Automated access – No mistakes trying to manually enter complicated passwords.
Hardware variety – the ability to choose from a large variety of supported devices, from different vendor’ smart cards and tokens to ordinary USB flash drives, allows choosing the device which would best satisfy user’s needs. Users can also use their existing hardware to store their private keys, which significantly saves cost for both home users and organizations.
Supported operating systems: 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
Pricing: A personal or business license costs USD $49.00 (Volume discounts apply).
Download: http://www.dekart.com/free_download/. Free during 30-days trial period.
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