Senforce Enforces Remote Access and Wi-Fi Security for Public Sector

Draper, Utah—April 5, 2005—Senforce Technologies™ Inc., the leader in location-aware endpoint security enforcement, today announced the availability of a comprehensive new security enforcement technology: Senforce Connectivity Control. The software ensures all endpoint devices, including desktops, notebooks, and tablet PCs, will remain in constant compliance with government security mandates including key aspects of the DoD Directive 8100.2, which specifies the security requirements and responsibilities governing the use of commercial Wi-Fi devices, services, technologies and networks. Senforce Connectivity Control is also a key enabling technology for civilian agencies implementing Federal Telework Programs and looking for ways to enforce remote access policies.

“Federal, local and state offices, bureaus, agencies and divisions acknowledge the significant benefits as well as the threats associated with remote access and wireless computing,” said Scott Richards, vice president of Product Management, Senforce. “Wi-Fi connections are becoming ubiquitous as organizations seek to increase productivity through constant connectivity. Senforce eliminates the vulnerabilities associated with wireless computing by enforcing security policy compliance in-depth on all devices connecting to the Internet or networked infrastructure.”

Senforce Connectivity Control, based on the company’s advanced, patent-pending location-aware technology, is customized to manage risk according to the specific needs, requirements and researched best practices of wireless security initiatives, such as those utilized by the Air Force, Army, Navy and other military branches. It enforces system connectivity policies that are centrally managed, automatically distributed to end-users, and continuously enforced—always and everywhere, by group and/or network location—without any action on the part of the end-user. The product ensures control at a granular level, shipping with pre-configured out-of-the-box policy templates, and such automatic capabilities as:

• Preventing or disabling “at risk” networking behavior, such as network adapter bridging

• Controlling Wi-Fi usage by network location

• Disabling Wi-Fi connectivity when using wired LAN

• Disallowing Wi-Fi ad hoc network connections by location

• Enforcing use of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) on all Wi-Fi connections

“The new Connectivity Control solution provides IT administrators with the most complete management and control available for Wi-Fi,” said Richards. “It maintains security protection for users in the office, at home, on the road or traveling abroad. Agencies will be able to restrict Wi-Fi connectivity to pre-defined locations, or entirely disable it altogether where wireless transmission may conflict with mission requirements or specific environments.”

Additional policy templates are easily customized to ensure the following operations: ensuring endpoints can only connect via approved Wi-Fi access points; preventing connections to rogue access points; ensuring use of pre-approved Wi-Fi adapters to make wireless connections while providing the added benefit of reducing IT product support costs; enabling security administrators to automatically distribute and apply WEP and/or WPA pre-shared keys without any end-user intervention; enforcing VPN usage; disabling or restricting use of Bluetooth, infrared, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), and other legacy communication ports. With Senforce Connectivity Control at work, users working at public access Wi-Fi hotspots are virtually invisible to hackers.

“Senforce facilitates the adoption of wireless technology,” commented Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC, “effectively protect[ing] organizations against exposure and the risks that can be associated with mobile computing, while enabling greater efficiencies and productivity.”

Senforce’s comprehensive endpoint security solutions ensure data and endpoint integrity; enforce network access policies related to use of applications, storage devices or communications methods; and prevent data theft. IT administrators can easily create, manage and enforce security policies on every endpoint computer regardless of its network location.

Pricing and Availability

Senforce Wi-Fi Connectivity Control is available immediately as part of a complete endpoint security solution starting at $69.99. Quantity discounts are available.


About Senforce Technologies Inc.

Senforce Technologies is the leader in policy-enforced endpoint security. Senforce Endpoint Security Suite (ESS) enables IT managers to centrally create, manage and enforce security policies to protect corporate data on endpoint devices, automate security practices and enforce regulatory compliance such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA and DoD 8100.2. Senforce protects users regardless of location or method of accessing a wired or wireless network. Proven across large and small enterprises, as well as government agencies, ESS delivers both driver- and application-layer solutions to provide the most advanced protection against hackers, malware, device theft, wireless threats and other endpoint security vulnerabilities. The company is headquartered in Draper, Utah. Senforce is privately-held and funded by Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, vSpring Capital, Rocket Ventures, American River Ventures and EsNet Group. For more information, visit www.senforce.com or call 1-877-844-5430.




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