Raising the bar for mobile device management and enterprise security, Route1, Inc. – a security and identity management company – has unveiled a new Mac OS X and Windows compatible smartcard enabled USB device called MobiKEY Classic2 (MC2).
This allows subscribers to remotely access their office computer, network and other digital resources from anywhere at any time.
According to Route1, the new MC2 is the first security tool developed for the private enterprise configured for both Mac OS X as well as Windows OS. By integrating seamlessly into existing IT infrastructure, it does not require any pre-installed software to work on a guest computer or other remote device.
With the availability of MC2, business pros utilizing Mac OS X can leverage the same level of secure, remote access to data as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or as the Canadian Government, for less than $400.
Built on the principle of assuring the identity of an individual – not a PC, tablet, smartphone or other device – the new MC2 offers remote users the same working experience they have at their office.
Apart from eliminating the requirements of network changes or reconfigurations, the new MC2 smartcard enabled USB device also eliminates the need for additional servers. The users’ data stays within the network’s perimeter and firewall.
The new MC2 is a bandwidth efficient tool offering 20 kbps average bandwidth usage per connected use. It possesses hardware-based, multifactor authentication and does not leave a data cache or footprint on a remote PC or device.
According to Route1, the MC2 leverages a patented communications and service delivery platform based on FIPS-140-2 cryptographic modules. It also simplifies the process of meeting stringent regulatory requirements for privacy and security.
In case of theft or loss, the MC2 cannot be compromised on enterprise networks as no data is stored, downloaded or saved on it.
“The MC2 is completely clientless and driverless,” said Tony Busseri, CEO at Route1. “Slim, sleek and pocketsize, this is by far the most reliable, budget-conscious solution that protects both Mac OS X and Windows users who work remotely from malware, man-in-the-middle attacks, viruses or other breaches. More secure than any VPN or simple password protection, only MobiKEY employs an identity-based access system that lets employees work from anywhere at any time – without compromising electronic security.”
Added Busseri, “It’s a simple equation; as users leave no data footprint on the remote computer, they have completely mitigated any risk of cyber attack or potential security breach. The MC2 is a breakthrough in security for Mac OS X users, who can now use the same data protection technology utilized by the U.S. DoD, DHS and DoE.”
Recently, Route1 opened its e-store and online marketplace for its products and services.
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