updated 11:25 am EST, Thu January 6, 2005
SecuriKey security for Mac
Griffin Technologies today announced a new cross-platform release of , its computer access control product for individual use. Packaged with installation software for both Mac and Windows, SecuriKey manages restricted access to computers, files, or applications in multi-platform or multi-desktop environments. SecuriKey features a USB token that acts like an "ignition key" for any desktop or portable computer. The cross-platform product supports PCs running Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 as well as all Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. "By combining a security solution the user 'has' (a USB token) with something he or she 'knows' (a password), SecuriKey assures strong two-factor protection. Rules-based user controls are included as well, providing additional flexibility.
"Businesspeople and other professionals are increasingly subject to computing environments where both PCs and Macs are in use. Many people use both kinds of computers interchangeably," said Bennett Griffin, president and founder of Griffin Technologies. "By offering SecuriKey Professional Edition, we are giving these cross-platform users the flexibility they need to secure applications and operating system access on all popular types of computers, all in one convenient package."
totally restricts access to the Windows and/or Mac operating systems, maintaining control of the computer while ensuring protection should the device be lost or stolen. SecuriKey Professional Edition features an easy auto lockup feature by simply removing the key-like SecuriKey token from the USB port. SecuriKey users can also set their security controls to allow partial access without user authentication, so that family members or co-workers can use the computer without access to specific files or applications.
SecuriKey ships with two key-sized USB tokens suitable for attachment to any key ring. A single SecuriKey license allows users to load the software on as many computers as they wish, all controlled by the same one or two tokens.
For multiple users, SecuriKey Professional Edition supports the creation of separate accounts. Each separately protected account requires the purchase of at least one additional token. SecuriKey Professional Edition is available now for $130, while additional tokens for multiple users are $50 each.