On the edge: News briefs

All weather, all the time

Saflink Corp. has introduced an all-weather smart-card and biometric reader that reduces the threat of unauthorized access to critical facilities. Saflink SureAccess is the first in a line of products the company has made to meet the Federal Information Processing Standard 201.

Designed for interoperability and remote administration, SureAccess integrates with many physical access control systems and supports technical specifications of the Transportation Security Administration's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. SureAccess is based on the Saflink contactless smart-card and biometric reader technology that TSA deployed in TWIC's third phase.

Eliminate vulnerabilities

NeXpose is Rapid7 LLC's enterprise vulnerability and risk management solution that scans devices, systems, software and Web server applications to find threats, assess their risks, devise a remediation plan and implement the ticketing process.

NeXpose builds a knowledge base on the environment it is exploring and models potential targeted attacks to expose threats. NeXpose provides reporting capabilities that ensure compliance with governmental regulations and corporate security configuration policies.
Isolate your computer

Matrox Graphics Inc. has introduced Extio F1400, a remote graphics unit. Using the product, the computer's user ? keyboard, mouse, monitors, audio peripherals and graphics hardware ? is separated from the rest of it by up to 820 feet of fiber-optic cable.

Extio is ideal for environments such as audio or broadcast studios, dispatch centers, control rooms and public spaces that use digital signage.

The computer's critical parts, such as disks, memory and processor, can be kept in a separate secure room. This saves space at the display station, removes a potentially noisy computer and lets system administrators access and maintain the system.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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