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Power LogOn Passes HHS/CDC Cyber Lab’s Security Evaluation

HHS CDC passes Power LogOn securityI’d like to tell you about a new secure password management and authentication solution that passed HHS/CDC cyber lab’s security evaluation to eliminate their employee managed password burdens.  It’s called Power LogOn® Government Edition. The cyber lab now has a multi-factor, IT centralized password manager for their existing PIV, CAC, or CIV credentials.

Here are a few of the specifications Power LogOn delivers:

  • Independent FIPS 140-2 verification
  • Secure, IT centralized password management and authentication
  • Every account can have up to a 500-character long unique password that can be changed as frequently as required without user involvement
  • Convenient for employees to log into multiple server, web and application accounts without them having to know or type the passwords
  • Scalable to fit any size department or agency, without a high cost of ownership
  • Compliments existing PIV credentials without re-badging or FIPS 201 re-certification
  • And a whole lot more

With Power LogOn Government Edition, the HHS IT team now implement very long complex passwords that are changed very frequently. All password changes are automatically pushed down to all users without their involvement or knowledge. Employees no longer have to generate, remember, type or even know any network, application or computer logon passwords. Power LogOn instantly integrates with existing PIV credentials without having to program or modify any file structures, thus avoiding any FIPS 201 re-certification issues.

Power LogOn is now ready and available on GSA Advantage for other government agencies and departments who struggle with the insecurity of employee generated and managed passwords.

To learn more about Power LogOn Government Edition and download our Capabilities Line Card please visit our webpage www.access-smart.com/gov.

 

Delaware Provider Finds Solution to HIPAA’s Network Security Concerns.

Solo doctor solves HIPAA multi-factor authentication need at a low cost.

(Re-posting of the article in Quality Insights of Delaware newsletter REC, 07-29-2014)

by Neil S. Kalin, MD

 I am a practicing ophthalmologist in Delaware, and like many solo docs, I am also the in-house IT manager. The government has encouraged all of us to adopt EMR. About two years ago, I went “all-in” with electronic medical records (EMR) software. One of the scariest things about this process is the penalties levied by the government for a failed security audit or data breach. I have read stories of medical practices losing a hard drive or laptop and then being fined over $100,000. In addition, many major hospitals with full-time IT security teams have also been fined millions dollars for a breach. The U.S. government does not treat protecting patient’s records lightly. Read More→

Power LogOn is available on Amazon

Power LogOn on AmazonI’m excited to announce that Power LogOn Administrator Starter Kit is available on Amazon. After placing Power LogOn on Amazon, I asked a number of our users if they wouldn’t mind adding a comment and a rating. We received great testimonials and more are coming in daily.  While I write about how passwords are secure – but the way they are managed isn’t – it is important to hear from actual users about the problems they were facing and how Power LogOn helped them.

 

IT Professionals love Power LogOn because it’s fast, easy and customizable.

From Mr. Cervantez, IT Installer Professional: I’m an IT pro and have installed it on my clients Windows Server 2008 along with 6 Windows 7 Pro workstations. It’s been about 1 yr and both doctors love it, they go from exam room to exam room insert their smart card into a slot on the Dell keyboard/smart card reader and securely logs them in, and when they’re finished with their patient they remove the card and the computer securely locks. Everything is customizable and the company has excellent support if you ever need it. Highly recommend it.

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Cyber Access and Physical Access Demo at ISC West

You don’t have to be an IT sepecialist to offer your customers cyber access security. 

Cyber Access Control Single Sign-OnIf you are interested in combining physical access with cyber access contol then please drop by the Allegion booth (#20031) at the ISC West show in Las Vegas for a live demo.  Access Smart will be demonstrating a contactless Single Sign-On solution that works with Mifare, Prox of RFID technologies.  Employees will no longer have to remember, type, generate or know any company logon passwords.  Your IT administrator can now be in control and remove the weakest link in their security procedures, the employee managed password.

Here’s what you’ll see:

  1. Use the same aptiQ or prox card for contactless Single Sign-On (SSO) and physical access.
  2. Multi-factor authentication that meets the US Government’s security specifications.
  3. Licenses are transferable.  Builds on your existing IT architecture.  No annoying subscription fees.

Cyber security begins by authenticating who is accessing the network. Now you can offer your customers a one-card solution that secures a company’s physical and virtual doors. Drop by the Allegion booth #20031 to see how easy it is to combine physical and cyber access on the same card.

 

 

Healthcare Needs Network Access Control Solutions

NeMCMHA implements Access Smart’s Network Access Control Solutions

Network Access Control SoluionsNetwork access control solutions are needed more today than ever before because one of the key components in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the expansion of electronic health records (EHR) and personal health records (PHR) services.  While great debates are going on throughout the country regarding IRS enforcement, using data for political gains and government access to patient records, the elephant in the room is still securely authenticating the access to a person’s health records.  HIPAA and HITECH are not going away.  Plus, according to resent Ponemon Institute’s “2013 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis” May 2013, healthcare had the highest number of data breach costs in 2012. Read More→