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Passwords are Protected by the U.S. Constitution!

Did you know: The U.S. Courts have deemed that passwords are protected under the U.S. Constitution?

united-states-constitutionU.S. Courts have ruled that passwords are considered free speech since they are considered “knowledge”. Therefore, under the Bill of Rights, 5th amendment , no person is required to disclose information that could incriminate themselves. DNA and biometrics, on the other hand, are not protected by these same rights. What’s more, Private Keys are not protected by the Constitution since they are computer generated and not considered  an individual’s “knowledge”. Read More→

Power LogOn Has a New Look

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Multi-factor Password Manager for Business

Ladera Ranch, CA – Dec. 1, 2015Access Smart, LLC today announced the new look for Power LogOn.  For security to be effective, it also has to be convenient. All the features are still there, but now in a more modern and streamlined look, making it even more convenient for the user.

We all get frustrated managing our computer logon passwords. Often we end up doing silly things like writing them down on sticky notes or using one very simple password everywhere. Power LogOn – multi-factor password manager for business, adds an extra layer of cybersecurity during the logon process into computers, networks, servers, websites, and applications.

A cyber-attack can cost a company about $248 per record stolen. That’s why cybersecurity must start before the firewall. Power LogOn is an enterprise level, security-enhanced password manager. The greatest cyber threat to any company is employee managed user names and passwords. With Power LogOn employees don’t need to generate, remember, type or manage any of their company’s many logon accounts. Power LogOn enables a company’s IT administrator to centrally manage all passwords to match their security policies without any employee interaction or interference.

Power LogOn meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as FIPS 140-2, HIPAA, CJIS and many others. Our customers now extend their data security from the employee’s finger tips all the way to data storage. Access Smart’s Power LogOn serves government agencies, healthcare, large corporations, universities, and small to medium sized businesses. Whether you have a small office network, or a multimillion dollar enterprise, Power LogOn works. Power LogOn recently received recognition from Microsoft for securing their Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11, Azure, Office 365, SQL Server and Window Server products.

Here are just a few of the benefits of Power Logon®:

 

Convenience

  • Employees no longer have to remember, type or manage passwords.
  • Employees self-enroll from their own computers.
  • Combine with physical access for single access ID card to manage.
  • Reduces help desk calls to reset passwords by 70% or higher.

 

Security

  • Full multi-factor authentication.
  • Secure logon into Microsoft Windows, Azure, Office 365, SQL Server, Windows Server 2000 and above, websites, and other third-party applications.
  • Enterprise password manager with high security features to meet all government privacy compliancy laws.
  • Passwords are centrally managed by IT and not by employees.
  • Encrypted password files stay within the organization’s network, and are not stored in some third-party, big data server that hackers target.

 

Low cost of Ownership

  • Power Logon® can often be added to an organization’s existing employee access control ID badges. No re-issuance or re-calling badges.
  • Works with a number of card technologies like magnetic stripe, 125 kHz Proximity, 13.56 MHz RFID, contact smartcards, CAC, PIV, CIV, biometrics, NFC, and more.
  • Our API code is available for third-party software integration.
  • Licenses are transferable to manage employee turnover.
  • No annual renewal or subscription fees on licenses.

 

About Access Smart®, LLC

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Ladera Ranch, California, Access Smart, LLC (a certified CA Small Business) is dedicated to empowering businesses, agencies and institutions to regain control over their computers and networks at the point of entry. Authentication, authorization and non-repudiation do not have to be cumbersome to be effective. If you would like to know more or interested in becoming a reseller, please visit our site at www.access-smart.com.

 

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Power LogOn® now supports Windows 10

Access Smart® Improves Cybersecurity with Power LogOn – Multifactor Password Manager for Business.

Office-with-Power-LogOn---smallLadera Ranch, CA – Nov 10, 2015Access Smart, LLC today announced that the Power LogOn software now supports all versions of Windows 10 and Internet Explorer 11.  Power LogOn – multifactor password manager for business, adds an extra layer of cybersecurity during the initial logon process to Windows 10/IE11 with an efficient authentication solution. Now IT can keep passwords secure, and employees don’t have to manage passwords.

A cyber-attack can cost a company about $248 per record stolen. That’s why cybersecurity must start before the firewall. Power LogOn complements computer logon by adding on a security-enhanced password manager. The greatest cyber threat to any company is employee managed user names and passwords. To access the power of Windows 10/IE11, employees don’t need to type in their user name and password. By removing this cybersecurity vulnerability, Power LogOn puts the control of sensitive data back in the hands of IT professionals where it belongs. Read More→

Password Managers – Not all the same

Know your Password Manager

enterprise password managerLast week the cybersecurity industry was a buzz about the Boston-based company LogMeIn, Inc purchasing LastPass for $125M. In the different news articles some interesting facts were quoted:

  1.  Only 10 percent of knowledge workers today use a password manager
  2.  Only 37 percent of survey participants use passwords that contain both letters and numbers
  3.  Nearly 64 percent of people who use the Internet deploy the same password for most websites
  4.  Nearly 80 percent of cloud-based services and apps have monitored, sensitive or private information
  5.  35 percent intend to adopt a password manager in the next 12 months

While these are staggering statistics, it’s the last one I want to address. That’s because not all password managers are the same. You need to understand the differences before you deploy. Read More→

You Need Password Authentication Infrastructure

Password Authentication InfrastructureEvery day I read another post, hear another news story, or have another conversation that passwords are insecure and that PKI and digital certificates must replace passwords. Comparing passwords to certificates, or PKI, is not correct because:

  1. A passwords is a single component within multifactor authentication.
  2. Certificates and PKI are a complete infrastructure made up of many different components.
  3. What keeps certificates secure is how their keys are safeguarded, generated, protected, and managed

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