NexiONE Solution Innovates Networks Security » read source
Nexicon, a supplier of anti-piracy and network security solutions is pleased to announce the release of NexiONE. This landmark product allows users to access their remote computer networks with unprecedented security from any Internet-ready PC by using a USB thumb drive. When a user inserts the NexiONE USB thumb drive into a computer with online connectivity, NexiONE's operating system automatically connects to the Internet and opens a secure "tunnel" back to the user's network.
Similar solutions fall short of NexiONE by allowing a malicious attack on a computer through holes in its operating system. NexiONE mitigates this risk by connecting to the remote network from its own, proprietary UNIX-based operating system. NexiONE is based upon a software stack that resides on a USB thumb drive. Included on the thumb drive is a live operating system which either runs under Windows or as a fully bootable operating system from BIOS. An advanced encryption algorithm and firewall are also included.
From here, the user can securely access software applications or files stored on the remote network. It is no longer necessary for a workforce to travel with a portable computer and hard drive to access sensitive remote data or applications. NexiONE v1.4, scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2008, will include functionality to support commercial customers. The $300 - $500 price point per unit will be competitive to current methods used to protect data, and the risk of losses from security breaches is greatly reduced.
"NexiONE is truly a breakthrough in mobile technology and one that we believe can revolutionize the way today's mobile workforce uses portable technology," said Richard Urrea, Nexicon CEO. "We developed this solution by request of the United States Department of Defense," said Urrea. "The first pilot test was successful, and larger rollouts are now planned for the very near future. We can foresee the NexiONE product to be as important to a mobile workforce as their cell phones," continued Urrea.
During state or national emergencies, it is common for an agency to provide computers to government workers who arrive to provide assistance. Representing dozens of various government organizations, each user requires a secure connection to their unique network infrastructure. With NexiONE as part of the user's toolset, the risk of data falling into unauthorized hands is greatly reduced since there are no hard drives leaving the agency's four walls and sensitive data remains on the network when accessed remotely.
A user who requires access to applications or data on a remote network simply inserts the thumb drive into the USB port of any PC with Internet connectivity, and after entering their user name and password, is automatically brought to their destination network. The connection is completely secure, and after the user removes the thumb stick, there remains no evidence of the user ever having been on the machine. No specific action is required from the user to make this happen beyond inserting the thumb drive and entering their credentials when prompted.
"A company that utilizes NexiONE for remote network access eliminates the need for their employees to travel with a hard drive," says Tommy Stiansen, Nexicon CTO. "Information security is one of the most pressing concerns facing today's CIO's and IT leaders, and NexiONE can help ensure a company's intellectual property and confidential data remains where it belongs, on a secured network."