Rohos Logon Key for Windows 2003 Server x64

rw_boxshot_small.pngRohos Logon Key 2.5 new release (May 14, 2008) includes support for Windows Server 2003 x64 (IA64, AMD64). The update affects support for the logon model “Windows native authentication (msgina.dll)”.

Now Rohos Logon Key can be used for secure access to workstations Windows XP x64 within Active Directory network, and for access to remote desktop Windows 2003 x64.

Windows native authentication (msgina.dll)

This logon model is considered to be the best in the following cases:

  • Windows 2000/2003 Server (if you are to use USB key for remote desktop access)
  • Workstation Windows 2000/XP connected to Windows Active Directory (Windows Domain) or in Novell network.

In this case Rohos Logon doesn’t replace module GINA.dll, but integrates in it, thus the security policy remains unaltered. As the result, network workstation and Windows 2003 Server work stays stable and trustful as before Rohos Logon being installed. Rohos Logon program supports integration with msgina.dll, nwgina.dll and ctxgina.dll.

takeMS MEM-Drive Biometric Scanline. Review

takems-biometric-usb-flash-drive-box.jpgNew device, 1 Gb MEM-Drive Biometric Scanline takeMS flash drive, came in our laboratory. Carry it Easy Plus Bio built-in program allows to use Biometric Authorization for data protection on USB drive. The present USB flash drive is compatible with Rohos Logon Key.

Device special features:

  1. There are two partitions on the flash drive: Open and Secure
  2. The Open Partition is not always accessible. The given USB flash drive hides the Open Partition while the Secure one is used.
  3. Partitions’ size cannot be changed, it’s steady. (for 1Gb it’s 150 of Open and 900 Mb of Secure Partition)
  4. Secure Partition is accessible only after successful fingerprint authentication of the owner or his/her password
  5. There are various options offered in Secure Partition:
  • Internet Options (keeping Favorites, No Trace Browsing)
  • Microsoft Outlook (Portable Outlook & Outlook Express)
  • Outlook Express
  • File Synchronization (computer to USB drive)
  • Security Settings (up to 10 fingerprints, 1 password)
  • Lost & Found (chargeable)
  • Carry it Easy (the program is developed by Romanian company CoSoSys)

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Rohos Disk for Windows x64 (AMD64, IA64)

vista64.jpgTesline-Service announces that now Rohos Disk and Rohos mini are available both for 32-bytes (x86), and for 64-bytes (x64 – AMD64, IA64) versions.

Disk driver is updated for Windows XP and Vista, thus has been worked out the issue of Rohos Disk functionality in 64-bytes versions of these operational systems.

Note: Rohos Disk current version, v1.19, is not compatible with old drivers. The program should be updated everywhere you use Rohos Disk.


Rohos Bluetooth Logon supports BlueSoleil

bluesoleilNew Rohos Logon Key release (April 2008) now supports BlueSoleil. BlueSoleil (former Widcomm) drivers are supplied for many Bluetooth adapters and devices around the world.

What’s new in Rohos Bluetooth Logon:

  1. Supports BlueSoleil stack
  2. Possibility to set up time lag. At the end of it Rohos Logon locks or turns off PC, if telephone has been out of the radius (far from PC) during all the time. This feature completely excludes Rohos Logon false action – when program locks Windows for a few seconds due to short-term telephone connection loss. 
    The time lag can be set up in the dialog box Rohos Options – from 30 seconds to 15 minutes.

Notice: Now we are in the process of signing Agreement with Toshiba Company regarding use of Toshiba Bluetooth Device SDK. Thus Rohos Logon will support Bluetooth adapters built in Toshiba portable.

uaToken in Rohos Logon Key and Rohos Disk

uatokenNow the popular USB token uaToken can be used in Rohos Logon Key and Rohos Disk programs as a key for Windows logon (including Vista x86/x64) and data protection on Rohos Disk.

Please, remember that uaToken is the first USB token (smart card) certified in Ukraine. The main distinction of uaToken from foreign analogues is hard-wired encryption standard – GOST-28147-89. Producer “Tehnotrade” also offers USB token uaTokenRF that is equipped with RFID token.

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Updated BlueTooth Logon

Rohos Logon Key 2.5 has been released with some BlueTooth Logon updates.

Rohos Logon Key updates:

  • Properly works upon sleeping/hibernation exit
  • Properly works if there are more than two BlueTooth devices in the room
  • While setting up BlueTooth enabled mobile/pocket PC the program immediately detects all availabe BlueTooth devices in the radius
  • Enhanced function sensing “lost connection” with BlueTooth device. Reduced possibility of false lock.
  • Compatibility with Windows Vista
  • By the way, with BlueTooth enabled mobile it’s possible to unlock 2 and more computers in an office

http://www.rohos.com/welcome-screen/download.htm

How to set up Rohos Logon Key:
http://www.rohos.com/bluetooth_logon.htm

Now we work on support for BlueSoleil Bluetooth stack – an easy-to-use, interoperable and widely used BlueTooth software.

For those who are still interested in Desktop Locker only, we have discovered a new wireless PC lock – BlueGuardian.

Rohos Logon Key 2.5. for Windows Vista

Chisinau, March 26, 2008 – Tesline-Service SRL, is a small software company specializing in PC security solutions today announced that it released Rohos Logon Key 2.5., two-factor authentication solution, which “Works with” Windows Vista.


The solution provides ease-of use for interoperability, remote access and it has several key benefits:
· Fully supports Windows Vista
· Supports corporate USB tokens such as Aladdin eToken
· Server Version with USB key Remote Setup

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Rohos Logon Key 2.5. for Windows Vista

Tesline-Service Announces Rohos Logon Key 2.5. for Windows Vista

Chisinau, March 26, 2008 – Tesline-Service SRL, is a small software company specializing in PC security solutions today announced that it released Rohos Logon Key 2.5., two-factor authentication solution, which “Works with” Windows Vista.

The solution provides ease-of use for interoperability, remote access and it has several key benefits:
· Fully supports Windows Vista
· Supports corporate USB tokens such as Aladdin eToken
· Server Version with USB key Remote Setup

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Rohos Logon Key for MAC OS-X

At present time we are working out Rohos Logon Key for MAC OS-X. At first the program will support USB flash drive. It is a great benefit for those who would like to use it for their home computer. The presented analogues of computer security solutions that already exist (e-Tokens, etc) are more convenient for company usage rather than for usual user.

The first beta version will be due by the end of this summer.

Rohos Logon Key has already proved its functionality in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista.
Computer security benefits using USB Key:

  • Rohos Logon replaces your Windows login/weak password with a USB Key
  • High Windows security with a huge and secure password using USB Key. It is automatically entered from USB Key when you login/unlock computer.
  • Automatic Windows lock when user unplugs USB Key from computer
  • USB Key security: 2-factor logon by PIN code, USB key copy-protection. All data are encrypted. Unauthorized Key defense.
  • A single Key can be used to access home and work computers
  • Regular password based login can be prohibited

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Transcend JetFlash 220 Fingerprint Security. Review.

Recently we were asked by some of our users if it is possible to use a biometric (fingerprint) USB stick in combination with the Rohos Logon Software (for example if it is possible to logon using Rohos after a partition is made visible by a recognized fingerprint).

As a matter of fact, we have decided to test several Biometric USB flash drives, to discover which of them are compatible with the Rohos Logon Key.

We would like to present you the Transcend JetFlash 220 USB flash drive 2 Gb (fully compatible with the Rohos Logon) with the embedded fingerprint scanner for biometric access to the secured partition of the USB drive and included software.

Special features of the device:

  • An advanced technology of fingerprints identification, allowing to register up to 10 fingerprints (even from different people);
  • Biometric or password based security for the secured partition, web site logon, and encrypted files;
  • Software based, Data Encryption with AES algorithm based on the 256-bite key.
  • Automatic authorization performed on the web-sites where you have already been registered.
  • There is a program that allows to change the size of the secure partition of the flash drive.
  • The device fully supports Windows 2000, XP and Vista, which was proved by recent tests.
  • You are not able to access the secure partiton without obtaining the Administrator privileges.
  • While the secure partition of the flash drive is open, you are not able to use the un-secure partition of the device and vice-versa.

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