WidePoint and SPYRUS Launch Certified Windows To Go Live Drives with Integrated Trusted Identity
WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) specializing in Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions, announced today its collaboration with SPYRUS, Inc., to deliver the industry’s first Trusted Mobile device that guarantees device identity, personal identity and secure network access from any global location.
The comprehensive solution pairs WidePoint digital certificates and SPYRUS WorkSafe and WorkSafe Pro live drives to bring “one drive” capabilities to the telecommuting, desktop, and remote worker in high assurance environments, particularly with the hardware encrypted WorkSafe Pro series of drives.
“This integrated solution addresses a marketplace that is estimated over the next three to four years to be worth upwards of hundreds of millions of dollars annually,” said John Atkinson, WidePoint’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “The solution clearly brings to this marketplace a secure and differentiated mobile solution that augments and offers up yet another option to ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) by providing the convenience and security to ‘use your own device’ (UYOD) for a growing mobile workforce.”
WidePoint manages the identity credentials on SPYRUS WorkSafe and WorkSafe Pro drives while tracking the usage from any remote location. Adding Microsoft Windows 8.1 To Go to the solution gives a new dimension to an organizations migration of transforming existing personal computers inventory into compliant enterprise-managed Windows desktops—with or without connectivity.
“SPYRUS certified Windows To Go live drives with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 security services, combined with WidePoint digital certificates authorized by the U.S. Government, creates the most secure PC-In-Your-Pocket solution to solve BYOD concerns for the enterprise,” said Tom Dickens, SPYRUS COO. “This all-in-one solution provides strong two-factor authentication services for deployed Windows 7 desktop infrastructures, cloud-based services, or when enterprise users are on travel. There is a significant ROI for the enterprise, with more than 75 percent savings when compared to purchasing new laptops or tablets for employees or contractors.”
WidePoint Certificate-on-Device digital certificates are being used to provide hardware based trust from the factory, authentication for WorkSafe or WorkSafe Pro drives and for the owner’s identity, enabling features such as two-factor authentication, smart card logon, secure VPN, encrypted email, digital signatures, and remote revocation of certificates on lost or stolen drives.