CHICAGO, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Here's a thought that is equal parts troubling and perplexing: Most companies who "specialize" in data security will spend millions on securing the cloud but fail to sufficiently invest when it comes to securing the employee. Instead, why not take an approach that is akin to stopping bank robbers from entering the bank rather than alerting management after the fact?
Luckily, BluStor™ has set itself apart from most of its competitors with its CyberGate™ Personal Mobile Cloud (PMC), which requires every employee – for every secure mobile transaction they conduct – to prove they are who they say they are and that they are authorized to do what they are requesting. These two requirements are needed in financial and medical/health markets, government and all enterprise entities.
"It bears endless repeating that the current and most vulnerable pathway for most cyber attacks lies with the employee," Finis Conner, BluStor's founder and CEO, says. "The employee is the ultimate gatekeeper and should only be allowed to access private information with his or her own biometrics, such as facial recognition."
"It's overwhelmingly simple: Security has to reside with the person who is trying to access protected information."
Indeed, with 73% of all passwords being duplicates, hackers using stolen or broken passwords in 82% of all cybercrime, and a 614% growth in mobile malware, it couldn't be a less secure time to use passwords or rely on the cloud.
"If I don't have to utilize the cloud to compare it to my identity, then I'm better off because the cloud is inherently at risk," Conner says. "What we're offering is simplicity with a higher level of security than is available with any other alternative because anything you know (passwords) can be compromised but anything you are (biometrics) cannot."
BluStor's game-changing philosophy not only focuses on separating keys of identity from devices by replacing something you know (passwords) with something you are (biometrics); but also with keeping critical data off devices and the cloud; and keeping data accessible in both the connected and unconnected worlds via Bluetooth between the CyberGate card and devices.
And just in time, it seems: With more than 2 billion consumers to own smartphones by 2016, nearly 8.8 billion smartcards shipped in 2014 and more than 6.4 billion IoT devices to be connected in 2016, BluStor's CyberGate Personal Mobile Cloud is equipped to meet all of the inherent security concerns that will come with these things by combining three proprietary features in a three-factor authentication solution:
GateKeeper, the "bouncer at the door" that requires match-on card authentication and enables users to prove they are who they say they are with their biometrics instead of passwords in order to access authorized applications and data.
File Vault, which resides behind the GateKeeper. Using Android, users can seamlessly and securely encrypt and store 8GB of their critical data and documents on the CyberGate ultra-thin card, effectively protecting against phishing, ransomware and other forms of email fraud.
AutoLogN, which, when you approach one of your devices, automatically logs you into your Microsoft-based laptop, desktop or tablet via a Bluetooth connection. Similarly, when you walk away, the device's screen automatically locks itself.
With more than 1.25 billion Windows PCs and 1.4 billion Androids in use and being hacked across the world, BluStor's CyberGate™ Personal Mobile Cloud is initially targeting Microsoft and Android markets.
CyberGate Personal Mobile Cloud begins shipping next month and is available for an introductory price of $99.95. Visit BluStor to place your order.
BluStor CyberGate Personal Mobile Cloud (PMC) is the only cyber security solution you need in the digital and mobile world.
Designed for government, enterprise, healthcare, medical and financial services markets, the CyberGate PMC platform is the first – and only – solution to address the full array of digital security: device, user and data. For more information, visit http://www.blustor.co/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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