WidePoint and SPYRUS Announce Start of Two Federal Agency Pilot Programs
SPYRUS WorkSafe Pro Microsoft Windows To Go® Live Drives leverage WidePoint Certificate-on-Device secure solutions in addressing the agencies’ requirements
McLean, Virginia, October 27, 2014—WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) specializing in Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions, announced today that it is engaged with SPYRUS on two pilot programs using the SPYRUS WorkSafe Pro Microsoft Windows To Go® solution. The pilots with two federal agencies highlight the need many organizations have for trusted mobile devices that guarantee device identity, personal identity, and secure network access from any global location.
The pilots have the potential to grow to several thousands of devices, will feature SPYRUS WorkSafe Pro Microsoft Windows To Go live drives and leverage WidePoint Certificate-on-Device secure solutions. The integrated solution addresses a marketplace that is estimated over the next several years to be worth upwards of hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
“We are pleased to see these pilots initiated after our recently announced collaboration with SPYRUS to bring to market and deliver the industry’s first trusted mobile device that guarantees device identity, personal identity, and secure network access from any global location,” said John Atkinson, WidePoint’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “We believe these pilots are just the tip of the iceberg and that the federal government alone will present an opportunity for several instances of at least 100,000 devices each, and that’s without addressing the global enterprise marketplace.”
The SPYRUS WorkSafe Windows To Go live drives allow employees and contractors traveling and teleworking to boot-up their full Windows operating system, bypassing the host computer’s hard drive without impacting the host and leaving no footprints when the drive is removed from the host device. WidePoint digital certificates can be used to manage identity credentials and provide additional security 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.
“The partnership combination of WidePoint digital certificates with the SPYRUS WorkSafe Pro live drives provides an industry-unique hardware-protected chain of trust solution to secure endpoint Windows To Go computing configurations and meets a critical market demand. The SPYRUS FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated security controller in the WorkSafe Pro platform pioneers the only USB live drive capability with integrated PKI security services “said Tom Dickens, SPYRUS COO. “These Microsoft-certified SPYRUS drives with WidePoint Certificate-on-Device, when combined with the SPYRUS Enterprise Management System for remote device control, offer the strongest end-to-end cryptographic protection against infiltration and exfiltration attacks from unauthorized masquerading USB drives or users connecting to a mobile computing infrastructure.”
“WidePoint is honored to be collaborating with SPYRUS on these two projects and looks forward to working on new opportunities with them as we provide the marketplace with secured solutions that solve many of the problems organization face in today’s complex mobile world,” said, Steve Komar, WidePoint’s CEO. “We believe the time is ripe for our Certificate-on-Device secure solutions to be integrated with our partners’ various mobile devices and solutions as we work together to solve the myriad problems organizations face in addressing the convergence of security and mobility. We look forward to starting work on a number of enterprise opportunities with our partners as we enter 2015.”
About SPYRUS, Inc.
SPYRUS delivers innovative encryption solutions that offer the strongest protection for data in motion, data at rest and data at work. For over 20 years, SPYRUS has delivered leading hardware-based encryption, authentication, and digital content security products to government, financial, and health care enterprises. To prevent the insertion of untrusted components, patented Secured by SPYRUS™ security technology is proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA to meet FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standards. SPYRUS has collaborated closely with Microsoft to deliver the first certified hardware encrypted portable platform for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Window 8.1. SPYRUS is headquartered in San Jose, California. See www.spyruswtg.com for more information.
WidePoint (NYSE Mkt: WYY) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-delivered, enterprise-wide information technology-based solutions that can enable enterprises and agencies to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. WidePoint has several major government and commercial contracts. For more information, visit www.widepoint.com.
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