Sunnyvale, Calif – Nov 10, 2011- SC Magazine has named IronKey as a Finalist in two categories for the security industry’s most prestigious awards – the 2012 Reader’s Trust Awards. IronKey’s Trusted Access is a Finalist in the Best Fraud Prevention category, and IronKey’s cloud-based management service, IronKey Enterprise Management Service, is a Finalist in the Best Mobile/Portable Device Security category. IronKey has twice won first place awards, and this marks the fifth consecutive year IronKey has been honored as a Finalist by SC Magazine readers.
IronKey’s Trusted Access enables banks to provide their customers with a secure browsing solution for online banking and e-commerce that keeps them safe on their own PCs, even if the PC is infected with the latest zero-day attack that would go undetected by anti-virus and other software. According to research firm Gartner, Inc., crimeware designed to take over online banking accounts and steal money is now the most significant threat concerning U.S. banks. In August, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) reported online banking account takeovers grew over 150 percent in 2010.
Finalists for the Reader’s Trust Awards are judged by a panel of leading security officers from large, medium, and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, representing the broad readership of SC Magazine.
As the industry’s preeminent awards program, the annual SC Awards honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad of security threats in today’s corporate world, and the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.
With Trusted Access banks deliver clients a customized, secure Web browser protected in a fully virtualized read-only environment, and tailored to work exclusively with IronKey’s Trusted Network and the bank’s systems to protect online banking sessions from known and unknown crimeware. It also offers customers Trusted Bookmarks, a safe way to access popular websites, including shopping and social media sites, using a “white list” managed by the bank. When shopping online the service assures customers that they are accessing an authentic site and that payments are not being monitored or tampered with.
IronKey’s cloud-based management service, IronKey Enterprise Management Service, allows administrators to easily manage thousands of portable devices and enforce device-specific policies, including password strength, password retry limits and onboard portable applications. The IronKey Enterprise Management Service is currently used by over 3,000 enterprises with over one million devices.
The 2012 SC Awards U.S. Winners will be announced at the SC Magazine annual Reader Trust ceremony at RSA 2012 on February 28th in San Francisco. The event is a night filled with excitement, along with an opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance. To attend the Awards, please register here.