U.S. attorneys take Senforce on the road

The Justice Department's Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys has chosen Enterprise Mobile Security Manager 2.5 from Senforce Technologies Inc. of Orem, Utah, to control wired and wireless access as well as mass storage on its 15,000 PCs.

Senforce software also is in use by the Defense Department to control radio noise from wireless computers in sensitive areas.

For the U.S. attorneys, Senforce EMSM will not only manage wireless noise but also give managers the ability to 'keep data from migrating' onto USB key-chain drives and optical disks, technical marketing director Kip Meacham said.

File storage 'becomes an IT decision rather than a user decision,' he said.

The administrator can choose among three policy modes: no local-device control, local hard-drive control, or local hard-drive and CD or DVD control.

EMSM 2.5 runs only under Microsoft Windows 2003 Server, Win 2000 and XP because 'they are securable,' Meacham said. It works with network interface cards, PC Card modems, add-on wireless adapters and embedded Intel Centrino connectivity, he said.

The attorneys' office could not confirm the deal, whose value Senforce declined to specify.

Meacham said administration software is included with EMSM 2.5, whose list price is $89.95 per seat. 'We provide the tools to create a mobile security policy,' he said. 'The details are up to the buyers to push the policy,' such as permitting remote connections only through a virtual private network, for example.

The EMSM 2.5 cryptographic module is certified under Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2. The server software requires Microsoft SQL Server and a digital certificate from a recognized authority. Administrators can apply location-based parameters at the workgroup level through Microsoft Active Directory or the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

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