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Federal Computer Week Review
Leading Federal and State IT Publication reviews Mandylion’s next generation token and states its “ready for enterprise deployment”
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Wall Street Journal Review
WSJ article provides overview of how corporations are coping with password overload and favorably describes the Mandylion Token as the hardware token solution. more info

Military Information Technology Magazine
Respected Military Journal Reviews DoD program which matured Mandylion token technology. more info

Civilian Agencies Deploy
The Commerce Department’s National Weather Service, Treasury’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the National Institutes of Health Deploy tokens. more info

DoD Funds Development
Mandylion Labs technology was matured and showcased as part of a 3 year Advance Concept Technology Development and Demonstration Project funded by DoD Advanced Systems and Concepts. more info

How Strong Are Your Passwords? Security experts cite weak passwords as one of the most critical security threats to your infrastructure. But just what is a strong password? Are their tools that can help me audit and quantify my risk? more info
Vienna, Va. (October 28, 2004):
Mandylion Research Labs, LLC today announced that its patent pending Password Manager token, received positive mention in an article in Information Week’s online “smallbiz pipeline”. In the article titled, “Common Sense About Passwords” Security Editor Wayne Rash, discusses passwords and their use from a “real world”, practical perspective.

Rash begins the article with a rational look at password use in the home and office. Rash writes, “The first step in sensible password management is to decide how strong your passwords need to be. They should be as strong as necessary—but no stronger.” In the article, Rash explains that if users perform a mental exercise of segregating their logins by the nature of their underlying data and access environment, they will quickly realize that there are relatively few logins which require complex passwords to secure their access. For those logins that do require strong passwords, Rash writes “Mandylion Labs makes a device about the size of a key chain that's designed to remember your passwords for you.”

Receiving these coveted reviews highlights Mandylion Labs' growing presence in the information security marketplace and reflects its innovative approach to secure password use and management, a significant issue facing virtually every enterprise. This review compliments a similar glowing "First Look" review that appears in InfoWorld, TechTV, PC Magazine and Government Computer News.

The full review and review comments from this article can be viewed online at:

About the Technology
Mandylion Labs’ developed and patented this innovative and inexpensive password manager in a 6 year development effort. It is a key chain sized device that helps any user instantly create cryptographically strong passwords that immediately work with any web site, login or system. To insure purely random passcodes, algorithms embedded within the token’s firmware continuously sense and take input from the user's random and unique interaction with the device. This random data is utilized by the algorithms in generating passwords which can be throttled to meet any password policy as to length, composition and renewal period.

A key feature is that the device functions as a memory aide to the secure and convenient storage of a user’s passwords along with their automatic update. The technology was designed to do away with the inherent weaknesses traditionally associated with the use of passwords; namely the individual being asked to create, remember and regularly change their passwords. Passwords created with the device thwart all known brute force and dictionary type hacking attacks.

Originally developed for U.S. military and national security applications, more advanced versions of the device have the ability to embed user identifying watermarks within the passwords generated. The biometric version of the unit can asymmetrically bio-authenticate the individual logging in to an ordinary web site.

About Mandylion Labs
In 1998, Mandylion Labs originated a simple and intuitive concept toward password management. Today, we're a recognized as the leading innovator in access control utilizing durable password techniques. Government, Corporations and ISPs use our solutions to reduce the cost and complexity of managing their access control systems in the Window NT and Unix and Linux environments while increasing the enterprise's entire baseline of data security. Mandylion products provide organizations with a least cost compliance tool with the information assurance requirements of Sarbanes Oxley, Gramm-Leach Bliley, FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act).

The Company is located in Vienna, Va. Our number is 703 – 628 4284.
Our e-mail address is info@mandylionlabs.com

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