Washington DC. (December 14, 2002):
Mandylion Research Labs, LLC today announced that it password manager technology was
selected by the International Spy Museum Store in Washington DC to be showcased in
the Spy Museum. This is the first retail distribution of the Mandylion Technology. Receiving this
exposure highlights the growing consumer demand for information security products
that can thwart fraud and identity theft. Previously, this technology was only available to Government
and corporate customers. Spy Museum visitors will have the opportunity to purchase
the Mandylion Password Manager at the International Spy Museum Store.
"The focus of Company and its innovative
products is to simply improve password use." "As
evidenced by this growing consumer interest,
it's clear that we've succeeded," said Joseph Grajewski, president of Mandylion. "This success is a significant milestone
for us as it underscores our continued leadership in password security and user authentication."
David Schoenbrot, Vice President of Mandylion added, " Weak and carelessly managed
passwords are now considered by the FBI as the No.2 vulnerability threatening our national
computing infrastructure." Schoenbrot added "Before we developed our patent pending technology,
there was no real effective way to address this threat while at the same time providing the user with
convenience." "Because no technology existed, most users were frustrated with passwords and
followed a"do as I say, not as I do "attitude toward their proper security." "Now we have enabling
technology which can truly advance a culture of security among computer users."
"We are thrilled to offer our store visitors functional gear that is actually being used in the field,"
said Jodi Zeppelin, Director of Retail at the
International Spy Museum Store. "The Mandylion
Password Manager appeals to those involved in any kind of intelligence gathering and
Data and Online Identity Theft protection.
The International Spy Museum opened earlier this year in July and is the first public museum in
the United States solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage.
The Spy Museum Store, where the Mandylion's Password Manager is available for purchase,
is a one-stop-shop for all things spy-related, from toys to books to spycraft, with 5,000 sq. ft. devoted
to a diverse selection of merchandise that mirrors the International Spy Museum's presentation of
espionage tradecraft and history, including the popular interpretations of that profession.
The International Spy Museum is located at 800 F Street, NW in Washington, D.C.'s historic
Penn Quarter. The Spy Museum Store can be accessed directly from 8th Street and is within one-half
block of the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail station serviced by the red, yellow and green lines.
Open every day, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, the Museum and Museum
Store's hours of operation are 10 am to 6 pm, November - March, and 10 am to 8 pm, April - October.
For more information, call 202.EYE.SPY.U (202.393.7798) or visit
About the Product
Mandylion Labs’ developed and patented this innovative and inexpensive
password manager called the ebplite in a three 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. A key feature is that the device provides for
the secure and convenient storage of a user’s passwords along with their automatic update. It 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.
It is more than a smart card. It works instantly with any login, any system and requires
no client or host software or apparatus. There is nothing to install.
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 bioauthenticate the individual logging in to
an ordinary web site. To aid in the purely random number generation, algorithms embedded
within the unit’s firmware continuously sense and take input from the user's random and unique
interaction with the device
While other information security products generally address only specific threats, Mandylion’s
products improve the entire baseline level of data security for the enterprise. Further, with studies
that show that now half of all help desk support calls are for password resets, the device has become
a tool of cost containment for runaway tech support costs.
The product retails for approximately $69.95 with corporate and Government discounts bringing
its price in the mid $30 dollar range U.S. For a complete and current list of companies which offer
the product, please visit our web site at
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About Mandylion Labs
The idea was inspired. Yet so simple. Rather than search to replace
the use of passwords, just make them more convenient to use while removing the vulnerabilities
associated with them . In 1998, Mandylion Labs originated this 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. With a web-centric
economy pushing along expanding volumes of confidential information which is only separated
from the public domain by an easily forgotten or worse, a hackable password, Mandylion’s solutions
couldn't have come at a better time.
The apparatus and methods developed by the Company (5 separate patents pending effective 7/99 et al)
inexpensively provide computer users with convenience, privacy and security in the management
of their web site and LAN/WAN login passwords.
The Company is located in Vienna, Va. Our number is 703 – 628 4284.
Our e-mail address is