San Francisco, Ca. (December 23, 2002):
Mandylion Research Labs, LLC today announced that its patent pending Personal Password
Manager token, the ebplite has received a favorable product debut on
Featured on "TechTV Live", media personality
Becky Worley presented the Mandylion Password
Keychain as the perfect Christmas gift in a "cool stuff" segment of the program.
Becky stated that the device was perfect for creating and managing the passwords for
her 6 email accounts, her ATM PINs as well as her cell phone passocodes. So impressed
with the product, at the end of the segment Becky gave one as a Christmas present to her
Michaela Pereira, who is also host of TechTV’s "Internet Tonight" and "Big Thinkers Receiving".
This national exposure highlights Mandylion Labs’ growing presence in the consumer information
security marketplace and reflects its innovative approach to secure password use..
TechTV’s anchor and daily contributor to TechTV Live, Becky Worley is a national broadcaster
and technology futurist. She anchors Tech Live, a nightly television program. Worley grew up on
Maui. She graduated from Middlebury College, where she majored in American literature
and minored in Japanese and religion. She is currently working on her master's in learning
design and technology (LDT) at Stanford University.
The a capsule of the broadcast can be viewed online at:
"The focus of Company and its innovative products is to simply improve password use."
"As evidenced by these reviews and initial strong 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."
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