Orlando, Fa. (October 10, 2002):
Mandylion Research Labs, LLC today announced that its approach to password management
received a favorable endorsement from top Information Technology Researcher, Gartner Group
at their 2002 Annual Symposium held in Orlando, Florida. Over 6000 high level IT executives
attended this annual gathering. Mandylion Research Labs is the originator of the password
management token technology which empowers individual users to comply with enterprise
password policies through convenience while at the same time reducing help desk costs
associated with password resets.
In a well attended Thursday morning session titled,
"The Identification and Authentication
Spectrum" hosted by Gartner’s VP and Research Director, Vic Wheatman,
its best judgment of which authentication methods will be the most successful and
popular through 2007.
Specifically, Gartner summarized this session with three conclusions:
will remain the dominant identification/authentication mechanism for
should "improve password management systems to
reduce help desk costs and user inconvenience.";
should prepare to use a variety of identification and authentication
techniques, but only password and user ID
will have significant market share among several alternatives."
David Schoenbrot, Vice President of Mandylion
stated, " Weak and carelessly managed
passwords are now considered by the FBI as one of the most pervasive of the vulnerabilities
threatening our national computing infrastructure." " The just released White House Report
on Securing CyberSpace summed it up, "Use a Tough Password" as its number one
recommendation", he added. Schoenbrot defended the current U. S. approach to cyber security
by stating "Before we developed our patent protected 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, it was a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude toward proper security." "Now we have technology which can truly enable enterprise security policy by creating a culture
of security among its computer users while at the same time, slashing the cost of password
Joseph Grajewski, President of Mandylion stated, " Industry statistics now point
to password resets as the number one cost of technical support in the enterprise." "
This cost is dramatically reduced if the user is empowered to comply with policy." " Studies
have shown our tokens pay for themselves in just one password reset", Grajewski added.
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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than 90 locations worldwide. For more information, visit
www.gartner.com. The Gartner Symposium/Itxpo
event is the IT industry's largest conference. Hosted this year in Orlando, this event features
more than 200 sessions led by Gartner analysts.
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