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Security on a USB stick for users on the move.

Yoggie Security Systems : 29 May, 2007  (New Product)
The Yoggie Pico USB device offers full security suite for laptops and PC users and is available for both corporate and individual users.
Yoggie Security Systems has announced the launch of a groundbreaking new concept in personal security appliances for laptops and PCs: for the first time users can access 13 security applications on a miniature computer contained in a USB stick. Uniquely, the Yoggie Pico, a full and robust Linux based computer, offloads all security applications onto the USB stick allowing Internet traffic to be screened before it executes on the laptop or PC and only once it has been cleansed is it allowed to enter the computer.

Following the successful introduction to market of Yoggie's first generation Gatekeeper series, which has gained wide market acceptance and multiple industry awards, Yoggie's new technology, the Yoggie Pico, offers all laptop and PC users full corporate level Internet protection from all types of hacking, virus, malware, worms and other attacks - both current and future - while boosting computer performance by saving CPU, memory and disk space.

Every day, thousands of computer users have personal information stolen, identities cloned and work flow disrupted by hacking, viruses and other malicious attacks. These consumers are often protected by software-only security which can be time consuming to install, difficult to configure and manage and can result in different programs conflicting with each other. The Yoggie Pico provides access to a level of security previously only available to organizations like banks and government intelligence services.

No bigger than your thumb, the new Yoggie Pico manages the 13 security applications, including updates. It is also the most powerful computer to be placed into a USB stick and is an Intel Pentium level 520 MHz platform. Through the combination of offloading security onto a piece of dedicated hardware and its patent pending technologies the Yoggie Pico is not exposed to PC-related vulnerabilities as its software only counterparts are. The security applications contained on the Yoggie Pico are:


1 A hassle free hardware-based security solution - does not require complicated installation and configuration - just plug into the USB port where it immediately begins cleaning all of the Internet traffic running to and from the computer.
2 Increases laptop/desktop performance by offloading 13 security applications onto one piece of dedicated hardware.
3 No need to install heavy software products that pop up with confusing messages.
4 Internet updates on an hourly basis, without disturbing the user or hampering laptop resources.
5 Prevents unprotected or unauthorized Internet access. By removing the Yoggie Pico from the computer all network connections are stopped.
6 For consumers, children cannot access the Internet without the security and parental control of the Yoggie Pico.
7 Protection from Web and Mail threats via one simple to use appliance.
8 Affordable centralised security solution - no need to purchase and integrate multiple security solutions.

Shlomo Touboul, CEO and Founder of Yoggie Security Systems said: 'The growing threat from Internet borne attacks to computing devices and the negative user experience with heavy software security suites, that unacceptably slow their computers, has led us to develop the Yoggie Pico series. Now users can offload security tools from their computer to the Yoggie Pico and regain their application performances while trusting the highest security level provided by Yoggie Pico. This breakthrough concept of offloading and separating offers users the best of both worlds - in terms of both security and performance. We believe the Yoggie Pico will significantly change the computing security market. The success and market uptake of the Yoggie Gatekeeper technologies strengthened our conviction that the market is ready for our appliances and users are looking to protect data simply, cost effectively and without affecting performance, whether in the home, on the road or in the office.

The Yoggie Pico is available in two formats: The Yoggie Pico Personal for the consumer market and the Yoggie Pico Pro for the enterprise market. Both units hold a 520 MHz CPU and a 128MB memory.

The Yoggie Pico Personal offers 13 layers of security applications while the Yoggie Pico Pro is part of a two component enterprise solution that offers an additional layer in terms of a VPN Client and also an interface to the Yoggie Management Server (YMS).

The Yoggie Pico Pro allows IT managers to control their travelling workforces by enforcing policy using the Yoggie Management Server. The YMS can manage up to 500 Yoggie units when they leave the safe corporate environment.
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