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Yoggie's Gatekeeper Pico Pro receives a major innovation award for IT security.

Yoggie Security Systems : 07 March, 2008  (Company News)
Yoggie Security Systems Gatekeeper Pico Pro Personal Security Mini-Computer has been awarded the 'Innovationspreis - IT Security' award at CeBIT 2008.
The prize is the top IT-Security award in the Initiative Mittelstand Innovation Awards, which are now in their fifth year. The Gatekeeper Pico Pro is a USB key-sized personal security mini-computer with 13 security applications. The device connects to any PC or laptop - blocking Internet threats outside the host computer and boosting PC and laptop performance by offloading security software.

Yoggie Security Systems beat over 90 companies in the IT security category and the Initiative Mittelstand Innovation Awards attracted a total of 1600 entrants.

For Yoggie Security Systems the award is the latest in a string of industry awards and accolades that have followed the launch of the company's range of personal security computers onto the market.

The list includes CES Best of Innovations - Computer Accessories, PC Magazine Technical Excellence, Business Week/IDSA Silver Idea Award, Red Herring Global 100 Finalist, RSA Innovation Award, Network World 'Top Ten Security Companies to Watch' and a host of product recommendations from leading computing, consumer and business publications.

The Gatekeeper Pico Pro is a sleek, silver USB-key, but is in fact a full-blown computer with its own processor, memory and operating system. The device combines best-of-breed security software with proprietary patent-pending developments to provide the most comprehensive all-in-one security technology available to corporate users today. There is also a consumer version, the Gatekeeper Pico, which offers 12 security applications including Parental Content Control.

The Gatekeeper Pico Pro delivers plug and forget functionality. Users do not have to worry about updates as it automatically checks for them each time it connects to the Internet, and manages the entire process transparently. The device does not require complex installation, configuration or ongoing management (although advanced users can alter the configuration should they wish to).

The Gatekeeper Pico devices provide Pentagon-level security for both business and consumer PC or laptop users, who no longer need to run software-based security suites on their computers. In addition to improving security this means increased performance for their computer.

Shlomo Touboul, Founder and CEO of Yoggie Security Systems said, 'We are thrilled by this fantastic recognition from the world's most important digital technology show. It underscores the fact that we have developed the most innovative approach to online security available today."

Yoggie's Personal Security Mini-Computer is the 'next generation Internet Security Suite': a powerful USB key-size Linux-based 520 MHz computer with 13 built-in security applications.

Designed to off-load installed security software from your PC, the dedicated mini-computer provides PC users with the following benefits:

* Block all Internet threats outside - before they reach your PC

* Hide your computer from Internet hackers ('Stealth Mode')

* Boost your PC's performance

* Complete physical isolation of your PC from threats with 'Untouchable Operating System'

* Protection from known as well as unknown attacks

* Plug and forget easy installation and operation

* Automated security updates

The security functions provided by the Gatekeeper Pico Pro include:

* Anti-Virus

* Anti-Spyware

* Anti-Phishing

* Anti-Spam

* Intrusion Detection System / Intrusion Prevention System

* Firewall (stateful inspection)

* Web Filtering

* Adaptive Security Policy

* Multi-Layer Security Agent (Patent pending)

* Layer-8 Security Engine (Patent pending)

* Transparent Email Proxies (POP3; SMTP)

* Transparent Web Proxies (HTTP; FTP)

* VPN Client

The Gatekeeper Pico Pro allows IT managers to extend control to their traveling workforces by enforcing policy using the Yoggie Management Server, which monitors and manages the fleet of travelling Gatekeeper Pico Pro devices. Installed in the IT server room, it provides security policy updates, signatures, and rule-base updates, while obtaining local logs and events for complete visibility. Finally, IT Security managers can protect their organizations' mobile and remote platforms in a non-intrusive, yet consistent manner.
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