Pre-boot Network Authentication (PBNA). It’s a technology we’ve been talking about for the better part of a couple of years now, but now it’s really starting to take off.
Being an IT administrator can be very challanging, with many responsibilities ranging from making sure every employee has the proper working tools required to do their jobs to keeping corporate data safe. Some of the simplest tasks faced by IT Admins, such as password resets, can be very time consuming. In fact, IT Pros can spend as much as 20 minutes on a single employee password reset process. Depending on the size of the organization, that can add up over the course of a year.
One of the key examples I use when talking about the importance of data encryption is the value of the data that could potentially be exposed. Is a $900 laptop worth the $1 million or more of liability potential if it’s unencrypted and lost or stolen? It turns out I was wrong – the average settlement is much higher, and that’s a good thing.
A few months back we attended an Innovations Showcase event in Seattle where we met with prospective customers and talked about trends in data security. We were at it again yesterday in Detroit and once again, engaged in good dialogue with organizations seeking to strengthen their data security solutions.
As you saw last week, we were pretty busy at FOSE meeting people, shaking hands and talking about data-at-rest security. It was an interesting show to say the least.
Today marks our first day at FOSE – the annual conference for government technology professionals. In today’s increasingly security-sensitive environment, this conference should provide some good insights as to what’s on the mind of folks working in government and how to best work with them.
We’re going to be at Booth #1143 in the Free Expo if you’d like to stop by and chat. Alternatively, I’ll be presenting on Wednesday during one of the free Solution Sessions at 11:15am.
Last week we held an event in New York City inviting customers and prospective customers to come and learn more about WinMagic. I really enjoy events like these and being able to present to an engaged audience of senior IT executives.