Rocit Defender Elite: Highly Secured Virtualized Mobile Computing Platform

Absolute Identification and Kanguru Solutions yesterday announced the release of their collaborative product, the Rocit Defender Elite. It’s a highly secure, pocket-sized Virtualized Mobile Computing Platform contained on a hardware encrypted Secure Flash Drive with full remote management capabilities. Rocit Defender Elite empowers organizations with a fully manageable, secure, self-contained portable computing platform that can be used on any host PC, even those that are not trusted.

According to both companies Rocit Defender Elite takes control of the host PC hardware at boot-up and prevents the local hard drive from launching any malware, spyware, and root kits. Users carry a complete end-user computing environment including secure OS, applications and documents in their pocket and work from any machine in a safe, secure and trusted environment.

In any standards-based network users can securely collaborate with colleagues, business partners and customers making the Rocit Defender Elite an ideal tool for remote and traveling staff, as well as telecommuters. The embedded secure distribution mechanisms ought to support business continuity mandates providing users the ability to distribute mission critical data without the risk of piracy or theft.

“Rocit Defender Elite dramatically enhances data availability and confidentiality and prevents unauthorized access or theft of user data”, said Don Ritzman, CEO and President, Absolute ID. “Until now the industry has not had a totally integrated and effective solution to address these issues in a mobile computing platform. With Rocit Defender Elite, we are able to offer the marketplace a highly secure Virtualized Mobile Computing Platform that supports multiple operating systems including Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux as well as industry standard software applications including Microsoft Office, Open Office and the Adobe tool suite – all at a price point affordable enough that anyone can use it.”

The Rocit Defender Elite can be remotely managed by the enterprise: Policies are enforced, remote updates and backups can be performed easily and efficiently, the enterprise help desk can securely recover users who have forgotten their passwords, and the drive can be remotely disabled or deleted if lost or stolen.

“The concept of housing a secure, virtualized portable computing environment on a remotely manageable, encrypted flash drive creates a new paradigm in mobile computing”, said Don Brown, CEO, Kanguru Solutions. “This pocket-sized mobile computing platform will set a new standard benchmark for secure mobile data management and storage […]. The dramatic increases in hardware and software security embedded into every Rocit Defender Elite virtually guarantee that user data cannot be lost or compromised, while simultaneously lowering the costs associated with outfitting employees with secure, portable work environments.”

Key features include:

  • 256 Bit AES hardware-based Encryption
  • multiple layers of hardware and software security
  • multifactor authentication including username, password, CAC/PIV/Smartcard
  • invulnerable to brute force and key logging attacks
  • master password support
  • Multi-OS support
  • zero data leakage
  • full support for user applications
  • restricted IP range/domain Support
  • scalable and secure portable computing platform

Capacities for the Rocit Defender Elite start at 16 GByte and go up to 128 GByte. (Source: Kanguru Solutions & Absolute Identification, Inc./GST)