Companies Launch Security Initiative

Enterasys Networks and Vynamic have teamed to offer an e-learning security solution to protect faculty and institutional intellectual property, providing a secure environment for research and academic records. With increasing numbers of higher education institutions and numerous enterprise companies offering online courses to students and staff, security has become a major concern in the e-learning market. The companies have joined to solve the problems by engineering solutions that assure only registered students and users can obtain access to the network and to proprietary information.

Vynamic provides several levels of security for e-learning and Digital Rights Management (DRM). Once a user is inside an education system protected by Vynamic, the system attaches an identifying digital certificate to the user's browser. This digital certificate helps authenticate the user as an authorized user, not someone who has pirated the password of a colleague. To properly authenticate users, Vynamic offers software and hardware solutions for high-level security needs. The latter can include biometric thumb print readers or retina scanning devices attached to the PC for highly secure environments, or simply include users' details such as account or social security numbers and passwords. Enterasys Networks, Rochester, NH, (603) 332-9400, www.enterasys.com.Enterasys Networks and Vynamic have teamed to offer an e-learning security solution to protect faculty and institutional intellectual property, providing a secure environment for research and academic records. With increasing numbers of higher education institutions and numerous enterprise companies offering online courses to students and staff, security has become a major concern in the e-learning market. The companies have joined to solve the problems by engineering solutions that assure only registered students and users can obtain access to the network and to proprietary information.

Vynamic provides several levels of security for e-learning and Digital Rights Management (DRM). Once a user is inside an education system protected by Vynamic, the system attaches an identifying digital certificate to the user's browser. This digital certificate helps authenticate the user as an authorized user, not someone who has pirated the password of a colleague. To properly authenticate users, Vynamic offers software and hardware solutions for high-level security needs. The latter can include biometric thumb print readers or retina scanning devices attached to the PC for highly secure environments, or simply include users' details such as account or social security numbers and passwords. Enterasys Networks, Rochester, NH, (603) 332-9400, www.enterasys.com.

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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