Futurex Announces the Next Generation Securus Remote Access Device
BULVERDE, Texas – July 7 th, 2017- Futurex today announced the release and immediate availability of the next generation of the Securus, its portable, touch screen-based tablet. The Securus is used to remotely configure and manage Futurex’s enterprise data security technology, including hardware security modules, key and certificate management servers, and VirtuCrypt cloud services.
The Securus uses a mutually authenticated, encrypted Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to allow users to monitor and manage their Futurex devices from virtually anywhere in the world. With the ability to perform full configuration and key lifecycle management remotely, the Securus offers functionality unmatched in the marketplace.
David Close, Chief Solutions Architect, noted the key role Futurex’s global customers and partners played in the development of the Securus v.2’s hardware and application functionality. “From the outset of the project, we took all of the things our customers loved about the original Securus and built upon them. This new Securus reflects Futurex’s commitment to providing innovative, compliance-centric data security solutions to our customers.”
With the launch of the original Securus, Futurex ushered in a new wave of remote management for organizations involved in enterprise encryption and key management. For the first time, users could manage their security servers in a fully compliant manner without needing to physically access the device. As such, organizations using the Securus have saved vast amounts of time and money by greatly reducing trips to their data centers and speeding deployment of new hardware.
The Securus v.2 includes a range of hardware and application improvements to enhance its overall functionality and usability. Noteworthy additions include:
- Completely redesigned, mobile-friendly graphical user interface offering:
- Slimmer, more ergonomic hardware design with a capacitive touch screen
- Integrated reset to factory defaults (RFD) and secure decommission functionality
- Biometric fingerprint reader for additional security when logging in to Futurex devices and remote enrollment capabilities for the AuthentiCrypt trusted identity platform
- Native integration with VirtuCrypt’s Hardened Enterprise Security Cloud services
- The ability to connect to multiple Futurex devices simultaneously
- Intuitive on-screen keyboard, including hex keypad for key component entry
- Secure web browser access
- Streamlined device setup and profile management process
Chris Hamlett, Chief Technology Officer, noted the growth potential of the Securus. “A key architecture goal was to make the Securus a more versatile tool for our platform’s expansion. With the original Securus, we focused on fulfilling compliance requirements, simplifying remote crypto management, and enabling secure connectivity to the VirtuCrypt cloud. Those attributes are just the beginning of our vision for the next-generation Securus.”
For more information, please visit the Securus product page on Futurex’s website.