This might appear to be a slightly unusual product to include in this group test, but it qualifies as a potential biometric due to the use of signature verification, or fingerprints where applicable.
PDAs are so portable as to make them susceptible to loss or theft - in a business environment the net result of this can range from inconvenience and embarrassment, right on up to serious problems with the regulatory authorities. Which is where SafeGuard PDA enters the frame. Like similar offerings from F-Secure and Pointsec, the software is designed to make a Pocket PC-based PDA as secure as electronically possible.
First there was Sniffer, Network Associates' traffic capture and analysis tool, which rapidly carved itself a position as the tool of choice for network engineers of all kinds. Then there was Sniffer Wireless, bringing the capabilities of the Sniffer engine to 802.11 wireless networks, a logical extension to the Sniffer brand which already supported a range of environments including LANs, remote networks and telecom networks. Now we have Sniffer Wireless PDA, porting that wireless analysis suite to a handheld platform, targeting network managers and security professionals with an overriding need for portability.