SafeGuard Easy encrypts the entire disk and places agent software in the master boot record, requiring authentication before the OS is loaded.
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.
The SafeGuard Biometrics product is straightforward in concept and execution, making use of smartcard and biometric technology to provide strong identity verification for workstation and network access, as well as making the same functionality available to other services such as email clients and the use of certificates.