Key Source International Unveils Auto-Locking Keyboard to Protect Sensitive Data

Key Source International has announced the SonarLocID, an integrated keyboard that addresses the most important aspect of workstation security: the logoff.

The SonarLocID keyboard solves security risks and privacy concerns with unattended computers. It uses integrated presence detection technology to identify whether a user is physically present. The workstation will remain active as long as the user is present but will securely lock when the user physically steps away, usually one meter or less from the sonar detector. Distance and timing are set by the SonarLocID software utility. Upon return, the SonarLocID will prompt the user for his or her username, password or proximity badge or fingerprint biometrics.

“The need for information security and protecting corporate data along with meeting government compliance is more of an imperative then ever. Leaving an unattended computer open with sensitive company data or patient information for all to see could cost your employer millions of dollars, in fines and stolen intellectual property. Or worst yet, it could cost you your job,” said Phil Bruno, vice president of marketing at Key Source International.

The SonarLocID keyboard attaches to the PC via a USB port and comes with a programming utility that allows the user to program custom keystrokes and delays to send a sequence to lock the computer when the user walks away. In addition, you can easily program commands for walk up prompts for re-authentication. No software is deployed on the client or server, just onboard configurable flash memory that holds user-definable keystrokes, delays and settings. The SonarLocID keyboard can be programmed to work seamlessly with most of the popular enterprise single-sign on and Web-based security applications.

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