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Multiple PC users Made Easy

Saflink announced the beta launch of miValet, a new product family delivering a set of managed information features for Microsoft Windows users who regularly work with more than one computer.

miValet is specifically designed to eliminate workflow inefficiencies and tighten security for anyone routinely using multiple computers - a market currently estimated at more than 35 million users in North America alone.

The beta program ran through October and included several hundreds of participants.

By delivering a unique identity centric approach, miValet enables a user to remotely access enrolled data files from any Windows XP-based computer, regardless of where the files were saved. (The "mi" prefix represents managed information tied to the identity of the user.)

Combining a biometrically enabled USB flash memory drive and a powerful central identity and storage server, miValet supports transparent, seamless access to information - without introducing the complexities of implementing and managing a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Each time identity is established, a Windows Explorer interface extends access to all user information via secure, encrypted transport technologies.

miValet will initially launch with a hosted service for individual users. Future versions are expected to support an enterprise server option, including access to additional features such as compliance extensions, usage audits and security policy enhancements.

miValet is designed for multiple markets and will be available in configurations for knowledge workers, workgroups and the enterprise. Saflink plans to offer miValet software packages for the ISV channel and OEM customers.

Saflink is actively pursuing beta trials with manufacturers of flash memory drives, online storage service providers and application-based partners in healthcare and document management.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.