LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gatekeeper Pico(TM) (formerly Yoggie Pico(TM)), a USB key-sized personal security computer with 12 security applications, has been awarded "Best of Innovations 2008 - Computer Accessories" by the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ — The Gatekeeper Pico(TM) (formerly Yoggie Pico(TM)), a USB key-sized personal security computer with 12 security applications, has been awarded "Best of Innovations 2008 – Computer Accessories" by the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The award was presented to Yoggie Security Systems(TM) (exhibiting at Sands Convention Center, Innovation Pod #269) for its revolutionary Internet security device. The Gatekeeper Pico mini-computer connects to any PC or laptop — blocking Internet threats outside the host computer and boosting PC and laptop performance by off-loading it from installed security software.
For Yoggie Security Systems, this award is the latest in a string of prestigious industry awards and accolades that have followed the launch of its initial range of miniature personal security computers in 2007. The list includes Business Week/IDSA Silver Idea Award, RSA Innovation Award, PC Magazine 2007 Technical Excellence Award; Network World 'Top Ten Security Companies to Watch' and a host of product recommendations from leading computing, consumer and business publications.
The Gatekeeper Pico appears to be a sleek, silver USB-key, but is in fact a full-blown computer with its own processor, memory and unique operating system. It combines best-of-breed security software with proprietary patent-pending developments to provide the most comprehensive all-in-one security technology available to consumers today.
The Gatekeeper Pico delivers plug and forget functionality. Users do not have to worry about updates as it automatically checks for them each time it connects to the Internet, and manages the entire process. The device does not require complex installation, configuration or ongoing management (although advanced users can alter the configuration should they wish to). With the Gatekeeper Pico providing Pentagon-level security for their home PC or laptop, consumers no longer need to run software-based security suites. This means increased performance for their computer. In addition, the Gatekeeper Pico has parental controls built in and can be configured so that, if it is disconnected (by a child wanting access to off-limits websites) Internet access will be denied.
"We are honored to be recognized in this manner by the world's most important consumer technology show. It underscores the fact that we have developed the most innovative approach to online security available today," said Shlomo Touboul, founder and CEO of Yoggie Security Systems. The Gatekeeper Pico, with a suggested retail price of $179, is now available at leading e-tailers including: Buy.com, Amazon.com, NewEgg.com and BestBUY.com, in leading high-street retailer Fnac in France and will be introduced into leading retailers in the U.S. and U.K. in early 2008. A full list of e-tailers and retailers can be found at www.yoggie.com/retailers.
About the Gatekeeper Pico
A revolution in laptop and PC security, Yoggie's personal security computer is the 'next generation Internet Security Suite': a powerful USB key-size Linux-based 520 MHz computer with 12 built-in security applications.
Designed to off-load installed security software from PCs, this dedicated mini-computer provides PC users with the following benefits:
— Block all Internet threats outside — before they reach your PC — Hide your computer from Internet Hackers ('Stealth Mode') — Boost your PC's performance — Complete physical isolation of your PC from threats with "Untouchable Operating System" — Protection from known as well as unknown attacks — Plug and forget easy installation and operation — Automated security updates The full list of security functions provided by the Gatekeeper Pico includes: — Anti-Virus — Anti-Spyware — Anti-Phishing — Anti-Spam — Intrusion Detection System / Intrusion Prevention System — Firewall (Stateful inspection) — Web Filtering/Parental Content Control — Adaptive Security Policy(TM) — Multi-Layer Security Agent(TM) (Patent pending) — Layer-8 Security Engine (TM) (Patent pending) — Transparent Email Proxies (POP3; SMTP) — Transparent Web Proxies (HTTP; FTP)
About Yoggie Security Systems
Yoggie Security Systems(TM) (www.yoggie.com) established in 2005 by Shlomo Touboul — the inventor of Behavior Based Blocking Technology — is the developer of the world's first hardware-based computer security solution. Yoggie's range of USB key-sized security mini-computers connects to any PC or laptop at home, in the office and on the road — blocking Internet threats outside the host computer and boosting computer performance by off-loading installed security software. Yoggie's products combine best of breed security software with propriety patent-pending developments to provide the most comprehensive all-in-one security technology available to both consumers and corporate users.
Yoggie has been recognized by numerous prestigious industry organizations for its unique and innovative security technology. The company continues to expand rapidly through its growing worldwide network of first class distributors, resellers and its own e-store.
Yoggie, Yoggie Security Systems, Yoggie Pico, Gatekeeper Pico and Gatekeeper Pico Pro are trademarks of Yoggie Security Systems. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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