MXI Security Stealth MXP Access 7.2
Strengths: Easy to use secures removable media with strong AES encryption at an attractive price.
Weaknesses: Does not provide added security for locking or authenticating to the desktop.
Verdict: Limited offering, but it’s very good at what it does. Nice product for securing removable media and adding strong authentication to web-based applications.
SummaryFor organizations challenged with securing removable media, the Stealth MXP provides an easy-to-use answer. The product shipped to us as a USB drive, but with some added features. The first was a biometric fingerprint scanner installed on the USB storage device. The product is designed to provide two-factor authentication for secure portable storage, biometric with hardware fingerprint matching and strong password and three-factor authentication for digital identity applications.
The device came out of the box with everything we needed to get it up and running quickly. There was no software to load on the PC. The USB tool contained a secure read-only partition with the required software for configuring the device. We were able to install and configure it from our test user account without requiring admin privileges on our test PC. The pop-up user interface walked us right through the configuration and training of the device for our biometric profile.
The item we tested came configured to support multifactor authentication for a web single sign-on to a public internet site, secure login to Outlook Web Access, and a secure VPN connection to a back-end Citrix server. The Stealth device allows you to store credentials and launch a portable browser residing in the read-only partition. This provides secure and automatic authentication to many types of web-based logins.
The client-side option worked much the same way to our pre-configured Outlook Web Access login page. Again, the credentials were stored in the read-only partition, providing secure access while bypassing the initial login prompts. This allows a user to go directly into their inbox.
The VPN login came pre-configured with an RSA token on the device. Importing and managing tokens was very easy using the user management interface.
The Stealth provides portable security while traveling or using non-trusted devices. The tool did not require administrative access, but it will require access to an active USB port. This is a very nice solution for home users or enterprises that connect users through VPN and web-based portals.