A Hardware Approach To Endpoint Security
The Janus Secure Computer is an enterprise-class desktop computer that is more secure and better managed than other computers on the market today.
Secure The Enterprise With Secure Endpoints
The heart of the Janus Secure Computer is a special processor chip invented and patented by Janus Technologies called the Security Processor Unit (SPU™).
The SPU revolutionizes endpoint security by handling security tasks in hardware, instead of in software, thereby creating a hardware-defined security perimeter within the endpoint device.
The SPU is responsible for the security features of the Janus Secure Computer such as:
- I/O Security
- Activity Monitoring
- Data Encryption
- Remote Management
Hardware-Defined Security Perimeter: Protecting the CPU From Invasion
The SPU creates a hardware-defined security perimeter inside the computer, which adds another layer of security beyond the corporate network software-defined perimeter, which has proven to be penetrable.
If employees connect infected peripheral devices to the Janus Secure Computer, the infection will not pass into the computer or through the network. If snoopers make it through the corporate network software perimeter, they will not be able to pass through the hardware-defined perimeter and access data on the CPU.
The SPU isolates, monitors, records, firewalls and encrypts every I/O interface:
Viruses and malware that come in from the I/O are blocked by the SPU and prevented from entering the CPU.
The SPU protects the CPU from infection and snooping.
SPU Captures Data For Forensic Analysis
Data transiting the I/O is processed by the SPU and routed to the Janus Management System for analysis with the robust forensic analysis tools inside the Janus Management System.
The SPU captures every keystroke and mouse movement made on the Janus Secure Computer. The SPU also captures video from the desktop display and webcam, and audio from the microphone and headphones. All of this data is placed into an easy-to-navigate visual interface. Administrators can view all activity from each Janus Secure Computer in real time or on-demand.
Data processing in the SPU is transparent to a host processor (e.g. Intel i5 or i7); there is no need to install additional software or drivers. Data processing in the SPU does not impact the computer’s performance, and in some cases the computer’s performance improves, because of offloading some CPU-intensive tasks to hardware accelerators of the SPU.
Root of Trust
The SPU serves as a root of trust for a secure computer boot, BIOS authentication and upgrade, networking services (DNS) and Certificate Authority.
The SPU enables network firewalling, VPN, USB encryption and gatekeeping, storage encryption and virus search, display watermarking and recording. The SPU replaces certain software security products such as antivirus and encryption software.
- Windows operating system
- Security Processor Unit (SPU™)
- Secure motherboard
- Data encryption for USB storage devices
- Gatekeeping – SPU blocks malware
- Backup & restore – up to 8 hard disk snapshots
- Onscreen display of security features
- Separate memory in the SPU – provides additional memory beyond CPU
- Collaboration suite available
- Remote management available with Janus Management System
- Activity monitoring & recording with Janus Management System
- Windows 7 Ultimate N 64 -bit
- Intel® Core™ i5-4570S CPU @ 2.90GHz (4 CPUs)
- 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 SDRAM
- Seagate 7200RPM SATA drive
- 2 TB Janus Technologies SATA device
- Intel® HD Graphics 4600
- Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
- 2 Front, 3 Rear USB 2.0 Ports
- PCIe GBE Family Controller
- 350W Power Supply
- Janus Technologies keyboard and mouse
Janus Secure Computers can be purchased as stand-alone machines or in bulk as part of the Janus Secure Computing Platform solution for enterprises.
Janus Secure Computers are available now for purchase or evaluation. Contact Janus Technologies for more information.
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