Datamaxx adds Risk-Based Authentication to Improve Security for its Law Enforcement Technology Solutions
New security upgrades ensure compliance with FBI CJIS and Nlets Security Policies
Tallahassee, FL – (April 2012) The Datamaxx Group (Datamaxx) recently upgraded two solutions in its flagship law enforcement technology suite, Omnixx Enterprise, with risk-based advanced authentication to improve security and ensure compliance with FBI CJIS Security Policy. Omnixx Force Mobile and Omnixx Force Web now join Omnixx Force Desktop as solutions with this advanced authentication capability. Omnixx Enterprise is the only criminal justice information sharing solution to date utilizing a risk-based advanced authentication approach to meet the FBI CJIS Security Policy.
Risk-based advanced authentication uses many factors, such as device characteristics and IP address, to determine the “risk” of the user, then presents a series of security questions based on the risk level. This process increases efficiency while maintaining a high level of security. Additionally, software tokens replace the use of physical hardware tokens, such as smart cards or hardware/paper tokens, making risk-based advanced authentication more convenient and cost effective for agencies to manage. “This hands-free component means that police officers and other personnel using Omnixx Enterprise can concentrate on their mission-critical tasks instead of worrying about lost or misplaced tokens,” said Brad Long, Director of Business Development for the Datamaxx Group.
Risk-based authentication is widely used in the financial industry, but Datamaxx is first in the criminal justice information sharing industry to incorporate this authentication method. In addition to using risk-based advanced authentication, Omnixx Enterprise also meets FIPS 140-2 encryption standards, making it the most advanced and secure technology solution on the market today for law enforcement and public safety. FIPS 140-2 is a standard for encrypting sensitive data issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
“The upgrade to risk-based authentication is also important for the new CJIS security standard that will require advanced authentication in patrol cars by 2013,” continued Long. “Users of Omnixx Force Mobile in patrol cars can be confident they are meeting all FBI CJIS Security policies.”
With the introduction of Omnixx, Datamaxx sparked a revolution in the law enforcement and public safety industry proving that information access and sharing technology didn’t have to be prohibitively expensive or hard to use. Today, over 500,000 users rely on the Omnixx Suite of products to provide robust, cost-effective solutions to access,
Datamaxx Group, headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., is the premier provider of advanced communications, applications, enterprise intelligence solutions, consulting and professional services to law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety and homeland security agencies.
Datamaxx is a privately held, Florida certified and woman-owned enterprise serving over 70 percent of the law enforcement communications market with more than 500,000 end users in North America, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico. Datamaxx customers consist of local, state and federal agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, U. S. Office of Personnel Management, U. S. Department of State, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, City of Miami Police Department and the New York City Police Department.
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