For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 24th, 2008
Contact: Duane Fahey
Visual Automation, Inc.
Grand Ledge, MI
Visual Automation Releases Secure Desktop Version 7
Handcrafted Endpoint Security Software for Windows XP and Vista, with specific security features for Internet Explorer and Firefox.
GRAND LEDGE, Michigan (PRWEB) November 21, 2008 -- Visual Automation today released an all new version 7 of Secure Desktop that has been significantly re-designed to provide an Endpoint Security solution for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Internet Explorer 6 or 7, and Mozilla Firefox 2 or 3. Configuration and user auditing data are now stored in the XML/RSS file format, with new in-dialog help and a completely re-written manual in Adobe PDF format. Over 350 hot-key combinations can now be disabled. Secure Desktop is designed to work with the new UAC (User Access Control) security of Windows Vista. Secure Desktop information is available at http://visualautomation.com/securedesktop.
For Internet Explorer or Firefox, Secure Desktop 7 can push the browser to full screen mode, disabling menu items and keyboard shortcuts. After a period of inactivity, the browser can automatically reset to the home page, deleting private data in the process. Set an approved web site list. More information about browser specific features can be found at http://visualautomation.com/securedesktop/browsers.htm.
Secure Desktop is a Windows shell replacement, providing a secure and feature rich method of starting programs and document files. Existing programs and shortcuts can be easily imported. Icons and tabs may be password protected. Programs can be set to run a single instance only, automatically re-started if closed, and Run As Administrator.
User auditing to XML/RSS files is important for the Food and Drug Administration's 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. Secure Desktop logs keystrokes, window titles, URLs, the user name, as well as disk and memory usage. These files are XML RSS 2.0 format, readable by the included sAudit program or any RSS reader.
Over 350 hot-keys can now be disabled. The print screen key, the Windows key, the left mouse button and others can all be disabled for all running programs. Secure Desktop uses a hardware independent approach to keyboard disabling.
Secure Desktop's Window Wizard provides a way to act on another program's window to force it to a maximum or minimum state. Or close it automatically. Or hide it from the user. Full technical specifications can be found at http://visualautomation.com/securedesktop/specs.htm.
"Secure Desktop 7 is simply the best version we have ever produced.", said Duane Fahey, President and Founder of Visual Automation, Inc. "Many architectural changes were needed to support Windows Vista. Windows XP and Vista customers are getting a great new version of the product."
Visual Automation's web site has been completely re-designed, now written to the XHTML 1.1 standard. New data sheets in the Adobe PDF format are now available as well.
Pricing & Availability
Secure Desktop 7 is available immediately through the Visual Automation Store (http://visualautomation.com). Price is $195 USD, 5-pack for $700 USD, and 10-pack for $1275 USD. Or $100 USD for an upgrade from a previous version. Site and multi-site licenses are available. Full system requirements and more information on Secure Desktop 7 can be found at http://visualautomation.com/securedesktop.
Visual Automation, Inc. is a provider of handcrafted endpoint security software products. Founded in 1994, the privately held company is recognized worldwide as a leader in Windows desktop and browser security. Products include Secure Desktop 7, ColdKey 3, and iLock 3. Companies worldwide depend on Visual Automation products for their endpoint security needs.
Secure Desktop, iLock, and ColdKey are trademarks of Visual Automation, Inc. Windows and Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Firefox is a registered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Visual Automation, Inc.