of Family Medicine
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
SplashID™ Tested in the Secure Enterprise
Nestlé USA is a part of Switzerland's Nestlé S.A. – the
world's largest food company with a focus on nutrition, health and
wellness. In 2009, Nestlé USA reported $10.4 billion in sales
and nearly 25,000 employees nationwide in 25 manufacturing facilities,
24 distribution centers, and 15 sales offices across the country.
Nestlé USA's Purina PetCare division has launched a
pilot of SplashID Enterprise in its Information Systems group. Chris
Aynesworth from the Information Systems group's offices
in Denver, Colorado answers questions about the SplashID deployment:
- What IT needs led you to choose SplashID?
Chris: "We needed to have a central location to store IDs and
passwords so that different employees could access them from a PC
or a BlackBerry. We had been using a different product and had problems
with database corruption, so we decided to give SplashID a try."
- How have you set up SplashID?
Chris: "We are using the Enterprise version as a part of a
pilot. We have a SplashID Enterprise Server and MySQL installed on
a workstation class PC. We have the SplashID Enterprise client installed
on different user PCs as well as the BlackBerry client installed
on a number of devices."
- What do you like about the SplashID solution?
Chris: "So far I like the reliability and the configurability.
We like the fact that in the future we will be able to sync the SplashID
Enterprise Server with our BlackBerries."
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON'S DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY
SplashID™ in Higher Education and Advanced
In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison
has long been recognized as one of America's great universities.
A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete
spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student
activities. The university enrolls over 42,000 students in 135 undergraduate
majors and 151 master's and 107 doctoral degree programs.
Part of UW-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health,
the Department of Family Medicine has been ranked by US News and
World Report as one of the five best family medicine departments
in the country.
UW's Department of Family Health has a strong track record
of leveraging technology to improve the quality of its care and foster
openness and innovation in its community. As part of this effort,
the Department of Family Health deployed SplashID on PDA's
and smartphones to assist its resident physicians.
According to Chester Small at the Department of Family Health's
ITS team, residents are using SplashID to manage their usernames
and passwords for different systems as well as store passcodes for
entry to facilities. "We needed a secure application that
was easy to understand," said Small.
In early 2008, SplashData and UW-Wisconsin cooperated on a pilot
program to test the benefits of a SplashID solution. The pilot included
specific customizations requested by the Department of Family Health's
IT team. Based on the success of the pilot, the program was later
expanded to include more users and additional types of mobile devices.
Other universities that have purchased volume licenses of SplashID
include University of California, University of Florida, Texas A&M,
Carleton College, and Johns Hopkins University.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
SplashID™ in Government
From automated teller machines and atomic clocks to mammograms and
semiconductors, innumerable products and services rely in some way
on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National
Institute of Standards and Technology.
Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the
U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation
and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science,
standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security
and improve our quality of life.
NIST purchased a volume license of SplashID for Windows. According
to NIST's Melanie Shifflett, compliance with NIST's high
standards of security required 12-character passwords. NIST staff
needed a way of organizing these passwords and protecting them using
government-approved encryption algorithms. Security walks also showed
some passwords were left unsecured. SplashID has helped solve these
problems by providing NIST staff with a convenient means of storing
and protecting passwords on PC's and removable USB drives.
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Giving Employees an Option to Improve Password
At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), teams of physicists,
chemists, biologists, engineers and other researchers work together
to achieve technical innovations and scientific breakthroughs and
transform these advances into solutions to nationally important problems.
LLNL continually pushes the frontiers of knowledge to build the scientific
and technological foundation that will be needed to address the national
security issues of the future.
Starting in 2004, LLNL and SplashData have cooperated to enable LLNL
staff to purchase SplashID at a discount negotiated centrally by
LLNL's purchasing department. The agreement makes it easier
for LLNL employees to order SplashID, saves money through the negotiated
discount, and improves password security in LLNL facilities.