Sentinel Sign-Off Locks IT Down

by Jonathon Narvey

Viion Systems Inc. has announced the launch of Sentinel Sign-Off, which automatically locks a computer following the departure of a user. This will put the kibosh on your paranoid psycho co-worker who likes to scan your email when you've gone off to the kitchen for a refill of your coffee.

OK, there are other applications besides deterring disgruntled colleagues. The solution is aimed at environments where multiple users have access to the same computer, like in hospitals or banks.

The Montreal-based company has just finished with a successful round of beta testing and Viion has filed for patent protection. It's an awfully practical solution to a common problem, the walk-away-security vulnerability.

Meanwhile, until your office gets it, make sure you time your coffee breaks right... or just actually log off like you're supposed to when you go away from your computer.

Viion Systems Inc.
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Viion Systems Inc. is an innovative computer vision technology firm headquartered in Montreal. The first to develop Active Presence Detection and Identification solutions, Viion deploys software that effectively and seamlessly secures data, people and assets. Viion’s solutions are trusted by public and private organisations worldwide. Beyond a technology company, Viion is an organisation built... more

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Jonathon Narvey

Jonathon Narvey

Jonathon Narvey is a Vancouver-based freelance journalist, website copywriter and author. He is the founder of WRITEIMAGE, a website copywriting services company. Jonathon grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. While he remains proud of his prairie roots, he moved to the west coast of Canada soon after beginning a career as a writer. Mostly, he writes about politics, current events and life in... more

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