Secure Computing Protects NASCAR Team

NASCAR racing team, Hendrick Motorsports, has selected Secure Computing's SafeWord authentication and authorization solution for secure access to their corporate network. SafeWord allows Hendrick Motorsports to access their network via virtual private networking (VPN) or dial-up, while ensuring that this information is protected from unauthorized access.

Hendrick Motorsports started as a one-car race team in 1984 and has grown into a multi-car operation with drivers Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte, Jerry Nadeau, Jack Sprague and Ricky Hendrick. The companies operates a racing complex in Harrisburg, N.C., where it designs, tests and make its own cars and engines for all of its teams.

"Our engineers and crew chiefs need access to the data we gather from races and daily activity, but we can't risk it getting into the hands of our competitors," said Chris Newsome, IT director at Hendrick Motorsports. "My LAN Manager and I used SafeWord while working at another company and there was no doubt in our minds that it would meet our needs for secure remote access here at Hendrick."

SafeWord uses one-time, dynamic passwords to provide authorized access to applications, Web servers and network resources. With SafeWord authorization, administrators can control each users access based on the user's needs. Detailed audit logs capture all user access activity, including failed login attempts.

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