New SplashID(TM) Safe Delivers Advanced Protection for Passwords and Identity Information on Smartphones, Tablets and Computers
LOS GATOS, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — SplashData, the leading developer of productivity and security applications for smartphones, announced today the availability of SplashID Safe, an all-new version 6.0 of the company’s industry-leading password management suite.
While building on SplashID’s 10-year history of secure information management, the new SplashID Safe represents a major update with new applications for Windows and Mac operating systems as well as major smartphone platforms. SplashID Safe offers capabilities beyond those of other password and form-filling applications. With full cross-platform support, it works seamlessly with PC’s, Macs, smartphones and tablets, including iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry. SplashID Safe is also a complete solution for storing and organizing a wide variety of identity information beyond logins, including credit card numbers, bank accounts, vehicle information, and registration codes.
The most notable new feature of SplashID Safe is a significant enhancement to SplashID’s synchronization capabilities. SplashID Safe now offers a single unified desktop application that can sync with SplashID Safe mobile apps on multiple smartphones or tablets. Unified synchronization meets the needs of people with multiple devices – for example, users with both an iPhone and an iPad, or a couple with an Android smartphone and a BlackBerry. SplashID Safe is unique in offering desktop software for both Windows and Mac that can sync with native smartphone and tablet applications on iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry devices.
The new suite’s desktop applications, SplashID Safe for Windows and SplashID Safe for Mac, feature a redesigned user interface and improved ease of use with new buttons, information panes, tips, and a customizable toolbar. Reminders help users remember passwords that need to be changed or upcoming credit card expiration dates. An advanced login option creates an alternative to the traditional alphanumeric password by enabling users to trace a pattern using their mouse or finger on touchscreen devices. Both desktop applications now offer an option of generating scheduled email backups in addition to automatic encrypted backups to a hard drive.
The mobile versions announced today include SplashID Safe for iPhone, SplashID Safe for iPad, SplashID Safe for Android, and SplashID Safe for BlackBerry. The mobile versions sync wirelessly with the new desktop versions as well as with prior versions of SplashID’s desktop software. A new auto-sync option enables sync to occur automatically whenever SplashID Safe is launched and authenticated on a user’s smartphone within range of their PC or Mac. A new search view presents a cleaner design that loads results faster. Additional features include improved data copying and a de-dupe tool that helps users find and eliminate duplicate records.
“In today’s digital world, your personal information has become one of your most valuable assets,” said Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData. “We are proud that for over 10 years SplashID has helped more than 1 million people worldwide keep their passwords and identities secure and organized, and this new version ensures even more people will stay secure on their smartphones, tablets, and computers.”
SplashID Safe’s security features are among the most advanced of any application in its category. SplashID Safe utilizes dual encryption with both 256-bit AES and 256-bit Blowfish layers. Truly random passwords can be generated, reducing the security risks for those that tend to use the same or similar passwords across multiple accounts. Field masking is an optional feature that disguises passwords from passersby. SplashID Safe’s architecture is built around a secure database rather than a limited card file like some competitive products, so users can search hundreds or even thousands of stored records quickly. With the flexibility of a database, users can create new record types and edit form fields of existing records with ease.
SplashID Safe for Windows and SplashID Safe for Mac are available for immediate download from www.splashdata.com for $19.95. Registered users of prior versions of SplashID desktop software (version 5.x or earlier) are eligible to upgrade for $9.95. Registered users of any SplashID desktop version who purchased within the past 60 days are eligible for a free upgrade to SplashID Safe. SplashID Safe for Mac is also available for purchase from the Mac App Store.
The new SplashID Safe versions for iPhone, iPad, Android are available for $9.99 on major mobile app stores, including the Apple iTunes App Store and Android Market, and the BlackBerry version is available at www.splashdata.com. Registered users of any version of SplashID for these platforms are eligible for a free upgrade to SplashID Safe.
Over the past 10 years, SplashID has grown to be most trusted multiplatform password solution with over 1 million users worldwide. SplashID’s popularity continues to rise as the number of user names, passwords, and account numbers most people have to remember is rapidly multiplying. At the same time, the risk of this kind of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands has never been greater. SplashID helps solve this dilemma by creating an encrypted digital safe available on smartphones, computers, USB keys, or online, offering the peace of mind of being able to access critical information whenever needed while maintaining the security of 256-bit government-approved encryption.
About SplashData, Inc.
SplashData has been a leading developer of productivity and security applications for over 10 years. The company’s applications and services have millions of users worldwide and include SplashID Safe, SplashMoney, SplashShopper, SplashTravel, SplashNotes, File Magic, Flight Tracker, Birthdays, and Holiday. SplashData’s applications are available at www.splashdata.com and on major smartphone app stores, including Apple’s iTunes App Store, Android Market, and BlackBerry App World. SplashData was founded in 2000 and is based in Los Gatos, CA.