Sensiva, Inc. introduces Xpass, the secure and private solution for
accessing online accounts without typing passwords

Xpass security software offers the alternative to server-based single
sign-on solutions

Palo Alto, California, October 11, 2002 — Sensiva, Inc. today
announced the availability of its Xpass security software, which
allows Internet users to access secure websites without the need to
type and remember passwords. With Xpass, users access Internet
services such as online trading, banking, shopping, email, private
portals, etc. with a single mouse click. Because Xpass encrypts and
stores the users’ passwords on their computer, they can control and
manage their own sensitive information individually and keep their

“Xpass is a robust software application that solves the
ever-increasing problem of remembering multiple passwords when
accessing secure web sites and services,” said David Dupouy, CEO of
Sensiva, Inc. “Not only does Xpass solve a major problem by typing
each password every time for the user, but as opposed to other single
sign-on solutions, it keeps passwords safely on the user’s computer,
rather than on some vulnerable public server. The solution is both
more secure and totally private”.

Xpass features the powerful DES encryption industry standard to
ensure a high level of protection for passwords. “No system is
unbreakable, but Xpass makes the hacker’s life much more difficult
than a server-based solution, and the security mainly depends on the
user’s choice of their Master Password.” David Dupouy also said.

Since users don’t need to remember each password for every online
account, they can choose more complex and varied ones — thus
increasing security. Users need to remember only one private “Master
Password” that is used as the key to encrypt data.

As a universal solution, Xpass can log the user onto the majority of
the world’s websites. Current server-based single sign-on solutions,
on the other hand, need to be specifically adapted to each website
and consequently work with only a few of them, dramatically reducing
the very value and benefit of the solution.

For the end user, Xpass is about simplicity, security, and privacy.
“The best way to keep your privacy is to keep your information with
you at all times.” said David Dupouy. “Passwords are the keys to
accessing your online assets, and Xpass is the universal pass to
access them a way that is easy to use, secure, and private.”

Pricing and Availability
Xpass is now available at at a price of US $69.95.
The software runs on MicrosoftR WindowsR.

About Sensiva, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Sensiva, Inc. provides security, productivity, and
mobility software. With over 2 million users worldwide, Sensiva’s
software have been chosen to be included in products made by Sony,
NEC, Casio, Synaptics, Wacom, and others. For more information about
Sensiva, Inc., please visit or email

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