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Ritlabs, SRL and Dekart bring e-mail client/server suite with biometric authentication

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova -- 23 September 2003 - Ritlabs, SRL and Dekart today announce SecureBat! and BatPost version 2, a secure e-mail client/server suite for Windows that utilizes multi-factor authentication.

This new version allows the utilization of biometric authentication and supports 23 different brands of USB tokens and smart cards, top brands in card readers and the majority of biometric verifications devices. The full list is available at

SecureBat! is already very well-protected against viruses and worms that spread via email: it neither uses the Windows address book nor the Windows-dependent HTML viewer, which have been the targets of many recent attacks. SecureBat! version 2 features a new plug-in interface for anti-virus programs to check data for viruses only during specific events like receiving mail or saving attachments. The use of plug-ins saves you from the need to permanently run antiviral monitors that may significantly degrade the performance of the computer. The new version also includes a new Anti-spam plug-in interface to keep you protected from unsolicited commercial e-mail.

SecureBat! safeguards the locally-stored email message base, address books and configuration files by means of on-the-fly encryption which is transparent to the user.

To initiate a POP3, SMTP or IMAP session, the SecureBat! client and the BatPost server first perform a mutual challenge-response authentication using a shared secret (account password), and then the client sends the user's biometric data to the server to compare. There is an option to use only biometric data without a shared secret. In both cases, the user should originally leave the sample biometric data on the server.

SecureBat! and BatPost version 2 will be available on November 3, 2003 through The vendor will first exhibit the suite on October 20-24, 2003 at the SYSTEMS international trade fair in Munchen, Germany (, hall B2, stand 12.

About Ritlabs, SRL

Ritlabs, SRL (Research in Information Technology Laboratories), based in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, is the software development company that provides integrated solutions to manage ever growing email needs. We have developed and continue to upgrade, maintain, and support our email client software "The Bat!", "AuthenticBat!" and "SecureBat!" which provide security, ease of access, and simplified management for email volume that is ever increasing, as our society advances relentlessly into the future of email correspondence. Through a growing network of dealers, Ritlabs, SRL is represented in over 20 countries and our products support 15 languages for the convenience of email correspondence users. Understanding that every email user in the world is our potential customer, our products can be used by all, ranging from the most sophisticated network operators to the home email correspondence users. Ritlabs, SRL provides solutions that give a major advantage to every individual who is using email.


Dekart is the developer of the Dekart Security Suite, as well as a full range of security solutions. Dekart is based in the Netherlands, and has offices in New York. Our distributors can be found in Europe, the United States, South America, as well as Central Eastern Europe. Dekart’s solutions address the needs of corporate, departmental, small and medium enterprises, mobile users, and individual users. Dekart products fall into the following categories: Two and Three Factor Authentication – For Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Novell eDirectory, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 domain, Microsoft Active Directory, Samba Linux server, Citrix MetaFrame Application Server product family; Disk, and file/folder Encryption; Secure email; Internet Security; Digital Certification service. Dekart products can be obtained exclusively through our channel partners or directly from our web site (

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