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PHOENIX - (02/08/06) -- Consumers don't have to wait fortheir credit union or bank to implement multi-factor authenticationfor online sign-on. GuardID Systems, a privately held Hillsborough,Calif., company, unveiled a new multi-factor authentication token,a USB smart card,, called ID Vault, at the DEMO 2006 Conference. IDVault is the first multi-factor authentication system availabledirectly to consumers. The ID Vault is based on smart cardtechnology and plugs into any Windows PC USB port and works withthousands of credit unions and banks, according to the company. TheID Vault will be available later in the first quarter of the yearand wll be sold at major retailers like CompUSA and Best Buy with asuggested retail price of $49.99.

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