Austrian IT Solutions Provider x-tention IT GmbH Implements Entrust Versatile Authentication Platform



    x-tention to use Entrust grid cards, tokens and one-time-passcodes for
strong enterprise authentication

    DALLAS, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare networks and
facilities rely on security solutions to protect sensitive information and the
identities that have access to it. Importantly, this is no different for the
IT vendors who implement the technology to make it possible. In fact, Entrust,
Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU), displaced a high-priced competitor to provide affordable
strong authentication for Austrian-based x-tention, who specializes in IT
solutions and technology for hospitals, healthcare facilities and networks.

    "As an organization who secures so many healthcare organizations,
x-tention takes great pride in protecting our company's and our customers' own
information, brand, identities and intellectual property," said Michael
Schoenwiese, CISO at x-tention. "But the real value for us was being able to
displace a high-priced vendor for strong authentication with a solution that
is more affordable, customizable to our needs and simple for our customers and
partners to use."

    Facilitated by Entrust partner CoreTEC, x-tention deployed Entrust
IdentityGuard for strong enterprise authentication via cost-effective grid
cards, tokens and out-of-band, one-time passcodes. One of x-tention's primary
requirements in transitioning to Entrust IdentityGuard was to be able to
facilitate a seamless migration for their employees and customers.

    "It's reassuring to work with proactive organizations who understand that
top-of-the-line security can be affordable and easy to use," said Entrust
President and CEO Bill Conner. "As an IT solutions provider, x-tention
appreciates how the value and flexibility of the right solution can really
benefit an organization."

    Entrust IdentityGuard enables organizations to layer security --
according to access requirements or the risk of a given transaction -- across
diverse users and applications. The platform's authentication options include
strong username and password, IP-geolocation, device profiling, questions and
answers, digital certificates, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via
voice, SMS or e-mail), grid cards, SMS soft tokens, eGrid cards and a range of
one-time-passcode tokens. Entrust IdentityGuard also provides multiple methods
of supporting mutual authentication, including picture and caption replay.

    x-tention IT GmbH (http://www.x-tention.at), an Austrian based IT
solutions provider, was established in 2001 and operates the IT of multiple
hospitals with a total of about 1800 beds. Services include planning,
development and implementation of a broad spectrum of IT- solutions focused on
the healthcare market. x-tention has built many strong partnerships and works
closely with CISCO and TIANI Spirit to implement solutions that can help
organizations in their compliance with IHE guidelines.
    

    About Entrust
    
    Entrust (Nasdaq:   ENTU) provides trusted solutions that secure digital
identities and information for enterprises and governments in 2,000
organizations spanning 60 countries. Offering trusted security for less,
Entrust solutions represent the right balance between affordability, expertise
and service. These include SSL, strong authentication, fraud detection,
digital certificates and PKI. For information, call 888-690-2424, e-mail
entrust@entrust.com or visit www.entrust.com.

    Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States
and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of
Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
    




    




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