Enabling the Mobile Workforce ... Entrust Deploys Strong Authentication for German Health Insurance Expert



    
    Entrust IdentityGuard OTP tokens secure access to corporate resources for
    remote workforce
    

    DALLAS, March 13 /CNW/ -- Germany-based Universa, the country's oldest
private health insurance organization, sought a trusted method to enable
secure enterprise access and communication via a multifactor authentication
solution. In the end, Universa selected Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU) and the
Entrust IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform to foster efficiency
and productivity between internal assets, workstations, applications and their
remote workforce.
    "Universa required the ability to secure resources and access with a
strong, respected authentication platform," said Universa IT manager Christian
Knauer. "The primary goal was to enable secure access without sacrificing
security and the integrity of our sensitive information and intellectual
property. This implementation allowed us to address those goals with a
simple-to-use, easy-to manage solution."
    Facilitated by trusted partner CyProtect, Universa selected Entrust
IdentityGuard for multifactor authentication via one-time-passcode (OTP)
hardware tokens, as well as software for secure remote access to enterprise
resources and Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA). As part of the deployment,
Universa leverages more than 900 Entrust IdentityGuard tokens for strong
two-factor authentication.
    "This implementation of strong authentication enables Universa to not
only equip their mobile workforce with the tools and technology to efficiently
do business, but does so in a way that is cost-effective and easy to
understand," said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bill
Conner. "One of the most trusted private health insurance organizations in
Germany, Universa should be commended for implementing forward-thinking
security solutions that can enable operational efficiency, mitigate risk and
help in addressing compliance with industry regulations."
    With more than 9.2 million licenses purchased, Entrust IdentityGuard is
an open versatile authentication platform that 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 username and password, IP-geolocation,
machine/device, questions and answers, out-of-band one-time passcode
(delivered via voice, SMS or e-mail), grid cards and a range of
one-time-password tokens.
    A key component of a layered security approach, the Entrust IdentityGuard
versatile authentication platform not only provides strong authentication, but
can also help in minimizing operational challenges such as burdens to help
desks and infrastructure maintenance. It includes a Web-based administration
capability for user and policy management, enabling organizations to easily
distribute administrative tasks to specific individuals, all based on role.
    Based in Nuremburg, Germany, Universa is one of the most well-respected
private health insurance organizations in the country. Universa
Versicherungen, Sulzbacher Strasse 1-7, D-90489 Nuremburg, Germany. Call
+49-(0)911-5307-0 or visit http://www.universa.de.
    
    About Entrust
    
    Entrust (Nasdaq:   ENTU) secures digital identities and information for
consumers, enterprises and governments in 1,700 organizations spanning 60
countries. Leveraging a layered security approach to address growing risks,
Entrust solutions help secure the most common digital identity and information
protection pain points in an organization. These include SSL, authentication,
fraud detection, shared data protection and e-mail security. For information,
call 888-690-2424, e-mail entrust@entrust.com or visit http://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.




For further information:

For further information: Brooke Hamilton, Media Relations of Entrust, 
Inc., +1-972-713-5915, brooke.hamilton@entrust.com Web Site:
http://www.entrust.com                  http://www.universa.de

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