Entrust Authentication Platform Secures Enterprise Environment of $50 Billion Company in India



    
    Essar Global Limited selects Entrust IdentityGuard for cost-
    effectiveness, versatility

    
    DALLAS, July 30 /CNW/ -- Essar Global Limited (EGL) knew single-factor
authentication was no longer strong enough to properly secure access to their
enterprise environment. A $50 billion corporation based in Mumbai, India, EGL
selected Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU) and the Entrust IdentityGuard versatile
authentication platform, a key component of a layered security model.
    "One of the most attractive elements of Entrust's platform is its
versatility," said N. Jayantha, head of IT infrastructure for EGL. "Our
primary objective is the security of our corporate resources. We sought a
dynamic, straightforward method that could easily be tailored to meet our
security goals now -- and in the future as our business expands."
    Facilitated by Entrust partner IndusFace Consulting, EGL purchased 25,000
licenses of Entrust IdentityGuard, including one-time-passcode hardware
tokens. EGL will leverage the platform to secure login to Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA) and the organization's virtual private
network (VPN).
    "The Essar Group had a number of applications and resources they wanted
to secure with strong second-factor authentication," said Entrust Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner. "Instead of waiting until a
costly breach, Essar was proactive in protecting their assets, access to their
networks and, ultimately, their brand."
    As part of the Entrust IdentityGuard deployment, Essar also will
distribute grid cards to those that don't require the high level of security
afforded by tokens. The grid cards are inexpensive, easy to use and simple to
deploy, making them a perfect choice to solve additional second-factor
authentication requirements.
    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
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-passcode tokens -- priced as low as $5 each. Entrust
IdentityGuard also provides multiple methods of supporting mutual
authentication, including picture and caption replay.
    Essar Global Limited (EGL) is a diversified business corporation with a
balanced portfolio of assets straddling the manufacturing and services
sectors, including steel, energy, power, communication, shipping and
logistics, and construction. EGL, through its six holding companies, has a
firm value of more than $50 billion (USD) and employs 38,000 people worldwide.
More than 15 percent of Essar's workforce is in the Americas.
    
    About Entrust
    
    Entrust (Nasdaq:   ENTU) secures digital identities and information for
consumers, enterprises and governments in more than 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.




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For further information: Brooke Hamilton, Media Relations of Entrust,
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