Entrust, Clickatell to Provide One-Time-Passcode Authentication Via SMS



    
    Entrust IdentityGuard OTPs to be delivered to mobile devices on as many as
    775 networks in 220 countries




    
    DALLAS, Aug. 4 /CNW/ -- One of the most diverse authentication platforms
on the market is now that much easier to use. Entrust, Inc., in a relationship
with Clickatell, an enterprise mobile messaging solutions leader, provides
one-time-passcodes (OTP) to mobile devices via SMS. Often known as soft
tokens, this adds yet another authenticator to the Entrust IdentityGuard
versatile authentication platform.

    "Working with Entrust, we give customers more choices in how they deploy
strong authentication. A one-time-passcode solution for mobile devices can
help in reducing security access costs and offer an unprecedented level of
convenience," said Clickatell CEO Pieter de Villiers. "SMS OTPs can offer
customers an easy, convenient way to gain secure access to financial accounts,
corporate environments and government networks via the proven second-factor
authentication method."

    The joint marketing agreement will provide technology to enable single or
multiple one-time-passcodes to be sent to a mobile device. Sent directly to
the end-user's mobile phone, Entrust IdentityGuard will automatically issue a
configurable number of OTPs via Clickatell text messaging. These passcodes can
be used as a second factor of authentication with Entrust IdentityGuard -- all
with the convenience of using a user's existing mobile device. This service
also provides automatic refresh of the passcodes and even enables
authentication while out of cell phone range.

    A leader in the SMS aggregation market, Clickatell provides
interoperability with more than 775 network operators in 220 countries,
including AT&T, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, O2, SingTel, Telstra and more.

    "With unprecedented market penetration, Clickatell was the perfect
partner to help extend soft token capabilities to Entrust's global customer
base," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "Their expertise and global
reach will provide Entrust customers the capability to receive secure
one-time-passcodes for simple second-factor authentication, enabling a level
of convenience and versatility not found on other third-party authenticators."

    Because of its ubiquity and availability on all handsets, SMS text
messaging has the greatest potential to reach billions of users with a low
total cost of ownership. SMS represents an ideal form of communication for OTP
delivery to employees, contractors, partners, government employees and
end-users. In addition, OTPs expire after a brief period, making them ideal
and ultimately secure via SMS; there is no need for customers to worry that
the OTP will be "left" or "available" on the mobile device itself.

    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, questions and answers,
out-of-band one-time-passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or e-mail), grid
cards, 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.

    Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Clickatell enables businesses,
governments and communities to leverage the ubiquity of mobile messaging to
inform, alert, notify, transact, interact and share information. Delivering
mobile messaging solutions since 2000, Clickatell is a global leader in mobile
communications specializing in SaaS messaging services and Bulk SMS gateway
connectivity to small, medium and large enterprises in a variety of vertical
markets.
    

    About Entrust
    
    Entrust 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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For further information: Lindsey Jones, Media Relations of Entrust,
Inc., +1-972-728-0374, lindsey.jones@entrust.com Web Site:
http://www.entrust.com

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