Entrust GetAccess Secures Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's National Information Centre E-Government Portal



    
    Application to provide country's Ministry of Interior secure single
sign-on
    capabilities
    

    DALLAS, Feb. 13 /CNW/ -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has made important
strides in implementing security solutions as it continues to transition into
an innovative, citizen-centric e-government. As a proactive step to help
secure communication and access for the Ministry of Interior's National
Information Centre, the country standardized on Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU)
and Entrust GetAccess, a key component of a layered security model.
    Labeled as one of the most important achievements of the Ministry, the
National Information Centre (NIC) was established to provide services to
sectors of the Ministry. Leveraging advanced computer systems and massive
storage capacity, the NIC facilitates communication via a vast information
network that covers all areas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    "Moving toward a secure e-government model can be an arduous undertaking.
As such, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should be commended for implementing a
secure single sign-on application that will help streamline communication and
access to information in an efficient, convenient manner," said Entrust
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner. "Implementing
such an application will allow the country's Ministry of Interior to improve
cost-effectiveness, increase productivity and help promote secure
communication between government agencies and departments."
    Entrust GetAccess is a proven, scalable Web access control solution that
can help reduce costs and increase efficiency through online applications.
Using its robust standards-based policy engine, Entrust GetAccess enables
central management of access to multiple applications through a single portal,
providing users with single sign-on (SSO) to authorized applications and
content. Its built-in identity federation capabilities, which come at no extra
cost, make it an important part of the Entrust layered security model. They
help users securely and transparently access applications across government
departments and/or corporate boundaries.
    The NIC provides the Ministry's sectors with services related to the flow
of information, updating computer programs, usage of computers, and storing
data according to the latest secure information technology practices. The NIC
is inter-connected through a number of branches and divisions throughout the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which offer operations and maintenance services to
the Ministry's sectors in the regions and participate in serving and
supporting the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca.
    
    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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