Entrust Hosts California Law Enforcement Officials for Demonstration of
Identity-Based Security Solutions


    
    Los Angeles event outlined proven solutions for strong authentication,
    smartcard credentialing services





    
</pre>
<p><span class="xn-location">DALLAS</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 24</span> /CNW/ -- A trusted advisor to many of the world's elite police and law enforcement agencies, Entrust, Inc., hosted California law enforcement officials and technology officers Tuesday morning to discuss identity-based solutions that strengthen security and promote efficiency. The downtown <span class="xn-location">Los Angeles</span> event outlined specific security strategies -- notably strong authentication and smartcard credentialing -- that are proven in real-world environments across the globe.</p>
<p/>
<p>"Today's law enforcement agencies are tasked with not only securing citizens, but also protecting the digital identities of employees, staff, officers and officials," said President and CEO <span class="xn-person">Bill Conner</span>. "To allow these agencies to focus on their No. 1 objective, it's important to leverage identity-based security solutions that are proven, cost-effective and easy to use."</p>
<p/>
<p>One of the major themes of the event was the proper use of strong authentication. With the majority of their workforce deployed in the field, properly authenticating large numbers of remote workers, with varying levels of access, is a primary concern when selecting a solution. A proven approach is to leverage an enterprise authentication solution that offers a range of authenticators -- including more cost-effective SMS soft tokens, or display and grid cards -- and has the versatility to secure diverse user populations who require varying levels of access.</p>
<p/>
<p>"Similar to any enterprise, law enforcement agencies should take the appropriate steps to ensure all digital identities -- whether for citizens or internal staff and workforce -- are properly protected from online fraud, theft and other malicious acts," said Conner.</p>
<p/>
<p>To compliment strong authentication, many agencies are also looking to security vendors for comprehensive credentialing solutions. For law enforcement agencies ready to implement a large-scale credentialing project, Entrust recommends the use of a managed service that facilitates mobility, security and ease of use. This is accomplished by employing one credential for building access, computer/logical access and a wide range of useful applications, including secure e-mail, digital document-signing and serving as a vetted photo ID.</p>
<p/>
<p>"Smartcard credentials enhance the core security of a law enforcement agency, department or organization," said Conner. "And the true value of a properly managed credentialing service is based on the idea of a single card per end-user -- helping improve security, but also reduce costs, distribution efforts and help-desk workload."</p>
<p/>
<p>Entrust provides security solutions for many of the world's most trusted police organizations, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and British Intelligence.</p>
<p/>
<p>Entrust's authentication capabilities include username and password, IP-geolocation, device, questions and answers, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or e-mail), grid and eGrid cards, digital certificates (in software or on smart cards/USB Tokens) and a range of one-time-passcode tokens, including Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile. Entrust also provides multiple methods of supporting mutual authentication, including picture and caption replay as well as Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates.</p>
<p/>
<p>Whether for simple building or desktop computer access, or more advanced electronic machine-readable travel documents (eMRTD), Entrust Credentialing Services is a proven, end-to-end hosted service for consolidating identity-based credentials. The service provides and manages a single unified identity credential for each person associated with a law enforcement agency, enterprise, government office or citizen population.</p>
<pre>
    

    About Entrust
    
</pre>
<p>Entrust provides identity-based security solutions that empower enterprises, consumers, citizens and Web sites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust's identity-based approach offers the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. For strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, e-mail <a href="mailto:entrust@entrust.com">entrust@entrust.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.entrust.com">www.entrust.com</a>.</p>
<p/>
<p>Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> and certain other countries. In <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, 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.</p>
<p/>
<p>Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.</p>
<pre>
    
    Bill Conner
    https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=96763



    

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

Organization Profile

Entrust, Inc.

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890