Entrust IdentityGuard Now Offers More Authentication Options, Bolsters Online Confidence



    
    IP-geolocation, integration with open fraud intelligence network headline
    platform's innovative upgrades
    

    DALLAS, Nov. 6 /CNW/ -- When compared to competing authentication
solutions available today, the flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness
of the award-winning Entrust IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform
has earned top-rate status. Building on successful deployments throughout the
world, Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU) announces the release of Entrust
IdentityGuard 9.0, a key component of a strong layered security strategy.
    
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    Leveraged today in a wide array of commercial and government
organizations for both consumer and enterprise users, the Entrust
IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform is known for its diverse range
of affordable, easy-to-use authenticators. Entrust IdentityGuard 9.0, the
latest release from Entrust, expands the platform to include several new
authentication capabilities, including risk-based authentication based on
IP-geolocation and the ability to leverage data delivered through the Entrust
Open Fraud Intelligence Network (OFIN).
    "When it comes to authentication, organizations have had very few
choices, generally being forced to choose between high-priced
one-time-passcode (OTP) tokens or point products that may not integrate with
other systems," said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bill Conner. "While our versatile authentication platform, Entrust
IdentityGuard, already offered eight different authentication methods --
including a $5 OTP token -- the latest release affords organizations even more
options to help protect information and customer identities with a layered
security approach."
    With more than 9.2 million licenses in use today, 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.
    In a February 2007 report titled "The Twilight of the Passwords: A
Timetable for Migrating to Stronger Authentication," Gartner research vice
president Ant Allan said, "All organizations should look to use stronger
authentication in high-risk situations, such as remote access now, and
consider wider use of stronger authentication by the end of 2007 and plan for
deployment during the following two to three years."
    From a trusted layered security leader, Entrust IdentityGuard has become
known as a benchmark for strong multifactor authentication. Leading financial
institutions, enterprises and government agencies have deployed the platform,
including Expedia, Commerce Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Banco Santander
Santiago, Goteborg University, Ministry of Economic Development of New
Zealand, SCHUFA, Arbetsformedligen, Alaska Law Enforcement Information Sharing
System, Ocean Systems, Vejle, Aristex, Swedish National Labor Market
Administration, Skanska and more.
    A testament to the strength of the platform, SC Magazine, a
well-respected IT security publication, named the solution as a "Best Buy" in
their July 2007 authentication group test, which featured side-by-side
comparisons of the industry's leading authentication platforms. In 2006,
Entrust IdentityGuard was named Best Security Product in the Software &
Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 21st Annual CODiE Awards.
    The platform's new risk-based authentication capability enables
organizations to assess a level of risk to a transaction based on the Internet
protocol (IP) address, and then decide to further authenticate the user if
required. Although typically thought of in consumer environments, Entrust
IdentityGuard can also provide risk-based authentication using IP-geolocation
authentication for remote access environments. This offers organizations a
transparent method to more effectively identifying users, with the ability to
step up the authentication strength with a range of multifactor capabilities
versus traditional one-size-fits-all solutions.
    For organizations looking to bolster consumer security and confidence,
Entrust IdentityGuard provides a range of multifactor authentication
capabilities for use across a range of different user communities. Where risk
dictates that stronger authentication is needed, Entrust IdentityGuard
provides an array of authentication capabilities, enabling organizations to
not only choose stronger authentication, but also provide a level of
user-personalization.
    Entrust IdentityGuard 9.0 includes increased capabilities for enterprise
environments. The platform now provides enhanced and differentiated
authentication offerings for strengthening key applications such as remote
access (e.g., IP-SEC, SSL) and Outlook Web Access. The result is expanded
support for more authenticators with remote access deployments beyond
traditional physical second-factor authentication like grid and token,
including IP-geolocation, questions and answers and out-of-band OTPs.
    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.
    The platform provides multiple methods of supporting mutual
authentication, including picture and caption replay. In combination with
Entrust TransactionGuard, Entrust's Zero Touch Fraud Detection solution,
Entrust can provide organizations with a highly effective and comprehensive
solution for risk-based authentication.
    More information on Entrust IdentityGuard can be found by visiting
http://www.entrust.com/identityguard.
    
    About Entrust
    
    Entrust [NASDAQ:   ENTU] secures digital identities and information for
consumers, enterprises and governments in 1,650 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, 
Inc., +1-972-713-5915, brooke.hamilton@entrust.com Web Site:
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