Entrust OTP Security Token Now Commercially Available



    
    Entrust OTP security token builds on longstanding cooperation with
    ActivIdentity that has included authentication, PKI and government ID
    programs
    

    DALLAS, April 24 /CNW/ -- By working with ActivIdentity, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
ACTI), Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU) has accelerated the commercial
availability of its $5 Entrust IdentityGuard OTP (one-time password) security
token, making it available for purchase today. This latest initiative is a
part of Entrust's overall strategic relationship with ActivIdentity, which
spans both companies' broad portfolio including authentication and PKI
products.
    "When we introduced our $5 Entrust IdentityGuard OTP security token
several weeks ago, we knew there was strong demand for a significantly lower-
priced security token, but we didn't expect to have the kind of response we've
had from the marketplace," said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer Bill Conner. "This latest initiative in Entrust's strategic
relationship with ActivIdentity allows us to accelerate the availability,
scalability and reliability of an Entrust OTP token -- making them available
today while maintaining the $5 price point and our targeted financials. The
existing strategic relationship with ActivIdentity coupled with time to market
and aggressive pricing made this a compelling business decision for Entrust."
    Specifically for the delivery of Entrust branded OTP hardware tokens,
Entrust has entered into an agreement to OEM new ActivIdentity Mini Tokens
that enables the $5 entry price point that includes staggered pricing for
volume purchases. These tokens operate as another authentication method from
the Entrust IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform. The agreement
also will allow additional Entrust-branded models of ActivIdentity tokens. In
addition, customers will benefit from Entrust's direct Web-based token sales
model.
    "Delivery of a reliable, proven security token is but one area of
cooperation between Entrust and ActivIdentity," said ActivIdentity Chief
Executive Officer Jason Hart. "Together, we are helping to secure information
and identities in a range of government and enterprise customers with smart
cards and PKI. With this new initiative we are broadening the scope of our
relationship to provide hardware-based, one-time password authentication
technology for financial institutions and other market segments."
    Hardware OTP tokens build on the key strengths of the Entrust
IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform -- its openness and
flexibility, allowing organizations to support a range of consumer and
enterprise authentication capabilities from a single software base. With
centralized policy, these methods can be deployed individually or layered
without requiring the deployment of separate security infrastructures. Entrust
OTP tokens continue this focus on providing a variety of options that offer
strong, flexible authentication for different user's needs -- all at a
fraction of the cost of competing solutions.
    "When it comes to authentication, the challenge is not necessarily about
which authentication method is better than another," said Expedia Chief
Information Officer Bill Holtz. "The Entrust IdentityGuard platform allows us
not just to deploy strong authentication to a wide variety of users. It also
minimizes the burden on our infrastructure maintenance and help desk by having
a self-service option to reissue another authentication method to users who
lose a token while working remotely. Being able to quickly get someone back up
and running with a substitute authentication method speaks even more to the
value of a versatile authentication platform like Entrust IdentityGuard."
    Additional information on Entrust IdentityGuard can be found by visiting
http://www.entrust.com/identityguard . Specific information on Entrust one-
time-password tokens can be found by visiting http://www.entrust.com/savings .

    
    About Entrust
    
    Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU) is a world leader in securing digital
identities and information. Over 1,650 enterprises and government agencies in
more than 60 countries use Entrust solutions to help secure the digital lives
of their citizens, customers, employees and partners. Our proven software and
services can help customers in achieving regulatory and corporate compliance,
while helping to turn security challenges such as identity theft and e-mail
security into business opportunities. For more information on how Entrust can
help secure your digital life, please 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.





For further information:

For further information: Michelle Metzger, Media Relations of Entrust,
Inc., +1-972-713-5866, or michelle.metzger@entrust.com, Web Site:
http://www.entrust.com/identityguard, http://www.entrust.com/savings,
http://www.entrust.com

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