Entrust Security Solutions Help Secure Microsoft Exchange Server 2007



    
    Layered security tools help enable Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
    functionality
    

    DALLAS, Dec. 5 /CNW/ -- The new Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 platform
provides organizations improved functionality and lower communication costs
across the board, but only if done in a secure fashion. Therefore, Entrust,
Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU) offers three components of its layered security model to
enhance security for this powerful communication tool -- Entrust Unified
Communications Certificates (UCC), Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server and
the Entrust IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform.
    To ensure that Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 functionality is being used
to its fullest potential, organizations must trust that vital resources,
intellectual property and sensitive information are secure. Outlook Web Access
should be secured with two-factor authentication, not simple usernames and
passwords. Sensitive external communication needs to be encrypted without
inconveniencing senders or recipients. And even some functionality of
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 relies on the use of Unified Communications
Certificates, which aren't provided natively by Microsoft.
    "The pulse of today's enterprise is the effectiveness and efficiency of
communication," said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bill Conner. "Deploying additional layers of security for those channels --
whether it's e-mail, global schedule collaboration, address books and access
to information -- should be a priority for security-conscious organizations
that often transmit or collaborate sensitive information, intellectual
property or invaluable enterprise data. As part of a layered security model,
Entrust provides solutions that can bolster an already-effective communication
environment."
    As a component of the three-tiered approach, the Entrust IdentityGuard
versatile authentication platform delivers flexible and usable strong
authentication capabilities for Outlook Web Access (OWA). By leveraging this
multifactor authentication solution, the built-in Microsoft Exchange
username/password authentication can be supplemented with a range of
authentication choices, including transparent methods such as IP-geolocation
to device fingerprinting, as well as tactile options like grid cards, one-time
password tokens and more. Enterprises that have been reluctant to deploy OWA
because of username/password security concerns can now benefit from OWA
convenience with easily strengthened authentication.
    In addition, while Microsoft Outlook supports the widely used S/MIME
standard for encryption, leveraging specific solutions can further streamline
secure communication. To enable widespread, easy-to-use encryption for B2B and
consumer communication requires a more automatic approach that eliminates
manual steps and adapts to external-party requirements. By deploying the
Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server, organizations will enjoy simple,
flexible e-mail encryption within their Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
environment. The solution helps ensure that messages are delivered securely
and in the recipient's desired encryption format (e.g., S/MIME, PGP, Web-based
secure e-mail, gateway-to-gateway TLS).
    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 also boasts compelling built-in encryption
features, which cannot be activated without deploying an optional Unified
Communications Certificate. Entrust was the first vendor to deliver Unified
Communications Certificates compliant with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 in
January 2007.
    Entrust UCCs enable security for advanced features of Exchange 2007 and
Outlook 2007, including AutoDiscovery and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
over Transport Layer Security (TLS). Customers could elect to use self-signed
certificates or standard SSL certificates, but this is inconvenient and hard
to manage over time. Entrust UCCs remove the hassle of acquiring and
configuring multiple certificates for a single server, streamlining the
certificate management process overall.
    Entrust provides three specific solutions that enable organizations to
fully realize the benefits of this powerful communication platform.
Implementing vital two-factor authentication for Outlook Web Access,
encrypting e-mail communication and deploying Unified Communication
Certificates will allow organizations to further increase the return on
investment provided by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
    To explore the advancements in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and discuss
three best practices of a layered security approach, join Entrust Chief
Technology Officer Eric Skinner on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. EST for a
live, interactive webinar. To register, visit:
http://www.eseminarslive.com/article2/0,2144,2219606,00.asp?partnerref=CL12060
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    More information on Entrust's approach to enhancing security in a
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment can be found by visiting
entrust.com/exchange.
    
    About Entrust
    
    Entrust (Nasdaq:   ENTU) secures digital identities and information for
consumers, enterprises and governments in more than 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: Media Relations, Brooke Hamilton, of Entrust, 
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