Entrust IdentityGuard 9.2 now available, includes support for digital
certificates, mobile SMS soft tokens
DALLAS, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hosted PKI solutions and strong
authentication platforms provide different, and proven, ways of enabling
strong authentication for governments, financial institutions and enterprises.
Now, Entrust, Inc., (Nasdaq: ENTU) marries the two, giving security-conscious
organizations the option to have a complete strong authentication solution
without the perceived complexity of deploying an in-house PKI.
"Digital certificates, particularly for strong authentication, represent
an extremely high level of security and can now be deployed on one platform
from a single security vendor," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner.
"In an effort to make this level of security accessible for all, Entrust
IdentityGuard 9.2 is now designed to seamlessly integrate with standard X.509
digital certificates - even if they were purchased from a third-party vendor."
Entrust's investment in providing interoperability between Entrust
IdentityGuard 9.2 and the company's affordable hosted PKI product - Entrust
Managed Services PKI - further extends a versatile authentication platform
that already provides one of the widest ranges of authenticators on the market
today. Now, organizations, regardless of size, can use digital certificates
for strong authentication, but also leverage Entrust IdentityGuard's full
range of authenticators.
Compatible with any X.509 digital certificate - whether from Entrust's
managed digital certificate service or a third party - organizations may use
Entrust IdentityGuard 9.2 as their central authentication platform to smartly
match security to the appropriate level of risk. This scalability not only
helps in strengthening enterprise security but can also help to improve an
organization's return on investment. The digital certificates can be stored
locally or on secure devices like smart cards or USB tokens.
Providing additional benefits from the investment, the same digital
certificates can be deployed to secure mobile enterprise users. Compatible
with the latest Apple iPhone operating system, Entrust IdentityGuard customers
can use their existing X.509 digital certificates for strong remote access
authentication to a Web-based application - and all from a single affordable
The combination also helps provide a high level of IP-based encryption
for transmission of sensitive company information. Employees can authenticate
via password, two-factor token or digital certificate. iPhone also supports
WPA2 Enterprise with 802.1X authentication - the standard for Wi-Fi network
"It's really a unique opportunity to be able to extend digital
certificates, specifically for strong authentication, to help secure all
facets of an enterprise environment," said Conner. "Making these two platforms
interoperable was logical and provides additional methods for organization
looking to improve their ROI."
Also new to this version, the platform's out-of-band authentication
capabilities have been enhanced with the inclusion of one-time-passcode (OTP)
SMS soft tokens. This useful feature enables organizations to send a
configurable number of OTPs to a mobile device for use during authentication.
Automatically replenished as needed, this dynamic soft-token approach delivers
the strength of out-of-band authentication without the concern for constant
network availability, delivery timing or software deployment to a mobile
Entrust IdentityGuard 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 strong
username and password, IP-geolocation, device, questions and answers,
out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or e-mail), grid
cards, eGrid cards and a range of one-time-passcode tokens. Entrust
IdentityGuard also provides multiple methods of supporting mutual
authentication, including picture and caption replay.
Entrust provides trusted solutions that secure digital identities and
information for enterprises and governments in 2,000 organizations spanning 60
countries. Offering trusted security for less, Entrust solutions represent the
right balance between affordability, expertise and service. These include SSL,
strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates and PKI. For
information, call 888-690-2424, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
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