Banco Central del Ecuador Bolsters Security Infrastructure, Deploys Trio of Entrust Solutions

    Entrust provides security across leading Latin American financial
    institution; leverages PKI, strong authentication and single sign-on

    DALLAS, Nov. 28 /CNW/ -- More and more financial institutions are
realizing the value and confidence provided by implementing a layered security
strategy. Banco Central del Ecuador, a valued long-time Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
ENTU) customer from Latin America, chose three key Entrust security components
as part of their layered security strategy -- Entrust TruePass for
zero-footprint public key infrastructure (PKI) capabilities; Entrust GetAccess
for Web single sign-on (SSO); and the Entrust IdentityGuard versatile
authentication platform for a range of strong authentication capabilities.
    Entrust and Banco Central del Ecuador have enjoyed a strong working
relationship for three years, which has established a solid baseline of
product and service excellence from Entrust. The capabilities leveraged to
protect the bank's latest online service deployment, coupled with Entrust's
proven support and service capabilities, served as key differentiators that
set Entrust apart from other security vendors. Banco Central del Ecuador found
the entire Entrust solution portfolio to be easy to use and cost-efficient.
    "Our primary objective was to concurrently increase security and end-user
efficiency. This suite of Entrust solutions allowed us to address our security
goals, increase our brand reputation and instill confidence in our customers,"
said Banco Central del Ecuador Chief Security Officer Fernando Albuja. "We've
had a strong relationship with Entrust in the past, but our latest
implementation with them has surpassed our expectations."
    Facilitated by partner Latinus E-Professional Business S.A., Banco
Central del Ecuador purchased Entrust IdentityGuard to strongly authenticate
high-value clients; Entrust TruePass for using PKI to protect sensitive
banking information; and Entrust GetAccess for Web access control and single
sign-on. Entrust GetAccess is sold using a per-processor pricing model,
enabling organizations to leverage proven access control capabilities without
concern over how many users are using the solution at any given time.
    "Banco Central del Ecuador is a prime example of a proactive organization
implementing a layered approach that addresses their short- and long-term
security objectives while increasing the ease of use for their customers,"
said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner.
"Layering Entrust's range of security capabilities is a natural way to help
Banco Central del Ecuador seamlessly protect sensitive transactions today --
and in the future as their online security strategy evolves."
    Leveraging Entrust TruePass, Banco Central del Ecuador issues and manages
PKI digital certificates for each bank in Ecuador. Each day, the banks
electronically report their deposits and transfers to Banco Central del
Ecuador, using their PKI digital certificate to identify themselves and then
encrypt the sensitive financial information.
    Entrust TruePass is a zero-footprint solution that allows each bank to
leverage digital certificates using only a Web browser, while still enabling
transparent encryption to protect the privacy of information beyond the SSL
session. Entrust TruePass also can be used to digitally sign submitted data,
which helps protect information from being modified while in transit or stored
in an organization's database.
    Entrust GetAccess protects access to sensitive banking information,
incorporating proven authorization and single sign-on capabilities to secure
Banco Central del Ecuador's Web site. It is a proven, high-performance Web
access control solution, centrally managing access to multiple applications
through a single portal and providing users with single sign-on to the
applications and content they're authorized to see. Entrust GetAccess supports
leading-edge capabilities -- including SAML 2.0 for identity federation -- and
is deployed across the globe in many multimillion-user deployments.
    Seamlessly integrated with Entrust GetAccess, Banco Central del Ecuador
leverages Entrust IdentityGuard for strong authentication to Web applications.
With more than 9.2 million licenses in use today, Entrust IdentityGuard is an
open versatile authentication platform that enables organizations to layer
authentication -- 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.
    Founded more than 80 years ago, Banco Central del Ecuador plays an
important role in the monetary, exchange, fiscal and economic policies of the
country. Located in Quito, Ecuador, the financial institution employs a staff
of 800 and manages the issuance of coins and notes, adopts suitable monetary
policy to monitor money supply, maintains integrity and security of the
resources of the state, controls the country's debt and facilitates the
banking system.
    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 or visit
    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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