Entrust IdentityGuard Versatile Authentication Platform Surpasses $10 Million in License Revenue, 9.2 Million Users

    DALLAS, Oct. 24 /CNW/ -- This month, Entrust IdentityGuard, a versatile
authentication platform from Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU), surpassed a pair of
key milestones -- selling more than 9.2 million user licenses and generating
more than $10 million in revenue for the company. Earlier this year, SC
Magazine named the Entrust IdentityGuard platform its "Best Buy" for
two-factor authentication, and the platform continues its momentum displacing
more expensive authentication options in the market.
    Entrust IdentityGuard is an open versatile authentication platform that
enables organizations to layer security -- according to access requirements or
the risk level assigned to 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.
    "We are pleased with the success of our versatile authentication platform
as part of an overall layered security approach," said Entrust Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner. "As more and more
organizations offer authentication to their customers, they are realizing that
one size doesn't fit all. Entrust IdentityGuard is becoming the benchmark for
strong multifactor authentication and helps organizations ensure that their
online communications are secure and reliable."
    From a trusted layered security leader, Entrust IdentityGuard is becoming
the 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, Vejle Amt, Aristex, Swedish National Labor Market Administration,
Skanska and more.
    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 also delivers risk-based authentication using IP-geolocation
authentication for remote access environments. This can provide organizations
a unique way to more effectively identifying users in a transparent way, with
the ability to step up the authentication strength with a range of multifactor
capabilities as opposed to traditional one-size-fits-all solutions.
    For organizations looking to bolster consumer security and confidence,
Entrust IdentityGuard provides a variety of multifactor authentication
capabilities for use across a range of different user communities. Where risk
dictates that stronger authentication is needed, Entrust IdentityGuard can
provide an array of authentication capabilities, enabling organizations to not
only choose stronger authentication, but also provide a level of
    The versatility of the Entrust IdentityGuard 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
complete Web-based administration capability for user and policy management,
enabling organizations to easily distribute administrative tasks to the right
individuals, all based on role.
    The platform provides various ways of supporting mutual authentication,
including picture and caption replay. In combination with Entrust
TransactionGuard and 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
    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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