India's Leading Credit Rating Firm Switches to Entrust IdentityGuard

    Agreement allows CRISIL to deploy more efficient, cost-effective strong
    authentication for mobile workforce

    DALLAS, June 11 /CNW/ -- India's leading credit rating, research, risk
and policy advisory company, CRISIL, required a more efficient, cost-effective
solution to secure their remote users. To solve the challenge and enable
secure communication with their mobile workforce, Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU)
and partner IndusFace Consulting deployed the Entrust IdentityGuard versatile
authentication platform and one-time-passcode (OTP) tokens.
    "The Entrust IdentityGuard authentication platform provided us with a
cost-effective solution to extend two-factor authentication capabilities to
many more remote access users than was previously possible," said CRISIL Chief
Technology Officer Hiren Shah. "What we specifically liked about the Entrust
IdentityGuard solution was the choice of having the option to deploy multiple
types of tokens."
    CRISIL cited the comprehensive cost-benefit of Entrust's strong
authentication solution in terms of initial investment and recurring long-term
costs as the main reasons behind adopting the solution. The platform's dynamic
multifactor authentication capabilities enable the organization to provide its
employees a variety of authenticators, as necessary.
    "A trusted firm in India, CRISIL recognized the capabilities of hardware
tokens, but traditional token offerings were often too expensive for the
organization, which strives for a security strategy that is both efficient and
cost-effective," said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bill Conner. "Particularly as a means to authenticate a mobile workforce,
Entrust IdentityGuard tokens represent an affordable alternative for
organizations seeking a high level of security provided by one-time-passcode
tokens but haven't been able to justify the cost -- until now."
    The agreement, facilitated by IndusFace Consulting, displaced CRISIL's
previous token vendor for the Entrust IdentityGuard versatile authentication
platform -- a key component of strong layered security strategy -- and $5
Entrust IdentityGuard Mini Tokens to help protect their valuable corporate
resources from external breach.
    IndusFace Consulting Chief Technology Officer Ashish Tandon added, "Our
in-depth knowledge in deploying Entrust solutions in heterogeneous
environments made it possible for us to successfully implement the entire
Entrust IdentityGuard solution, as well as meet all project timelines to
perfection and customer satisfaction for CRISIL. It has been our privilege to
work with CRISIL and we remain committed to customer service and
    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
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-passcode tokens -- priced as low as $5 each. Entrust
IdentityGuard also provides multiple methods of supporting mutual
authentication, including picture and caption replay.
    The Entrust IdentityGuard solution helps organizations minimize
operational challenges such as burden 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.
    A Standard and Poor's Company, CRISIL offers domestic and international
customers a unique combination of local insights and global perspectives,
delivering independent information, opinions and solutions that help them make
better informed business and investment decisions, improve the efficiency of
markets and market participants, and help shape infrastructure policy and
projects. Its integrated range of capabilities includes credit ratings and
risk assessment; research on India's economy, industries and companies;
investment research outsourcing; fund services; risk management and
infrastructure advisory services.
    IndusFace Consulting offers an extensive range of information security
solutions, as well as identity and access management services, through its
experienced, certified and trained staff. IndusFace Consulting has serviced
more than 150 satisfied customers, which includes Fortune 500 organizations
belonging to various industry verticals like telecom, healthcare, IT,
manufacturing, ITeS, financial, energy and power, and software, spread across
India, the Middle East and North America. IndusFace Consulting is also
empanelled with CERT-IN (Government of India) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
as information security auditors.
    About Entrust
    Entrust (Nasdaq:   ENTU) secures digital identities and information for
consumers, enterprises and governments in 1,700 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

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