Affordable security expert expands Entrust IdentityGuard authenticators
and integration partner support, improves enterprise capabilities
DALLAS April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Already offering more
authenticators from a single platform than any solution on the market today,
Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU), introduces the latest release of Entrust
IdentityGuard, which adds support for SMS soft tokens and digital
certificates. The proven strong authentication solution has been enhanced with
improved administration and reporting, simplified enterprise integration and
support for new integration partners.
"Today's organization requires affordable strong authentication solutions
that can scale to address the needs of enterprise and consumer environments
without unnecessary costs," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "To
push innovation and respond to those demands, the newest release of Entrust
IdentityGuard features even more methods of authentication -- versatility and
cost-effectiveness no other platform on the market today can match."
The release of Entrust IdentityGuard 9.2 enables organizations to use
digital certificates -- stored locally or on secure devices like smart cards
or USB tokens -- for strong authentication. Compatible with any X.509 digital
certificate -- whether from Entrust's managed digital certificate service or a
third party -- organizations may use Entrust IdentityGuard as their central
authentication platform to smartly match security to the appropriate level of
risk. This scalability not only strengthens enterprise security but can also
help to improve an organization's return on investment.
To help organizations fight the persistent advance of fraud techniques,
the platform's out-of-band authentication capabilities have been enhanced with
the inclusion of one-time-passcode (OTP) SMS soft tokens. This new 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 device.
Announced as part of the Entrust IdentityGuard Self Service Server in
December 2008, the soft eGrid authenticator provides another strong
second-factor authentication method without the need to deploy a physical
device. Much like electronically stored digital certificates and SMS soft
tokens, the Entrust IdentityGuard eGrid can provide strong authentication
without requiring end-users to carry physical hardware tokens or installing
software on their mobile device.
"Not only does Entrust want to add desired capabilities, but we also
strive to provide customers affordable, convenient alternatives to traditional
high-priced, hardware-token authentication," said Conner. "While hardware
tokens are appropriate for some high-risk transactions, we strongly believe
matching authentication based on risk or access requirements can be more
cost-effective and easier on end-users."
Already supporting both event-based OATH HOTP and 3DES time-and-event
authentication algorithms, Entrust IdentityGuard 9.2 adds another standard to
the platform with support for the new time-based OATH TOTP algorithm. This
provides enhanced security capabilities for users in both enterprise and
consumer environments, and expands choices for end organizations.
For broader enterprise security, Entrust now supports integration with
Microsoft Internet Access Gateway (IAG), SonicWall and Array Networks for
secure remote access applications and clients. This builds on Entrust's
existing integration support for products from vendors such as Juniper,
Citrix, F5, Cisco, Nortel, Checkpoint, Microsoft ISAPI among others. This
growth is coupled with enhanced administration and reporting capabilities to
address stronger compliance and audit requirements.
Traditionally supporting standards such as Web services, Radius and
Microsoft ISAPI for rapid enterprise integration, Entrust IdentityGuard has
been refined with capabilities to provide quicker migration of legacy,
single-purpose authentication, as well as the ability to better leverage
existing user information within the platform.
Entrust IdentityGuard is recognized as a benchmark by leading analyst
firms for strong authentication to help organizations address a range of
security and regulatory legislation requirements. Leading financial
institutions, enterprises and government agencies have deployed the platform,
including DnB Nor, 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.
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 profiling, questions and
answers, digital certificates, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via
voice, SMS or e-mail), grid cards, SMS soft tokens, 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.
The award-winning Entrust IdentityGuard platform can be deployed with
Entrust TransactionGuard, Entrust's zero-touch fraud detection solution, to
provide organizations with a highly effective and comprehensive solution for
More information on Entrust IdentityGuard can be found by visiting
Entrust (Nasdaq: ENTU) 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
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