Entrust Brings Strong Authentication to Mobile Devices – Versatile Authentication Platform Secures Consumer and Enterprise Environments

April 28, 2010

DALLAS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ — No matter the type, size or vertical focus of an organization, Entrust, Inc. secures identities with one of the broadest ranges of authentication options on the market today – and all from a single strong authentication platform. With the newest release of Entrust IdentityGuard, Entrust will add the innovative Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile application, which seamlessly authenticates consumer, corporate or enterprise users using many of today’s most popular smartphones.

“The consistent value of this proven platform remains its versatility and cost-effectiveness,” said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. “We continue to add new strong authentication methods to Entrust IdentityGuard, with a focus on ease of deployment and use in any environment. And the addition of Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile places yet another proven authenticator on a device end-users already use as part of their everyday life.”

Entrust IdentityGuard – Easy to Use

From transparent device authentication, unique grids cards to innovative means of leveraging smartphones for strong authentication, the newest release of Entrust IdentityGuard expands on its foundation of offering the most efficient, easy-to-use authentication methods on the market today. The platform approach allows the deployment of different authenticators based on unique requirements, increasing user acceptance and reducing usability impact.

“A good authentication method will be sufficiently easy to use that it will be accepted by users as part of the tasks they perform: The easier the method, the more likely they will acknowledge it as a part of doing business – and not seek to bypass it,” said Ant Allan in a December 2009 Gartner report.(1)

Smart Authentication for your Smartphone

A key addition to the Entrust IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile is an innovative new mobile identity application that allows organizations to strongly authenticate customers, partners and enterprise users via a smartphone device. Whether for consumer, government or enterprise environments, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile represents a cost-effective, easy-to-use approach for authenticating any end-user.

Leveraging secure out-of-band techniques, and without requiring any specialized hardware, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile provides unique capabilities to help defeat the latest malware threat affecting online-banking users – man-in-the-browser. And while it’s proven to do just that, it is equally effective as a strong authentication capability for enterprise VPN access, Web portal access or corporate desktop security. Helpful options include the ability to store and save transaction history, as well as enabling deploying organizations to easily incorporate their brand into the application.

Identities in the Enterprise

Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile provides strong authentication that easily fits into the enterprise, including support for remote access, Web, and desktop strong authentication for enterprise and government initiatives. The smartphone application can manage multiple identities on a single device, making it one of the most versatile and easy-to-use soft tokens available on the market today.

Entrust Stops Man-in-the-Browser

Coupled with Entrust’s proven fraud detection platform, Entrust IdentityGuard helps enable three highly deployable and effective capabilities for thwarting man-in-the-browser malware – behavioral and transactional fraud detection; SMS authentication with transaction details; and mobile out-of-band transaction verification and signature.

Without requiring any specialized hardware, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile securely provides one-time-passcode authentication in combination with seamless out-of-band delivery of transaction details. This combination helps defend against man-in-the-browser malware – efficiently and without user inconvenience.

Popular Mobile Platforms

Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile is designed to operate with today’s leading smartphone platforms, including the Apple iPhone, RIM BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows Mobile and Symbian (Java). The new mobile authenticator will be available in summer 2010 as part of the release of Entrust IdentityGuard 9.3.

Most Authenticators, Single Solution

Entrust enables organizations to layer security – according to access requirements or the risk of a given transaction – across diverse users and applications. Entrust’s authentication capabilities include username and password, IP-geolocation, device, questions and answers, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or e-mail), grid and eGrid cards, digital certificates (in software or on smart cards/USB Tokens) and a range of one-time-passcode tokens, including Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile. Entrust also provides multiple methods of supporting mutual authentication, including picture and caption replay as well as Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates.

Want to know more about Entrust IdentityGuard 9.3? Visit entrust.com/IdentityGuard for detailed capabilities, features and support for Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile.

(1)”Good Authentication Choices for Workforce Remote Access,” Ant Allan & John Girard, Gartner, Inc., December 21, 2009.

About Entrust

Entrust provides identity-based security solutions that empower enterprises, consumers, citizens and Web sites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust’s identity-based approach offers the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. For strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, e-mail entrust@entrust.com or visit 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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