Entrust IdentityGuard 8.1 … A Good Thing Gets Even Better

DALLAS, June 27 /CNW/ — Already supporting a range of
authentication choices in its award winning Entrust IdentityGuard, Entrust,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU) has packed even more flexibility and functionality to its
multi-factor authentication platform. Entrust IdentityGuard 8.1 supports
token-based authentication, has expanded its Microsoft desktop security
support to include options like 802.x wireless and delivers key platform and
application server support for increased deployment flexibility. The wide
range of authentication options and deployment flexibility help enable
organizations to choose both the configuration and authentication options that
they believe are right for them, all in a single, cost-effective platform.

“Organizations don’t want to install a bunch of different point products
to offer different authentication options to employees, business partners and
customers. They want one complete authentication platform that can support a
range of options,” said Entrust Chief Technology Officer Chris Voice. “With
the added support of key platforms and ubiquitous Microsoft desktop and server
applications, enterprise customers will be able to more easily add strong
authentication to a range of sensitive applications. Since many companies
have a need to move quickly to either meet regulatory requirements, pass
technology audits or just offer more services online to their customers,
employees and business partners, this new functionality will help allow them
to address security issues quickly and then move on to what’s even more
important — doing business.”

Entrust IdentityGuard 8.1 builds on its past support for Linux by adding
support for Windows 2003 and Solaris 9 and 10. BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere
application servers are also supported, enabling organizations with
significant investments in these products to leverage them for deploying
Entrust IdentityGuard. In addition to past support for strong authentication
to the Microsoft desktop, Entrust IdentityGuard 8.1 now adds support for
native Microsoft applications including RAS, IP-SEC and 802.x wireless
authentication. Leading Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Outlook Web
Access, also will be supported with a standard plug-in to either Microsoft IIS
or Microsoft ISA Firewalls.

Entrust IdentityGuard is a comprehensive multi-factor authentication
platform for Internet and enterprise applications. This suite of strong
authentication capabilities can help enable organizations to take a risk-based
approach to tailoring security deployment. The flexible deployment options
allow organizations to match strong authentication methods to the level of
risk they have determined to be associated with the different types of users,
transactions, and applications in their environment.

“Flexibility, openness and choice are key attributes organizations will be
looking for when choosing a strong authentication solution,” said IDC Research
Director Sally Hudson. “Entrust IdentityGuard provides a platform capable of
addressing the authentication needs of many organizations.”
Entrust IdentityGuard 8.1 is now available through Entrust and authorized

For more information: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2006/27/c5822.html

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