Securant Technologies Wins Network World Blue Ribbon Award for Best Web Access Control Product


ClearTrust SecureControl(R)Tops Network World List in

Head-to-Head Comparison with Entrust, Netegrity,

Oblix, OpenNetwork and Symantec

Securant Technologies(R) – the company that secures eBusiness – today announced that ClearTrust SecureControl(R) has received the coveted Blue Ribbon Award from Network World magazine as the best Web Access Control product. In a head-to-head comparative review that appeared in the May 29 issue, ClearTrust SecureControl was judged to be superior in all categories to competing offerings from Entrust Technologies (NASDAQ: ENTU), Netegrity (NASDAQ: NETE), Oblix, OpenNetwork Technologies, and Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC). Blue Ribbon Awards are given to the highest scoring product in a Network World comparative product evaluation. The complete review is available online at

“ClearTrust SecureControl tops our list. Its unique features – including `Smart Rules’ that allow or deny access depending on definable user attributes; a rule-testing feature that lets you select a user account and resource and verify access permissions; and `event actions’ features that can trigger another task when a system event occurs – coupled with its ability to communicate with a Check Point Firewall-1 to block a potential hacker’s IP address and a powerful, intuitive interface earns it the Network World Blue Ribbon award,” said Network World’s reviewers.

In the review, Network World tested each product in the following areas:

– Administration and management

– Security services including access control, intrusion

detection, SSL support, and authentication methods

– Enterprise features such as support for directory services,

operating systems, and Web servers

– Performance, including redundancy and scalability

– Installation and documentation

– Serviceability, or the ability for the program to be

customized to work in existing infrastructures

“To manage the large number of users and permissions associated with eBusiness applications, enterprises require an access management system that not only centralizes, but also automates authorization, authentication, and administration functions,” said Eric Olden, Chief Technology Officer, Securant Technologies. “The fact that ClearTrust SecureControl in the past week has won head-to-head product comparisons in Network World and Network Computing, two of the industry’s most respected technical publications, is conclusive evidence that Securant provides the most manageable, scaleable, and secure Web access control solution available.”

About ClearTrust SecureControl

ClearTrust SecureControl is an integrated, rules-based, and directory-enabled suite of security products that provides a secure infrastructure for controlling user access to Web-based resources including applications, content and transactions. ClearTrust SecureControl uses natural language business rules (called Smart Rules(TM)) to centralize, unify, and automate every component of access management including access control, single-sign on, authentication, authorization, delegated administration, policy assessment, threat detection, and auditing. ClearTrust SecureControl also allows, via its Virtual Business Units, time consuming user administration workloads to be distributed on three levels: within a company (across departments, divisions, etc.); externally to Extranet partners and customers; and to individual users/subscribers via a self-service function. Finally, ClearTrust SecureControl provides integrated application level threat detection and counter measures to proactively secure eBusiness transactions and prevent fraud.

About Securant Technologies

Securant Technologies, the company that secures eBusiness, is a leading provider of Internet security software for managing user access to Web-based resources including applications, content, and transactions. The company’s flagship product, ClearTrust SecureControl, uses natural language business rules to centralize, unify, and automate every facet of access management including user authentication, authorization, access control, single sign-on, delegated administration, application-level threat detection, policy assessment, and auditing. Securant customers include Royal Bank of Scotland, ABNAmro, Baker Street, Chase Hambrecht & Quist, Lehman Brothers, Experian, Caterpillar, Scientific Atlanta and Thomson Financial. The company’s partners include Access 360, Baltimore Technologies, BEA Systems, Inc., Bowstreet, Check Point Software Technologies, Compaq, Cylink, Deloitte & Touche LLP, EDS, Entact Information Security Corporation, Entrust Technologies, Epicentric, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, iPlanet, Microsoft, nCipher, Novell, Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RSA Security, Silverstream Software, SiteLite, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, Tibco Software, VeriSign, and Xcert. Securant is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. To contact us call 415.764.4900, visit, or write to

ClearTrust, ClearTrust SecureControl and Securant Technologies are registered trademarks of Securant Technologies. Unified Access Management and ClearTrust Virtual Business Units are trademarks of Securant Technologies Inc. Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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