ActivCard Launches Digital Identity Services for Novell Nsure Secure Identity
Management Solutions ActivPack 2.0 for Novell eDirectory Offers the Only Two-Factor Authentication Solution for Novell Nsure Featuring Fully Integrated Smart Card And Token Management
FREMONT, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ActivCard(R) (Nasdaq: ACTI; Nasdaq Europe: ACTI), the leader in IDentity Management (IDM) software, today announced ActivPack(TM) 2.0 for Novell(R) eDirectory(TM), offering token and smart card-based secure digital identity services for Novell Nsure(TM) secure identity management solutions. This new version of ActivPack provides the integrated multi-factor authentication sought by IT managers, security officers, and system administrators responsible for validating that users are who they say they are for:
— Secure local login to Novell eDirectory that replaces static passwords with secure One Time Passwords or digital certificates
— Strengthened authentication for VPN remote access via Novell BorderManager(R)
— Secure web access through Novell iChain(R)
The ActivCard solution supports a variety of authentication methods, and customers can deploy with a combination of tokens, USB keys, or smart cards to meet the unique requirements of the user base.
“The depth of security provided by ActivCard in combination with Novell eDirectory is crucial for companies facing the dual challenge of managing private data and ensuring streamlined secure access for employees, partners and customers,” said Wendy Steinle, director of marketing for Novell Nsure(TM) solutions. “By integrating ActivPack authentication methods with NMAS and Novell eDirectory as part of a complete secure identity management solution, customers can confidently extend their business resources to the right people.”
Consolidated Administration Within Novell ConsoleOne(R)
Embedded in Novell ConsoleOne, ActivPack leverages the central management capabilities of eDirectory to assign and associate users to tokens and smart cards and to manage tasks such as initializing tokens, resynchronizing, importing and storing user credentials and data. ActivPack operates upon Novell’s foundation of a single point of administration for the day-to-day demands of managing users, desktops, network security, and applications. The ActivCard solution enables organizations to administer users and their rights centrally without requiring modification of existing corporate directory infrastructure, eliminating costly dual administration of user credentials.
“Organizations are increasingly requiring solutions to securely transition to more efficient web-based business models that provide real-time access for employees and partners. With ActivPack and Novell, Novacoast is offering our customers integrated solutions that deliver the confidence that their systems are locked down and secure so they know exactly who’s accessing their services,” said Adam Gray, chief technology officer of Novacoast, Inc. — recognized by Novell as its 2002 Partner of the Year and 2003 Novell Service Excellence Award recipient.
The Only Fully Integrated Smart Card and Token Authentication Solution for Novell Customers
In addition to the full range of ActivCard tokens, ActivPack, when deployed with ActivCard Gold(TM) middleware, significantly expands choice of smart cards and USB devices — including the latest Java Card(TM) smart cards from leading manufacturers*. While adding stronger authentication methods to eDirectory, ActivCard offers customers the flexibility to deploy multi- application smart cards for digital ID solutions that include encrypted email and PKI, one-time-passwords, and biometrics for securing business applications.
“ActivCard and Novell have been working together to bring to market comprehensive identity solutions for the past four years. When ActivCard smart card solutions are deployed with Novell Nsure secure identity management solutions, our customers reap multiple rewards of increased security, mobility for user credentials and the advantages of a smooth deployment.” said Andy Smith, ActivCard senior product marketing manager.
* A list of compatible smart cards can be obtained from ActivCard.
ActivCard, www.activcard.com, is the leader in IDentity Management (IDM) software for remote access, secure sign-on and digital ID card solutions. Our scalable IDM and strong authentication solutions are trusted by organizations — from enterprise to governments around the world. ActivCard IDM systems deliver maximum Return On Identity(TM) (ROI) through increased security, reduced cost, and user convenience. The modular product design allows our customers to add capabilities as required, preserving their investment.
The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties as identified in the Company’s periodic filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to those appearing under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report Form 10K dated March 31, 2003. . Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. The Company expressly disclaims the obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.
NOTE: ActivCard is a registered trademark and ActivCard Gold, ActivCard Identity Management System, ActivPack, Corporate Access Card, Return on Identity and Trinity are trademarks of ActivCard in the United States and/or other countries. Novell, BorderManager, ConsoleOne and iChain are registered trademarks, and eDirectory, NMAS and Nsure are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.