ActivCard Strong Authentication Technology to Support Microsoft ISA Server 2004

The ActivCard booth at the RSA Conference 2004

ActivCard AAA Server will support Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 when it is available later this year.

ActivCard AAA Server deployed with ISA Server 2004 is expected to help enterprise customers further protect their digital assets by ensuring and tracking user identities across a network from anywhere, at any time. The ActivCard Secure Remote Access Solution is expected to be a strong complement to the ISA server by adding scalable and strong two-factor authentication services for secure VPN and web access.

Andy Smith, Senior Product Marketing Manager Activcard, said to Help Net Security: “The ISA Server 2004 supports RADIUS authentication and that’s what makes it compatible with our RADIUS server one-time passoword authentication technologies.”

The ActivCard AAA Server compliance with RADIUS authentication standards provides remote users with secure access to their company network through a variety of cost-effective authentication devices including hardware and software tokens, USB keys and smart cards. The ActivCard modular solution offering also enables organizations wishing to incorporate advanced smart card-based capabilities to smoothly upgrade to ActivCard Enterprise Access Card identity badge solutions with ease – adding increased value and flexibility.

ActivCard AAA Server offers strong one-time password authentication through the use of a PIN, similar to that used for an ATM card, while eliminating the hassle and insecurities of static passwords. Unlike costly leased token solutions, ActivCard authenticators do not expire, providing a much better return on investment.

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