RSA 2008: IdentityGuard gets administrator authentication

For enterprise authentication, organizations want to leverage more choices for remote access to desktops and web based applications, extending the need for a layered approach to security. Adding to its already extensive range of authentication choices, Entrust added critical administrator authentication support for Windows and Unix to its versatile authentication platform, Entrust IdentityGuard.

Built on standards like Web services and Radius, Entrust IdentityGuard easily fits into an organization to protect critical enterprise assets. This includes the ability to protect remote access applications (e.g., IP-Sec and SSL VPN, Citrix); Web applications, including Microsoft Outlook Web Access; and Microsoft Windows desktops. New to the product, Entrust IdentityGuard also can now strongly authenticate administrators accessing Microsoft Windows servers, both locally and remotely. Entrust IdentityGuard will introduce support for protecting administrator access to Unix servers, giving deploying organizations the ability to protect users and servers across a heterogeneous environment.

Entrust IdentityGuard enables organizations to layer security — according to access requirements or the risk of a given transaction — across diverse users and applications. The platform’s authentication options include username and password, IP-geolocation, machine/device, questions and answers, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or e-mail), grid cards and a range of one-time-password tokens — priced as low as $5 each. Entrust IdentityGuard also provides multiple methods of supporting mutual authentication, including picture and caption replay.

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