Authentify Introduces Landmark Authentication Service to Protect Against Internet Fraud

mVPN Licenses Authentify|Register(TM) to Provide Secure Registration Process

for Digital Certificates



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Authentify, Inc.

    CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Authentify, Inc., an emerging provider of
 Internet identity solutions, today introduced a first-of-its-kind product,
 Authentify|Register.  The company also announced that leading middleware
 provider mVPN, LLC has integrated Authentify|Register into its mPKI
 Platform(TM).  The integration enables mVPN to provide a crucial layer of
 security for its e-business customers by providing them an enhanced process
 for the secure deployment of digital certificates.
     Authentify|Register is an automated solution that enables organizations to
 perform real-time, two-factor user authentication during an Internet session
 via a standard Web browser and telephone line.  Authentify synchronizes an
 Internet session with an automated, outbound telephone call. During this call,
 a keypad entry from the user is required and a voice recording or other
 customized voice application is collected.  This not only acts as a strong
 deterrent to a would-be fraudster, but it also allows Authentify to collect a
 strong audit trail of the entire transaction.  Some potential applications for
 this technology include registering for online banking services, enrolling for
 a digital certificate, conducting an online trade, accessing a secured
 corporate network, participating in an online auction or conducting business
 in an e-marketplace.
     Authentify|Register provides instant scalability and expedites the
 deployment of a secure authentication process.  This unique technology, which
 is designed for organizations who wish to provide a critical level of
 protection within their existing security strategies, virtually eliminates
 Internet-related fraud and integrates seamlessly with an organization's
 existing security, e-commerce and operational infrastructures.
     "Identity authentication is critical to the advancement of e-business and
 is a security component that is woeful in the majority of today's online
 transactions," said Peter Tapling, Authentify president & CEO.
 "Authentify|Register moves beyond password and PINs in order to reach behind
 the computer and "touch" the individual behind an e-business transaction.
 mVPN recognized this need and together we have built a world-class solution
 for access to VPNs. It is our objective to have organizations view Authentify
 as a trusted collaborator in the race to eliminate Internet fraud entirely."
     mVPN, a leading provider of turnkey security solutions for the enterprise,
 is using Authentify|Register to assist in the secure deployment of digital
 certificates.  mVPN's product, the mPKI Platform, offers seamless digital
 certificate distribution to end-users through a secure hosting Certificate and
 Registration Authority and proprietary Web-based management interface.  The
 solution provides security, deployment, lifecycle management, and control
 capabilities that enable e-business applications for mVPN customers.
     "mVPN needed to efficiently and securely validate large numbers of
 individuals from remote locations in a real-time, hands-free environment,"
 said David Croston, mVPN president. "We were looking for a partner who
 understood the global nature of our business and could scale to our volume.
 Authentify provides us with an Internet security technology that completes our
 vision for the solution.  Authentify's technology easily integrates with, and
 is a key component of, our highly-secure platform."
     "There is a definite need in the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) space to
 ensure user identities during an automated digital identity enrollment
 process," added Tapling.  "The level of non-repudiation in a transaction is
 increased by assuring identities during this process, and by capturing an
 audit trail of the entire transaction.  According to research firm Gartner,
 Inc., deployments of PKI products and services, one of the catalysts for e-
 business, are expected to surpass $1.3 billion by 2003.  With the debut of
 Authentify|Register, we provide an unsurpassed way for organizations such as
 mVPN to maximize the impact of this evolving market."
 
     About mVPN, LLC
     mVPN is a leading provider of turnkey security solutions for the
 enterprise.  Its mPKI Platform offers seamless digital certificate deployment
 to end users through a secure hosted Certificate and Registration Authority
 and proprietary management interface.  This solution provides IT consultants,
 e-commerce service providers, hardware integrators and enterprises with a
 robust security platform for e-business, VPN deployment, and Extranet
 authentication.  mVPN is based in Rhode Island.  For more information about
 the company, call 1-866-MPKI.COM or visit them on the Web at
 http://www.mpki.com .
 
     About Authentify
     Authentify, Inc. provides Internet identity management products and
 services that enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively provide
 real-time user authentication during an Internet session.  By leveraging the
 familiarity of telephone networks, Authentify ensures that deployment of e-
 Security is practical for business and easy for consumers.  The company's
 patent-pending process seamlessly integrates into existing online processes
 that have been developed for e-business, secure information access, and the
 distribution of security credentials.  The Authentify solution provides a
 trusted, real-time mechanism for the management of digital credentials and
 username/password systems for employees, trading partners and customers, while
 also ensuring the availability of a comprehensive audit trail.  Authentify is
 privately held and based in Chicago, Illinois.  Visit Authentify on the Web at
 http://www.authentify.com , or call 773-243-0300.
     Authentify, the Authentify logo, and Authentify|Register are trademarks of
 Authentify, Inc.  All other product names, service marks, and trademarks
 mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Authentify, Inc.
    CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Authentify, Inc., an emerging provider of
 Internet identity solutions, today introduced a first-of-its-kind product,
 Authentify|Register.  The company also announced that leading middleware
 provider mVPN, LLC has integrated Authentify|Register into its mPKI
 Platform(TM).  The integration enables mVPN to provide a crucial layer of
 security for its e-business customers by providing them an enhanced process
 for the secure deployment of digital certificates.
     Authentify|Register is an automated solution that enables organizations to
 perform real-time, two-factor user authentication during an Internet session
 via a standard Web browser and telephone line.  Authentify synchronizes an
 Internet session with an automated, outbound telephone call. During this call,
 a keypad entry from the user is required and a voice recording or other
 customized voice application is collected.  This not only acts as a strong
 deterrent to a would-be fraudster, but it also allows Authentify to collect a
 strong audit trail of the entire transaction.  Some potential applications for
 this technology include registering for online banking services, enrolling for
 a digital certificate, conducting an online trade, accessing a secured
 corporate network, participating in an online auction or conducting business
 in an e-marketplace.
     Authentify|Register provides instant scalability and expedites the
 deployment of a secure authentication process.  This unique technology, which
 is designed for organizations who wish to provide a critical level of
 protection within their existing security strategies, virtually eliminates
 Internet-related fraud and integrates seamlessly with an organization's
 existing security, e-commerce and operational infrastructures.
     "Identity authentication is critical to the advancement of e-business and
 is a security component that is woeful in the majority of today's online
 transactions," said Peter Tapling, Authentify president & CEO.
 "Authentify|Register moves beyond password and PINs in order to reach behind
 the computer and "touch" the individual behind an e-business transaction.
 mVPN recognized this need and together we have built a world-class solution
 for access to VPNs. It is our objective to have organizations view Authentify
 as a trusted collaborator in the race to eliminate Internet fraud entirely."
     mVPN, a leading provider of turnkey security solutions for the enterprise,
 is using Authentify|Register to assist in the secure deployment of digital
 certificates.  mVPN's product, the mPKI Platform, offers seamless digital
 certificate distribution to end-users through a secure hosting Certificate and
 Registration Authority and proprietary Web-based management interface.  The
 solution provides security, deployment, lifecycle management, and control
 capabilities that enable e-business applications for mVPN customers.
     "mVPN needed to efficiently and securely validate large numbers of
 individuals from remote locations in a real-time, hands-free environment,"
 said David Croston, mVPN president. "We were looking for a partner who
 understood the global nature of our business and could scale to our volume.
 Authentify provides us with an Internet security technology that completes our
 vision for the solution.  Authentify's technology easily integrates with, and
 is a key component of, our highly-secure platform."
     "There is a definite need in the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) space to
 ensure user identities during an automated digital identity enrollment
 process," added Tapling.  "The level of non-repudiation in a transaction is
 increased by assuring identities during this process, and by capturing an
 audit trail of the entire transaction.  According to research firm Gartner,
 Inc., deployments of PKI products and services, one of the catalysts for e-
 business, are expected to surpass $1.3 billion by 2003.  With the debut of
 Authentify|Register, we provide an unsurpassed way for organizations such as
 mVPN to maximize the impact of this evolving market."
 
     About mVPN, LLC
     mVPN is a leading provider of turnkey security solutions for the
 enterprise.  Its mPKI Platform offers seamless digital certificate deployment
 to end users through a secure hosted Certificate and Registration Authority
 and proprietary management interface.  This solution provides IT consultants,
 e-commerce service providers, hardware integrators and enterprises with a
 robust security platform for e-business, VPN deployment, and Extranet
 authentication.  mVPN is based in Rhode Island.  For more information about
 the company, call 1-866-MPKI.COM or visit them on the Web at
 http://www.mpki.com .
 
     About Authentify
     Authentify, Inc. provides Internet identity management products and
 services that enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively provide
 real-time user authentication during an Internet session.  By leveraging the
 familiarity of telephone networks, Authentify ensures that deployment of e-
 Security is practical for business and easy for consumers.  The company's
 patent-pending process seamlessly integrates into existing online processes
 that have been developed for e-business, secure information access, and the
 distribution of security credentials.  The Authentify solution provides a
 trusted, real-time mechanism for the management of digital credentials and
 username/password systems for employees, trading partners and customers, while
 also ensuring the availability of a comprehensive audit trail.  Authentify is
 privately held and based in Chicago, Illinois.  Visit Authentify on the Web at
 http://www.authentify.com , or call 773-243-0300.
     Authentify, the Authentify logo, and Authentify|Register are trademarks of
 Authentify, Inc.  All other product names, service marks, and trademarks
 mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Authentify, Inc.