DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrust, Inc., a leader in securing online identities and information, is a finalist in the 2011 SC Magazine Awards for the fourth consecutive year. Honored in two categories — Best Multifactor Product and Best Managed Security Service — Entrust IdentityGuard and Entrust PKI Managed Services were named as premiere solutions in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services.
"Third-party industry honors only further validate the innovation and creativity of our talented security experts, software engineers and cryptographers," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "And it's this momentum, awareness and recognition that help organizations realize the value in siding with proven security solutions and services — especially from a single, trusted vendor."
Sales of Entrust's strong authentication platform have grown by 50 percent year-to-date. This momentum is further qualified with more than 32 million Entrust IdentityGuard digital certificates issued to date, expanding the company's footprint as a leading strong authentication expert.
Entrust IdentityGuard and Entrust PKI Managed Services were selected from hundreds of entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories. Finalists will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers — security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets.
"These are two of the most exciting and illuminating award categories, as the finalists have to demonstrate the unique combination of strength in product, organization and fight against cybercrime to secure the vote of our readers," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.
In its 14th year, the annual SC Awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches and critical vendor innovation. The awards honor service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits — all working to help improve global security.
Winners of this year's SC Magazine Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony in San Francisco, Calif., Tuesday, February 15, 2011.
SC Magazine was named winner of 2010 Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). It provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the most extensive collection of product reviews in the business.
Entrust Managed Services PKI allows organizations to establish and maintain a trustworthy environment by providing certificates that secure many off-the-shelf applications using encryption, digital signatures and strong certificate authentication. This enables organizations to control access to resources, prevent theft of information, and comply with privacy and digital signature regulations.
Entrust IdentityGuard enables organizations to layer security — according to access requirements or the risk of a given transaction — across diverse users and applications. Entrust's authentication capabilities include username and password, IP-geolocation, device, questions and answers, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or e-mail), grid and eGrid cards, digital certificates (in software or on smart cards/USB tokens) and a range of one-time-passcode tokens, including Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile.
Entrust provides identity-based security solutions that empower enterprises, consumers, citizens and Web sites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust's identity-based approach offers the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. For strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.entrust.com.
SOURCE Entrust, Inc.