BALTIMORE, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection, today announced that its SafeNet Authentication Service (SAS) has been awarded ISO 27001:2005 certification by UL-DQS Inc. SafeNet is the only authentication services provider to receive ISO 27001:2005, which is the highest attainable credibility ranking and internationally recognized standard for information security management. This certification further demonstrates SafeNet's authentication services leadership, following the company's inclusion in the Leaders Quadrant in the December 2013Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication.
"ISO 27001 certification is a significant differentiator for SafeNet and really completes our vision for our industry-leading authentication solution. We believe that we have the best product, we are recognized as having the best vision, according to the Magic Quadrant, and now we can demonstrate unparalleled trust," said Andrew Young, vice president, Authentication Services, SafeNet, Inc. "With this certification in place, we have created an extra level of security that is now accessible to enterprise customers, who wouldn't have been able to achieve it on their own."
The ISO certification demonstrates that SafeNet is committed to ongoing development and maintenance of an Information Security Management System that an independent, third-party auditor will regularly audit and certify.
"SafeNet Authentication Service provides Epson with flexibility and cost savings, while maintaining the high levels of security necessary to secure access to sensitive data and applications," said Kevin Jones, IT infrastructure & operations manager, EMEAR, Epson. "This certification demonstrates SafeNet's commitment to increasing its security standards, and to providing customers like us with a strong authentication solution that meets our needs today and will continue to protect against tomorrow's threats."
ISO 27001 is a process-based certification recognizing companies for implementing, establishing, maintaining, and continuously improving their Information Security Management System (ISMS.) The ISO 27001 certification is a demonstration of SafeNet's overall strategy to ensure that its authentication solutions comply with the highest international and regional standards, and that its products are based on globally recognized encryption standards and protocols. By securing its authentication solutions with a hardware-based root of trust, SafeNet provides customers with full control over their authentication data regardless of access point.
"SafeNet offers a viable cloud service alternative to the traditional platform approach for identity management. The SafeNet Authentication Service provides secure, automated authentication-as-a-service and web SSO without the infrastructure, support, and cost overheads of the traditional identity management model," said Andrew Kellett, principal analyst, IT security solutions, Ovum.
SafeNet Authentication Service SafeNet Authentication Service is a cloud-based authentication solution that allows service providers and enterprises to rapidly introduce authentication-as-a-service to their customers. It also allows them to significantly reduce the cost and complexity associated with offering and implementing strong authentication, and to strengthen their security and compliance posture. This process is simplified through the flexibility and scalability of automated workflows, vendor-agnostic token integrations, and broad APIs. In addition, management capabilities and processes are fully automated and customizable—providing a seamless and enhanced user experience. With no infrastructure required, SafeNet Authentication Service enables a quick migration to a multi-tier and multi-tenant cloud environment, and protects everything from cloud-based and on-premises applications to networks, users, and devices.
About SafeNet, Inc. Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet's data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high-value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments. Learn more about SafeNet on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.