SC Magazine: Entrust Versatile Authentication Platform the 'Complete Package'

Entrust recognized as a top vendor among 12 evaluated; Entrust IdentityGuard named publication's 'Best Buy' of January 2010

Jan 19, 2010, 07:00 ET from Entrust

DALLAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Already a proven security provider for enterprise and consumer environments, Entrust, Inc. received high praise from SC Magazine regarding the latest release of the Entrust IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform. The publication, which targets IT security professionals, gave the strong authentication solution a five-star rating and named it their "Best Buy" of January 2010.

"As organizations extend strong authentication to more users and applications, it is critical that flexibility and cost-effectiveness are a part of the equation," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "This accolade is further proof that Entrust's strong authentication solutions can provide versatility and cost-effectiveness to global organizations concerned about online fraud and malicious attacks."

Entrust's strong authentication solutions are widely used in hundreds of organizations globally, strengthening security for employee remote access, Microsoft® Outlook® Web Access, consumer and corporate online-banking, and eGovernment Web applications.

After completing SC Magazine's multifactor authentication evaluation, the Entrust IdentityGuard solution received high honors across all six SC Magazine evaluation categories, including product features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support and value for money. The testing was underpinned by the importance of using two or three methods of authentication to properly verify the identity of an individual or legitimacy of a transaction.

"Since it is no longer prudent for an organization protecting sensitive information to rely solely on a simple username and password as its secured form of protection, then these multifactor authentication solutions must deliver a reliable, cost-effective and easily managed offering for organizations of all shapes and sizes," said SC Magazine's Michael Lipinski during the publication's multifactor authentication group test.

Looking at 12 global vendors, Lipinski stated that Entrust delivered a "complete package that is priced well." He added, "The solution provided everything we wanted in a multifactor solution ... We found this solution very impressive."

The Entrust IdentityGuard authentication platform is also a finalist for one of the best "Multi- and Second-factor Solutions" in the 2010 SC Awards for outstanding achievement in information technology security. In addition, the Entrust IdentityGuard solution was named as a premiere solution in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services. The platform was selected from more than 600 entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories. Winners of all SC Awards will be announced March 2 in San Francisco, Calif.

To read SC Magazine's full review of Entrust IdentityGuard, please visit

Entrust 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. Entrust also provides multiple methods of supporting mutual authentication, including picture and caption replay as well as Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates.

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About Entrust

Entrust provides trusted solutions that secure digital identities and information for enterprises and governments in 2,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Offering trusted security for less, Entrust solutions represent the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. These include SSL, strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates and PKI. For information, call 888-690-2424, e-mail or visit

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