From the Wires
Entrust IdentityGuard Provides Strong Authentication for Nortel Remote Access
Entrust IdentityGuard 7.2 makes cost-effective strong authentication available for Nortel enterprise remote access customers
Jun. 14, 2005 12:35 PM
DALLAS, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entrust, Inc. , a world leader in securing digital identities and information, today announced the integration of the Entrust IdentityGuard solution with a market-leading remote access solution from Nortel Networks (NYSE: NT; TSX: NT), Nortel VPN Router (formerly Contivity), to help enable organizations deploy industry- leading security to protect the enterprise without having to incur the typical high costs of strong authentication hardware devices. This integration makes low-cost two-factor authentication for global remote access available for use with one of the market leading products in remote access, and has been certified Entrust Ready status under Entrust's global partner program.
Entrust IdentityGuard is a new strong authentication solution that replaces more expensive and traditional battery-powered tokens. The Entrust IdentityGuard solution makes use of a unique grid of characters and numbers that are in turn used to answer a random challenge, generated when accessing enterprise remote access gateways or sensitive applications.
"One of the strengths of emerging remote access systems is that they can be used to grant access to customers and partners in addition to employees. The key to that access is the ability to positively identify the user," said Charles Kolodgy, research director of Security Products at IDC. "Entrust IdentityGuard provides a simple, cost effective and secure method for performing this user authentication."
"There are millions of remote access users worldwide that need strong authentication to secure access to their networks, to protect key information like corporate IP and sensitive customer information. In the past, the choices were largely limited to expensive, battery-powered tokens," pointed out Kevin Simzer, Senior Vice President at Entrust. "Entrust IdentityGuard changes the entire enterprise security landscape. Now, enterprises can realize the cost savings delivered by Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) with affordable security. This integration with Nortel, a long-time Entrust partner and one of the industry leaders in remote access control technologies, is critical to help meet the demand for strong authentication with remote access at a low cost."
Entrust has worked rigorously to provide for a painless integration of Entrust IdentityGuard with the Nortel VPN Router. Entrust has architected the solution such that it is possible for organizations using Nortel remote access products to make only minor configuration modifications to their current gateway, with no requirement for client-side changes, reducing both cost and time for deployment. The Entrust Ready testing environment leveraged industry leader Funk Software's Steel-Belted Radius Server as the certified option for Radius in combination with Nortel VPN Router.
General availability for Entrust IdentityGuard 7.2 is planned for June 2005. For more information on Entrust IdentityGuard, please visit: http://www.entrust.com/identityguard/index.htm.
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Serving both service provider and enterprise customers, Nortel delivers innovative technology solutions encompassing end-to-end broadband, Voice over IP, multimedia services and applications, and wireless broadband designed to help people solve the world's greatest challenges. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at http://www.nortel.com/
Entrust, Inc. is a world-leader in securing digital identities and information. Over 1,400 enterprises and government agencies in more than 50 countries use Entrust solutions to help secure the digital lives of their citizens, customers, employees and partners. Our proven software and services can help customers in achieving regulatory and corporate compliance, while helping to turn security challenges such as identity theft and e-mail security into business opportunities. For more information on how Entrust can help secure your digital life, please visit: http://www.entrust.com/
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This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to a new version of the Entrust IdentityGuard product that Entrust expects to release and the expected benefits of such new release, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays or failure to complete development and/or testing of this new release, failure of this new release to support or interoperate with various hardware and software products used by typical enterprise, government and/or service provider customers, delays in the training of Entrust's sales/marketing forces in respect to the capabilities of the new release, undetected software errors or bugs in the new release, competitive pressures, market acceptance of the new release, changes in customer requirements, governmental regulations including failure to procure the necessary export classifications for the new release, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Entrust's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation Entrust's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2005. Entrust cautions investors that it might not update any or all of the foregoing forward-looking statements.
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