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Entrust’s Credentialing, Smartcard Security Solutions Honored at 2011 GSN Homeland Security Awards

Trio of awards validate Entrust’s innovation and leadership in smartcards, government credentialing and certificate management

DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Entrust, Inc. was honored three times during 2011 Government Security News (GSN) Homeland Security Awards Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C. Entrust’s security solutions were bestowed awards for the Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance, Best Smartcard Solution and Best Certificate Management Solution.

“Entrust’s leadership in government security and credentialing have always been appreciated by those closely involved in critical security projects, but we’re appreciative of additional validation from trusted sources that helps others understand the importance of what we do to protect the identities of government staff and employees,” said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner.

The GSN Homeland Security Awards judging panel consisted of three respected leaders in various fields. The GSN presented 45 technology awards divided into three important categories: Outstanding Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Outstanding Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions; and Most Effective Federal, State and Local Government Agency Programs, Projects and Initiatives.

As further validation of its HSPD-12/FIP 201 solution offerings, Entrust announced Tuesday a four-year, $4.5 million agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to continue providing hosted PKI services and digital certificates as the security infrastructure for HSPD-12 initiatives. An incumbent in the re-compete proposal, Entrust has provided managed public key infrastructure (PKI) solutions and services for the GSA’s credentialing program since 2007.

“It’s important for organizations to consider security solutions and platforms that are proven and trusted across a number of different verticals and environments,” said Conner. “This demonstrates a high level of interoperability and real-world success in a variety of industries, furthering Entrust’s core mission to provide the most trusted and reliable identity-based security solutions.”

The PKI framework automates the management of digital certificates that are used by individuals, applications and devices. This helps enable security services such as strong authentication, integrity of digitally signed data, physical access to buildings and facilities, and the protection of encrypted data to an organization using public-key cryptography.

The GSN Homeland Security Awards celebrate the ongoing public-private partnership between all branches of federal, state and local government in the United States and the private-sector vendors of IT security and physical security products, solutions and technologies, whose combined efforts successfully defend and protect the nation’s people, property and way of life.

Entrust is a leader in global electronic machine-readable travel documents (eMRTD) and credentialing deployment and design, offering proven turnkey smartcard eIDs and PKI solutions that can be scaled for environments in various verticals and of unique scope. More than 1,000 government and commercial organizations have purchased Entrust PKI solutions since Entrust brought the first PKI to market in the 1990s. Entrust also offers a convenient hosted PKI service — branded Entrust Managed Services PKI — that helps reduce upfront investment or the need for in-house experts and secure facilities.

Whether for simple physical or logical access, or the more advanced eMRTD credentials, Entrust offers a proven, end-to-end hosted service for consolidating identity-based credentials. Built on Entrust Managed Services PKI, Entrust produces and manages a single unified identity credential for each person associated with an enterprise, government agency or citizen population..

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About Entrust

A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust empowers enterprises, governments, financial institutions, citizens and websites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust’s customer-centric focus is the foundation to delivering organizations an unmatched level of security, trust and value. For strong authentication, credentialing, physical and logical access, mobile security, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, email entrust@entrust.com or visit www.entrust.com. Let’s talk.

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