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User authentication technology gives organizations multiple layers of security
Organizations are burdened today by an ever-increasing number of security threats. With so many individuals having access to a company through the network or Web presence, user authentication has become a critical security issue.
Traditionally, most companies have relied on single-factor authentication - asking users to provide only a username and password. But since this information is often easily obtained, an organization's security threshold is significantly diminished, thus making the company more prone to malicious attacks.
Two-factor or multifactor user authentication techniques offer much greater security by asking the user to present not only information (password or PIN) but also something they have in their possession (an ATM card or token, for instance), or to submit biometric data such as a fingerprint or retinal scan. When leading companies worldwide want superior and cost-effective solutions for user authentication, they choose products from Entrust.
Entrust delivers superior solutions for user authentication
Entrust is a leading provider of layered security solutions for enterprises, governments and consumers around the world. Entrust's leading user authentication solution, Entrust IdentityGuard, is a versatile authentication platform that offers one of the broadest ranges of user authentication capabilities in the industry.
Entrust IdentityGuard enables organizations to establish layers of security by matching the most appropriate user authentication method to a particular transaction risk. Entrust IdentityGuard's methods for authentication include:
- Username and password
- Device authentication
- Grid authentication
- Knowledge-based authentication
- Out-of-band authentication
- Tokens, including hardware tokens and display cards
- One-time-password lists
Entrust IdentityGuard uses non-invasive authentication methods that present minimal impact on the user experience. This innovative solution also allows organizations to manage the cost and complexity of user authentication by streamlining administration of central policy management. And its open architecture and stable platform facilitate the addition of new and innovative authentication options to prepare the organization for whatever the next wave of threats may be.
Multifactor authentication provides greater user security
Entrust provides additional solutions for authenticating users:
Entrust USB Tokens offer a cost-effective hardware solution for user authentication. These durable devices store a user's digital certificate and keys - when connected to a USB port, users must enter a PIN that matches the PIN on the token in order to gain access to the network.
Entrust IdentityGuard Mini Tokens are highly affordable, one-time-passcode tokens that organizations can use to roll-out multifactor initiatives company-wide.
Entrust also provides PKI solutions that include ePassport PKI and smart card PKI, as well as SSL server security solutions that include tools for managing certification authorities, SSL certificate technology and digital signatures.