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Entrust Versatile Authentication Platform Receives SC Magazine’s ‘Best Buy’ in Group Test

Entrust IdentityGuard given five-star rating in ‘Multifactor Authentication’ category

DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the second year in a row, the Entrust, Inc., versatile authentication platform is named SC Magazine‘s “Best Buy” in the publication’s multifactor authenticator group test. Entrust IdentityGuard received five-star ratings in numerous categories, including features, performance, documentation, support, value for money and overall rating.

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“The threat landscape is constantly evolving and organizations require an authentication solution that evolves as security objectives evolve,” said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. “Strong authentication is no longer a luxury, but a requirement to keep the identities of customers, employees and partners safe. Entrust continues to prove that its authentication platform is a proven, cost-effective method of properly securing invaluable digital identities and access to sensitive information.”

SC Magazine‘s 2011 review focused on a solution’s ability to address the next level of challenges facing organizations today. The publication found the solution to be a “full offering, well priced” that is “nicely automated” and “very easy to use.” With no listed weaknesses it concluded that Entrust IdentityGuard “delivers true, layered multifactor identity and authentication management.”

“It is no longer prudent for an organization or an individual protecting sensitive information to rely solely on simple username and password as their only form of protection,” said SC Magazine‘s Michael Lipinski introducing the multifactor authentication group test.

Using the latest release of the platform, SC Magazine also tested Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile — an innovative mobile identity application that allows organizations to strongly authenticate customers, partners, vendors or users via a smartphone device. During the review, the publication was able to transform a simple Apple iPod into a complete one-time-passcode (OTP) solution. The mobile platform also provides transaction verification capabilities as an effective means of stopping man-in-the-browser malware attacks.

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.

The Entrust IdentityGuard authentication platform is also a finalist for best “Multi- and Second-factor Solutions” in the 2011 SC Awards for outstanding achievement in information technology security. Winners will be announced at the 14th annual awards gala in San Francisco, Calif., Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and some of the best, most extensive collections of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make informed security decisions for their companies.

About Entrust

Entrust provides identity-based security solutions that empower enterprises, consumers, citizens and Web sites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust’s identity-based approach offers the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. For strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, e-mail entrust@entrust.com or visit www.entrust.com.

Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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