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Entrust Wins Gold — Entrust IdentityGuard Named SC Magazine’s ‘Best Multifactor Authentication Solution’

Software authentication platform lauded by publication for being versatile, intuitive and easy to use

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Entrust Inc. software authentication platform was named the ‘Best Multifactor Authentication Solution’ during the 2012 SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards gala Tuesday. SC Magazine readers selected Entrust IdentityGuard as a finalist in the category for the fifth consecutive year.

“This is exceptional third-party validation of Entrust’s diligence and passion in properly securing and managing digital identities, with a single software platform, across all verticals,” said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. “As SC Magazine noted in January, this product is truly something special and we’re excited about the platform’s convergence of mobile security, cloud authentication, and physical and logical access capabilities.”

The category required nominated authentication solutions to provide enhanced security to end-users or devices by offering credentials for access to an authenticator or authentication server. Software and hardware that specializes in the biometric authentication of users is also included here. These solutions may use a tangible device (i.e., something you have) and/or knowledge (i.e., something you know) for authentication.

For biometrics, the solution must provide identification and authentication using any of the following methods: finger/thumb print, retinal scan, voice recognition, hand/palm geometry or facial recognition.

In January 2012, Entrust IdentityGuard earned a perfect score in SC Magazine’s multifactor authentication competitive product review. The software authentication platform garnered five-star ratings in each of six solution categories, including features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support and value for money. It was the solution’s third consecutive “Best Buy” accolade.

Entrust’s flagship authentication solution continues to lead the industry as one of the most robust software authentication platforms, delivering scalability, reliability and the most diverse set of authenticators supported on the market today. Entrust IdentityGuard serves as organizations’ single comprehensive software-based authentication platform, while concurrently bridging them to emerging technologies for strong mobility, cloud and credentialing offerings.

The software authentication platform 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 smartcards and USB tokens, soft tokens, grid cards and eGrids, IP-geolocation, questions and answers, mobile smart credentials, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or email), and a range of one-time-passcode tokens.

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

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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