Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication offers identity theft protection by making it difficult for attackers to steal users' online identities.

Two-factor authentication requires the user to physically possess something (i.e. grid card, smartcard, token access) in addition to something the user knows (i.e. the password or PIN).

Entrust delivers two factor authentication solutions using:

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Entrust IdentityGuard

Entrust IdentityGuard is a two-factor authentication solution that is stronger and less expensive than competing solutions. Our two-factor authentication can be used with existing usernames and passwords for online identity theft protection or integrated with Microsoft Windows for secure desktop and network login. The patented, coordinate-based challenge is easier than reading a map and can be suited to any variety of authentication scenarios.

Entrust IdentityGuard users benefit from:

  • Strong authentication to provide identity theft protection and protection from phishing attacks
  • Significant increase in security over username and passwords - 10 times more secure
  • Cheaper deployment than hardware tokens
  • Increasing user confidence to encourage loyalty and continued use of online services
  • Simplified deployment with a solution that is inexpensive to roll-out, easy to use and can be seamlessly integrated with existing services
  • Protects leading applications like Microsoft Outlook Web Access via a standard plug-in to either Microsoft IIS or Microsoft ISA Server

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Entrust USB Tokens

Also a two-factor authentication solution, Entrust USB Tokens are based on a collaboration with SafeNet to distribute SafeNet iKey 2032 tokens as Entrust USB Tokens. Entrust USB Tokens are designed to securely store an individual's digital identity (digital ID), specifically their Entrust digital certificates and keys.

These portable tokens plug into a computer's USB port either directly or using a USB extension cable. When users attempt to login to applications via the desktop, VPN/WLAN or Web portal, they will be prompted to enter their unique PIN number. If the entered PIN number matches the PIN within the Entrust USB Token, the appropriate digital credentials are passed to the network and access is granted. PIN numbers stored on the token are encrypted for added security.

Together with Entrust's leading PKI product portfolio, Entrust USB Tokens provide a comprehensive, scalable security solution that meets customer needs for two-factor authentication, encryption and digital signatures.

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Smartcard integration between Entrust PKI product portfolio and third-party Card Management Systems (CMS) is possible using Entrust Authority Enrollment Server for Smartcards. The Enrollment Server for Smartcards issues digital certificates for leading third-party Card Management Systems (CMS) using an XML messaging interface between the CMS and the Entrust Authority Security Manager. It simplifies and expedites integration of trust into the card manufacturing process; enabling the CMS to request, enroll and manage large volumes of certificates with the Entrust Authority PKI.

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