October 26, 2016

Entrust Datacard Announces New Authentication Cloud Service

Entrust Datacard Authentication Cloud Service provides a powerful combination of enterprise-grade security in the cloud—ultimately streamlining IT management, allowing organizations to focus on their essential digital business initiatives.

MINNEAPOLIS—(Oct. 25, 2016)—Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technologies, today announced the availability of the Entrust Datacard Authentication Cloud Service solution. The new offering expands on the company's robust portfolio of identity-based security solutions and allows for enterprise-grade authentication with the ease of a true software as a service (SaaS) platform.

Today, organizations are moving their business processes to the cloud, remote workforces are increasing and customers and partners are demanding new, innovative services. As such, it is imperative that they approach their digital business efforts with a secure authentication solution that provides a transparent and easy-to-use experience. Entrust Datacard Authentication Cloud Service allows for IT agility, ultimately enabling organisations to accomplish more with fewer resources.

"Over the years, we've seen a shift in the expectations of the IT and security organisation - they are now expected to help enable the organisation by taking advantage of new tools and resources that enable greater productivity and competitiveness," said Ryan Zlockie, vice president of authentication for Entrust Datacard. "In addition to dealing with these new challenges, security is still at the forefront, and there are typically fewer resources than in the past. Our new offering allows us to go above and beyond basic security and provide a solution that streamlines identity and authentication, while remaining agile and flexible for our enterprise-level customers, which will allow them to focus on business productivity while mitigating evolving threats."

Building on the company's proven and powerful authentication capabilities, Entrust Datacard Authentication Cloud Service is a highly scalable, always on, multi-tenant Authentication SaaS offering that provides customers with enterprise-grade authentication. The solution rounds out the company's robust portfolio of authentication solutions and deployment models which also includes: Entrust® IdentityGuard, an on-prem authentication solution, and Entrust IdentityGuard Virtual Appliance, easy-to-deploy authentication, with the power of an on-prem solution. The company's full portfolio of authentication solutions allows customers the same authentication experience, regardless of which deployment method they choose.

The Entrust Datacard Authentication Cloud Service can be configured quickly to protect on premise and in-cloud assets, services and applications using the widest range of available physical, digital and mobile authenticators, and best-in-class adaptive authentication and step-up security policies. The solution provides for out of-the-box integrations with a large number of cloud services, directories and on-premises business applications, and VPN.

As a customer's digital business evolves, the cloud service provides for infrastructure agility, resulting in enterprise-wide cost savings and efficiency and ensuring the highest level of security. The Entrust Datacard Authentication Cloud Service empowers customers with the ability to easily scale across multiple geographies and enables compliance with regulatory requirements for secure data access around the world.

"With the introduction of Entrust Datacard Authentication Cloud Service, we are now able to offer our customers the ability to be up and running quickly. From our on-demand trial to quick deployment capabilities, this solution addresses our customer's immediate challenges and our full enterprise authentication platform allows us to address a wide variety of our customers' use cases." added Zlockie.

To learn more about Entrust Datacard Authentication Cloud Service, as well as get details on the company's full portfolio of identity-based authentication solutions, please Contact a DKC Associates representative.

About Entrust Datacard
Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. 

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