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Butler Group Praises CRYPTOCard for Making it Simple and Cost Effective to Replace Insecure Static PasswordsCRYPTOCard Applauded by Europe's Leading Independent IT Advisory Group for Providing Authentication with a Provable ROI (September 26, 2006) CRYPTOCard (www.cryptocard.com), the leading authentication technology developer for heterogeneous environments, is proud to announce that its CRYPTO-Server two-factor authentication solution has received high praise from Butler Group, Europes leading independent IT Research and Advisory organization, for making it simple and cost-effective for organizations to switch from insecure, easily-hacked static passwords to highly-secure and easily-managed two-factor authentication technology.
Butler Group noted that two-factor authentication is becoming more commonly accepted as the de-facto standard for user and systems authentication as companies realize its essential role in keeping data safe and complying with security regulations.
?While different industries have their own specific rules and regulatory requirements, the one constant is the need for cost-effective user authentication solutions that are easy to deploy, easy to use, and that balance the security needs of the organization with its everyday operational requirements, said Andrew Kellett, Senior Research Analyst, Butler Group. ?CRYPTOCard addresses these issues by providing a cost-effective range of products and services that can be tailored to meet the needs of each customer organization and the variable requirements of its individual users.
Butler Group applauded CRYPTOCard for delivering the strong authentication tools organizations require to switch from an insecure, static password infrastructure to one where strong two-factor authentication for all user types can be easily managed and delivered from a central source. CRYPTOCard was also praised from an operational and business perspective for delivering two-factor authentication with minimal additional complexity, minimal impact on the user, and a measurable ROI.
?CRYPTOCards service delivery model, which is driven by the provision and management of strong, two-factor authentication, has to be attractive for any organization that recognizes it is time to improve its identity management game plan, noted Kellett. ?CRYPTOCard enables organizations to deploy a two-factor authentication model that is both straightforward and cost effective, Kellett continued. ?As a result, security and access control is taken to a higher level, simplicity of access is improved by removing the need for multiple passwords, and systems administration is simplified by using a single, centralized management console approach.
Developed to meet real-world requirements where Linux and Mac workstations often live in a mixed Windows domain, with Windows clients and Apache or IIS Web servers CRYPTOCards event-based two-factor authentication technology makes it simple and cost effective to eliminate inherently-weak static passwords within a true heterogeneous environment by generating a one-time password for every logon attempt making stolen credentials useless to hackers. One-time passwords also negate the need for users to memorize credentials eliminating the help-desk costs associated with resetting forgotten passwords, and the security risk resulting from writing them down.
?An organization cannot guarantee system security if it cannot authenticate each individual user, and CRYPTOCard is proud to have been recognized by Butler Group for making this process easier and more cost effective than ever before, said Neil Hollister, CEO, CRYPTOCard, Inc.
About CRYPTOCard CorporationEstablished in 1989, CRYPTOCard provides cost-effective Secure Password Technology to leading enterprises worldwide in the government, technology, aerospace, financial, education, telecommunications, and healthcare sectors. CRYPTOCard positively authenticates a users identity by coupling something in the users possession (a smart card, hardware token, or software token), with something the user knows (their PIN), and provides centralized authentication for all physical and network access regardless of network infrastructure or user location. A Bristol Rugby Club sponsor, CRYPTOCards partners include Cisco, Check Point, Nortel, and Citrix. For additional information on CRYPTOCard, please visit www.cryptocard.com.
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