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CRYPTOCard Signs Distribution Agreement With Interwork For Canada And The United States

CRYPTOCard?s Two-Factor Authentication Makes it Simple to Replace Weak Static Passwords on Windows, Mac, and Linux Platforms (November 07, 2006)

DMN Newswire--2006-11-7--CRYPTOCard (, the leading authentication technology developer for heterogeneous environments, today announced a distribution partnership with Ottawa-based Interwork Technologies Inc. (, one of the worlds leading value-added distributors of business IP security and communications solutions.  This strategic partnership will enable Interwork to distribute CRYPTOCards CRYPTO-Shield (previously called CRYPTO-Server) two-factor authentication solution in both Canada and the United States.
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 tokens make it simple and cost effective to eliminate weak static passwords by generating a random password for every logon attempt.  As one-time passwords cannot be reused by hackers and do not need to be memorized by users, they eliminate the help-desk costs associated with resetting forgotten passwords, and the security risk resulting from writing them down.


?For the past year, Interwork has been evaluating two-factor authentication solutions the weakest link of any security solution and CRYPTOCard stood out from all others because it provides a simple-to-use, simple-to-manage, and cost-effective alternative to static passwords, said Ken Lewis, Vice-President, Sales at Interwork Technologies.  ?This is a very exciting partnership which offers Interworks reseller partners the opportunity to move into the two-factor authentication space very easily, Lewis continued.  ?Interwork is also pleased that CRYPTOCard has underscored its 100 per cent commitment to the channel by offering very generous margins for partners.


?CRYPTOCard is proud that a knowledgeable and well-respected security distributor like Interwork chose to add CRYPTOCards authentication technology to its suite of best-of-breed security products, said Neil Hollister, CEO, CRYPTOCard, Inc.  ?Organizations can only guarantee system security if each individual user can be positively identified, and Interwork recognizes that CRYPTOCards authentication technology will enable North American resellers to make this a simple and affordable process for Windows, Mac, and Linux users.

About CRYPTOCard, Inc.  Established 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

About Interwork Technologies, Inc.  As a value-added distributor of business IP security and communications solutions, Interworks expertise is unmatched, providing intelligent solutions comprised of the very best in complementary technologies.  Headquartered in Canadas national capital with additional regional offices located in both Canada and the United States, Interworks 15 years experience as a VAD and partner, with knowledge in the highly-specialized business IP niche market, creates an unprecedented competitive advantage for reseller partners.  To ensure a truly value-added experience, Interwork continuously offers its channel partners access to industry-leading technologies with a strategy that is completely channel focused.  For its channel partners, this translates into vastly-broadened offerings to existing deployments, with the very best-in-breed in emerging security and communications solutions.  In addition, Interworks employees are extremely well versed on all vendor solutions, providing an unparalleled first point of contact for its channel partners.  For more information, visit

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