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Vadodara, Gujarat, India, 2008/06/27 - Indusface Consulting, India’s leading IT Security services company announced that CRISIL, India’s leading Ratings, Research, Risk and Policy Advisory Company has enlisted its expertise to secure remote Virtual Private Network (VPN) users [NASDAQ: ENTU].
The plan to expand the number of users who would now have remote access to CRISIL’s systems in a cost effective manner was implemented using Entrust IdentityGuard a versatile authentication platform with one-time-passcode (OTP) tokens. Entrust IdentityGuard is the flagship product of Entrust, Inc. [NASDAQ: ENTU].
“Entrust’s IdentityGuard strong authentication solution provided us with a cost effective solution to extend the two factor authentication based remote access to many more users than is possible currently”, said CRISIL’s Chief Technology Officer Mr. Hiren Shah. He added, “What we specifically liked about the Entrust ID guard solution was the choice of having the option to deploy multiple types of tokens.”
CRISIL cited the comprehensive cost-benefit of Entrust’s strong authentication solution in terms of initial investment and recurring long-term costs as the main reason behind adopting it. The platform’s dynamic multi-factor authentication capability allows the organisation the ability to provide its employees any number of authenticators, as necessary.
“As was the case with CRISIL, traditional token offerings are often much too expensive for organisations to deploy as part of a layered security model that is both effective and cost-efficient,” said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Bill Conner. “Entrust IdentityGuard Mini Tokens represent an affordable alternative for organizations seeking a high level of security provided by one-time-passcode tokens but haven’t been able to justify the cost — until now”, re-iterated Mr. Conner.
Mr. Ashish Tandon, CEO, Indusface Consulting, further added, “Our in-depth knowledge in deploying Entrust solutions in heterogeneous environments made it possible for us to successfully implement the entire Entrust IdentityGuard solution as well as meet all project timelines to perfection and customer satisfaction for this critical project for CRISIL. It has been our privilege to work with CRISIL and we remain committed to customer service and satisfaction.”
With more than 9.2 million licenses in use today, Entrust IdentityGuard is an open versatile authentication platform that enables organisations to layer security — according to access requirements or the risk of a given transaction — across diverse users and applications. The platform’s authentication options include username and password, IP-geolocation, machine/device, questions and answers, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or e-mail), grid cards and a range of one-time-password tokens.
Entrust IdentityGuard helps organisations minimise operational challenges such as burden to help desks and infrastructure maintenance. It includes a complete Web-based administration capability for user and policy management, enabling organizations to easily distribute administrative tasks to the right individuals, all based on role.
CRISIL is India’s leading Ratings, Research, Risk and Policy Advisory Company.
CRISIL offers domestic and international customers a unique combination of local insights and global perspectives, delivering independent information, opinions and solutions that help them make better informed business and investment decisions, improve the efficiency of markets and market participants, and help shape infrastructure policy and projects. Its integrated range of capabilities includes credit ratings and risk assessment; research on India's economy, industries and companies; investment research outsourcing; fund services; risk management and infrastructure advisory services.
Entrust secures digital identities and information for consumers, enterprises and governments in 1,650 organizations spanning 60 countries. Leveraging a layered security approach to address growing risks, Entrust solutions help secure the most common digital identity and information protection pain points in an organization. These include SSL, authentication, fraud detection, shared data protection and e-mail security.
About Indusface Consulting
IndusFace Consulting (indusfaceconsulting.com) offers an extensive range of Information Security as well as Identity & Access Management Services through its experienced, certified and trained people. IndusFace Consulting boasts of a team, which has serviced more than 200+ satisfied customers which includes Fortune 500 organizations belonging to various industry verticals like Telecom, Healthcare, IT, Manufacturing, ITeS, Financial, Energy & Power and software, spread across India, Middle East and North America. IndusFace has also partnered with global security software vendors like IBM, Entrust, McAfee, Symantec, Watchfire, Sun Microsystems, Mark Monitor and Third Brigade to provide end to end security solutions. IndusFace Consulting is also empanelled with CERT-IN (Govt. of India) & RBI (Reserve Bank of India) as information security auditors.