Priva Technologies advances multi-factor authentication platform ....
Cleared Security Platform Version 2.5 Redefines Single-Point Authentication, Providing Authentication with Certainty for Systems, Users, and Network
RSA Conference 2005, Booth #1622, San Francisco, Calif. – February 15, 2005 – Priva Technologies, Inc., a provider of advanced hardware and software-based authentication security platforms, today announced a major upgrade to the Cleared?™ Security Platform, the company’s flagship multi-factor authentication solution. The Cleared Security Platform offers significant advantages over existing approaches to authentication, such as passwords, time-based tokens, smart cards and other devices, by providing the highest levels of intrusion protection available in one unified, single-point, end-to-end authentication system, while enhancing flexibility and end-user convenience. With the introduction of single-point, one-time password (OTP) integration with directory services, version 2.5 enables companies to authenticate Web Services, executed by the user, through a central endpoint to enhance protection against session hijacking or other security breaches. Version 2.5 also enhances the Cleared Security Platform’s extensibility through support for .NET, email signing and public key infrastructure (PKI). As a result, organizations can easily deploy the solution within their existing IT environments with the confidence that it is extensible to future applications.
Glacier Systems, a full-service document management company for the legal industry, uses the Cleared Security Platform to provide clients with secure access to legal records and data via their Iceberg online repository for data and images.
“The legal profession vigorously controls access to sensitive client data requiring that only authorized users have access, and that each access is fully auditable. The only way to have this kind of certainty is through a solution like the Cleared Security Platform that can authenticate the user, and what the user is accessing at all times,” said Tom Tigh, president, Glacier Systems. “Priva Technologies is breaking new ground by making it a reality for companies like ours to meet our client’s requirements for user authentication, without making large-scale changes to how we operate.”
“Today’s two-factor authentication technologies are yesterday’s approach to security, and as a result are inflexible, costly and vulnerable to threats. By redefining the authentication trust model, Priva extends authentication to provide jurisdictional proof of the user and the user’s activities – without sacrificing convenience,” said Jeff Minushkin, CEO and founder, Priva Technologies. “We designed the Cleared Security Platform with an understanding of customers’ needs for a customizable, auditable, end-to-end platform without compromise. New integration capabilities in the platform continue to offer unparalleled levels of security, while making it even easier for customers to deploy the solution quickly and cost-effectively.”
Priva’s Cleared Security Platform provides multi-factored authentication with certainty for enterprises and government agencies requiring stringent access control from individuals, systems, and networks. The platform incorporates the highest levels of intrusion protection available, and consists of the ClearedHost™, a secure authentication server, the ClearedChip™, a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated authentication microchip, and the ClearedKey™, a key fob-sized biometric authentication device incorporating the ClearedChip. With an available open API, and the ability to easily integrate new and legacy applications, the Cleared Security Platform results in lower maintenance, more controllable access and increased long-term return on investment.
Highlights of New Features
New features in the Cleared Security Platform 2.5 are designed to provide superior security while allowing ease of deployment with existing systems and extensibility to future applications. For a full list of the platform’s new features and benefits, please visit www.priva-tech.com.
- .Net Compatibility – Cross-platform open API for both Windows and Linux X86 platforms can be called directly from all .Net languages in addition to Java and C language support.
- Cleared Single-Point One-Time Password (OTP) with Directory Services – Integration with Active Directory, Radius, LDAP via a Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM), and OID via JAZN modules.
- Integration with Leading Security Infrastructures – Compatibility with Microsoft Crypto CSP, email signing, secure storage of x.509 certificates, and PKCS #11 libraries.
ABOUT PRIVA TECHNOLOGIES
Founded in 1999, Priva Technologies is a privately-held Delaware Corporation that specializes in the development of advanced hardware and software-based authentication security platforms for the government, enterprise and consumer markets. Priva Technologies’ flagship product, The Cleared™ Security Platform, is the most comprehensive and powerful authentication solution available today. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, CA. For more information, please visit www.priva-tech.com.
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