Winning the Fight Against Man-in-the-Browser - Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Now AvailableBy Entrust Inc., PRNE
Sunday, August 15, 2010
New mobile authentication application another of Entrust's proven methods for helping thwart man-in-the-browser malware attacks
DALLAS, August 16, 2010 - In April 2010, Entrust, Inc., announced the newest innovation in strong
authentication technology - Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile. The advanced mobile
authentication application is a component of a layered security approach to
thwart malicious man-in-the-browser malware attacks - like the nefarious Zeus
Trojan - and is now available as part of the newest release of Entrust
"To effectively fight the increasingly sophisticated strands of malware,
including man-in-the-browser attacks, financial institutions should use a
layered approach powered by proven identity-based security solutions," said
TowerGroup senior research director George Tubin. "In addition to successful
strong authentication and fraud detection methods, out-of-band transaction
verification via a mobile application can prove effective in helping defeat
Establishing itself as a leader in identity-based security strategies and
solutions, Entrust and the innovative mobile identity application allows
organizations to strongly authenticate customers, partners, vendors or users
via a smartphone device. Whether for consumer, government or enterprise
environments, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile represents an extremely
cost-effective and secure approach for authenticating any end-user.
Leveraging deployed smartphones and without requiring any specialized
hardware, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile delivers unique security capabilities
for organizations, including out-of-band transaction verification, to defeat
the latest malware threats affecting online-banking users.
"This is a critical tool in the fight against online fraud, particularly
man-in-the-browser malware like Zeus that have, unfortunately, been
successful defrauding large and small organizations alike," said Entrust
President and CEO Bill Conner. "Coupled with a versatile authentication
platform and fraud-monitoring capabilities, secure mobile applications can
help consumers and financial institutions defend against these malicious
Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile works in conjunction with Entrust's proven
authentication and fraud detection solution - a strategy that is recognized
by leading analyst firms for its ability to stop man-in-the-browser
malware.(1) The mobile security platform enables strong authentication, as
well as detailed transaction review and confirmation, on the handheld device.
The application then generates standards-based, one-time passcodes (OTP)
based on the values of the transaction itself.
"A mobile security application that provides strong authentication and
out-of-band transaction verification is undeniably critical for customers in
the fight against today's malware threats," said Neosecure S.A. CEO Eduardo
Diaz. "Having this tool as a component of a larger versatile authentication
platform - and right on their smartphone - only increases its value to
organizations seeking solutions that will help protect their customers from
In fact, Entrust is one of the only vendors that offers three distinct
and highly effective methods of addressing man-in-the-browser attacks -
behavioral and transactional fraud detection; SMS authentication with
transaction details; and mobile out-of-band transaction verification and
Easy to Use
One of the most convenient, easy-to-use strong mobile authentication
methods available today, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile enables out-of-band
transaction verification, OATH-compliant signatures and even a method to
immediately report suspicious account behavior. It is designed to operate on
today's leading smartphone platforms, including the Apple iPhone, RIM
BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows Mobile and Symbian (Java).
Unlike physical options, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile leverages a user's
existing smartphone; there's no extra physical hardware to buy and deploy. In
addition, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile delivers transaction notifications
directly to the phone without the use of SMS, which can reduce the overall
cost of deployment for organizations.
Securing the Enterprise
And while Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile is proven to authenticate
identities and transactions in the external world of consumer and business
transactions, it's equally effective as a strong authenticator for internal
enterprise VPN access, web portal access or corporate desktop security. The
smartphone application can manage multiple identities on a single device,
making it one of the most versatile and easy-to-use soft tokens available on
the market today.
Popular Authenticators, One Platform
Entrust enables organizations to layer security - according to access
requirements or the risk of a given transaction - across diverse users and
applications. Entrust's authentication capabilities include username and
password, IP-geolocation, device, questions and answers, out-of-band one-time
passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or e-mail), grid and eGrid cards, digital
certificates (in software or on smart cards/USB Tokens) and a range of
one-time-passcode tokens, including Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile.
Want to know more about how Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile can help defeat
man-in-the-browser malware? Visit entrust.com/mobile for detailed
capabilities, features and supported platforms.
(1) "Where Strong Authentication Fails and What You Can Do About It,"
Avivah Litan, Gartner, Inc., December 3, 2009.
Entrust provides identity-based security solutions that empower
enterprises, consumers, citizens and Web sites in more than 4,000
organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust's identity-based approach offers
the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. For strong
authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call
+1-888-690-2424, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.entrust.com.
Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States
and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of
Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Lindsey Jones, Media Relations of Entrust, Inc., +1-972-728-0374, lindsey.jones at entrust.com; Logo: photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060720/NYTH074LOGO; Logo: www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060720/NYTH074LOGO
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