Authentor Systems, Netegrity Partner To Deliver Strong Authentication Based On User Behavior.Business Editors/Technology Writers
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2002
Integration of SmartPath, SiteMinder Enables
Stronger Identification of Users for Secure e-Business
Authentor Systems Inc., a leading provider of behavior-enhanced authentication systems The combination of authentication server and authenticator, which may be separate devices or both reside in the same unit such as an access point or network access server. The authentication server contains a database of user names, passwords and policies, and the authenticator physically , today announced it has entered into a technology alliance with Netegrity Inc. (Nasdaq:NETE), the leading provider of solutions for securely managing e-business relationships.
Under the alliance, Authentor will integrate its SmartPath(TM) authentication (1) Verifying the integrity of a transmitted message. See message integrity, e-mail authentication and MAC.
(2) Verifying the identity of a user logging into a network. engine with Netegrity's SiteMinder(R) platform to help e-businesses more precisely identify and track users and strengthen security surrounding protected Web-based transactions.
"Solving the issue of authentication is at the top of nearly every IT-security professional's priority list," said Bob Forbes, Authentor's founder and executive vice president. "The combination of Authentor's and Netegrity's technologies will enable our shared customers to bolster This article is about the pillow called a bolster. For other meanings of the word "bolster", see bolster (disambiguation).
A bolster (etymology: Middle English, derived from Old English, and before that the Germanic word bulgstraz their existing Web-access systems and turn them into powerful, real-time authentication security engines."
SmartPath's authentication engine incorporates usage dynamics, a process based on predictive behavior modeling that the financial sector has used for more than 20 years to detect credit-card fraud. SmartPath determines the appropriate level of authentication for each individual user based on the consistency of his or her behavior, the presence of suspicious behavior and the security policy set by the administrator to match a risk/value profile assigned to a protected resource. With the integration of SmartPath with SiteMinder, Netegrity's customers can transparently strengthen authentication, detect potentially suspicious access, prevent fraudulent The description of a willful act commenced with the Specific Intent to deceive or cheat, in order to cause some financial detriment to another and to engender personal financial gain. access and adapt to new threats to their Web sites.
"The current environment of risk exposure and the vulnerability of network systems has put added pressure on e-businesses to strengthen information-security measures to ensure that both applications and users remain protected," said Peter Lindstrom, research analyst with Hurwitz Group. "Behavior profiling provides enterprises with an added level of security that strengthens authentication methods without the requirement of added costs or administrative burdens."
Netegrity's SiteMinder enables enterprises to centrally manage user-identity and entitlement information and to share this information across all Web applications, greatly reducing the cost and complexity of administering these sites. Its platform of shared services shared services,
n.pl the administrative, clinical, or other service functions that are common to two or more hospitals or their health care facilities and used jointly or cooperatively by them. is managed through a rules-based policy engine, which enables administrators to define policies and deliver services such as single sign-on An identification system that lets users log into multiple Web sites on the Internet with one username and password. Single sign-on systems are also used within an enterprise, enabling users to access all authorized resources in the local network using the same username and password. , authentication management, entitlement management and auditing.
"Authentor and Netegrity share a similar vision: secure, yet open access for e-business," said Bill Bartow, vice president and general manager, Access Control and Identity Management Business Unit at Netegrity. "The combination of our technologies enables stronger, more flexible user authentication See authentication. without the cost of deploying client-side hardware or software."
About Authentor Systems
Authentor Systems Inc. develops and markets affordable authentication solutions for the enterprise. The company's flagship product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. , SmartPath(TM), features a patent-pending usage dynamics engine that leverages traditional Web access control and authentication systems to provide a strong, transparent layer of security without requiring additional hardware, software or administrative training. Authentor's proven technology empowers companies in the financial services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. , healthcare, government and other industries to quickly improve authentication security for extranet, intranet and Internet portals, resulting in decreased risk, reduced cost and increased flexibility. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., Authentor partners with leading technology companies, including CheckPoint (programming) checkpoint - Saving the current state of a program and its data, including intermediate results, to disk or other non-volatile storage, so that if interrupted the program could be restarted at the point at which the last checkpoint occurred. , RSA Security RSA, The Security Division of EMC Corporation, is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, and maintains offices in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Singapore, India, and Japan.
RSA organizes the annual RSA conference. , Entrust, Netegrity, Radware, Funk Software, Business Layers, BioPassword, SafLink and more. For more information, call 888-700-3959 or visit http://www.authentor.com.
Netegrity and SiteMinder are registered trademarks of Netegrity, Inc. All other product names, service marks and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.