Vasco upgrades aXsGuard Identifier

Source: Vasco Data Security

Vasco Data Security (Nasdaq: VDSI), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announced the release of the new version of aXsGuard Identifier.

aXsGUARD Identifier now makes full use of IDENTIKEY Server technology and provides DIGIPASS Authentication for Windows Logon.

aXsGUARD Identifier is a stand-alone authentication appliance for small, medium and large enterprises wanting to improve the secure access to corporate networks and applications for remote users or home workers. The addition of IDENTIKEY dramatically widens the reach of aXsGUARD Identifier. While previous versions of that product aimed at small and medium sized enterprises, the new version also tackles large corporations.

IDENTIKEY is VASCO's comprehensive authentication server for network and application security offering OTP and e-signature capability. It provides authentication through RADIUS, on IIS-based applications and its SOAP interface enables the integration of strong authentication in virtually any web based environment.

aXsGUARD Identifier now also supports DIGIPASS Authentication for Windows Logon. DIGIPASS Authentication for Windows Logon offers companies of all sizes a cost effective way of protecting their Windows PCs against unauthorized access. Even when laptops are not connected to the LAN, they remain protected, increasing the security of data stored on them in case they go missing or get stolen. When laptops are used outside the corporate network, for instance on the road or at home, the log-on module will work in unconnected mode, allowing the same strong authentication functionality as in connected mode. A small software module is installed on the end user's Windows environment. As soon as DIGIPASS Authentication for Windows Logon is setup, it replaces the original login window by a version that will send the login credentials to aXsGUARD Identifier for verification.

"Enterprises sometimes prefer to use one single server for crucial applications and therefore they opt for a separate authentication appliance. With aXsGUARD Identifier VASCO is addressing this demand. By incorporating IDEDENTIKEY as authentication engine in the appliance, we are able to offer appliance based strong authentication to virtually any corporation regardless size and occupation. Furthermore we add DIGIPASS Authentication for Windows Logon functionality to the appliance," says Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security.

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