Credant Technologies joins RSA's secured partner programme

Source: Credant Technologies

CREDANT Technologies, the market leader in security solutions that enable organizations to protect and control mobile data enterprise-wide, today announced that it has joined the RSA Secured Partner Program, and CREDANT's flagship product, CREDANT Mobile Guardian (CMG) Enterprise Edition has been awarded RSA Secured certification with RSA SecurID for Microsoft Windows solution, signaling its interoperability with industry leading two-factor authentication technology from RSA Security.

CREDANT and RSA Security have completed extensive interoperability testing that will allow CREDANT to offer an interoperable solution to joint enterprise customers by ensuring that notebook computers, tablet PCs and valuable network resources are accessible only by authorized users.

The RSA SecurID for Microsoft Windows solution is designed to provide secure access to Microsoft Windows networks and desktops. RSA SecurID for Microsoft Windows software helps to provide greater security than weak, static passwords. By combining something the user knows (i.e., a secret PIN) with something the user possesses (i.e., a unique RSA SecurID token that generates a one-time password every 60 seconds), Microsoft Windows customers gain an effective way to secure user access to valuable company resources. The RSA SecurID for Microsoft Windows solution is engineered to provide a single, consistent user login experience, regardless of whether the user is working on-or offline, remotely or inside the walls of the enterprise.

"Similar to data privacy regulations that provide guidelines on data encryption, authentication guidelines such as the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) state that passwords alone are inadequate for online banking." stated Richard Stone, Vice President of Business Development, CREDANT Technologies. "We are very excited about our expanded relationship with RSA Security. We believe that compliance to authentication guidelines will impact remote and mobile workforces in the near future, and two-factor authentication technology combined with encryption of stored data will become the norm, not the exception."

With CREDANT Mobile Guardian, companies can cost-effectively support a mobile workforce and improve employee productivity, with the peace of mind that their sensitive information is secure. CREDANT Mobile Guardian secures notebooks, tablet PCs, PDAs, external media and smart phones from a single management interface, while uniquely integrating with enterprise directories for centralized security policy management.

CREDANT introduced the industry's first FIPS 140-2 certified Intelligence-based encryption solution for Microsoft Windows. This approach dramatically reduces overhead and manageability by not encrypting Windows operating systems and program files and provides user-transparent data encryption that is controlled by a single security policy set by IT. The technically interoperable CREDANT and RSA SecurID for Microsoft Windows products are engineered to deliver a secure and smooth end-user experience that eliminates the need for a password while ensuring that all data stored on the computer is protected with FIPS-140-2 certified encryption.

"The driving reason that customers choose to implement RSA SecurID for Microsoft Windows is to replace weak, user defined passwords, with a strong two-factor authentication system," according to Stuart Cohen, director of partner development at RSA Security. "Companies are struggling to maintain secure access to vital information and applications and the technology partnership between CREDANT and RSA Security provides a valuable solution to end users."

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