Deloitte Ireland Mobilizes Workforce with Smart Employee ID Solution
ActivIdentity delivers extra layer of security for 900-strong remote workforce
London, UK, 18 March 2007–ActivIdentity® Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, today announced that Deloitte Ireland is facilitating secure remote and office-based access through the use of a strong certificate-based, two-factor authentication solution from ActivIdentity.
The Actividentity Smart Employee ID solution, which incorporates the ActivID™ Card Management System solution, will enable Deloitte Ireland to overcome the challenge of increasing security for remote workers while reducing management and administration overheads. Deloitte Ireland is adopting an identity assurance platform which replaces static passwords and multiple employee smart cards with a single card to provide staff with secure access to their networks from any location in the world.
Deloitte Ireland is using the ActivIdentity solution to provide more than 900 employees with secure remote access to IT systems across the firm’s locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. In addition, Deloitte practitioners also use their smartcard to access laptop and central IT systems when working within any Deloitte facility. The company also worked with Actividentity to create a single multi-application smart card, enabling employees to authenticate themselves to all Deloitte Ireland offices and IT systems. The solution is based on Deloitte’s global PKI implementation.
“Our business model is based on time rates, so our people must have access to information on demand to carry out their work effectively,” explains John Gray, head of IT and operations at Deloitte Ireland. “We’re using the ActivIdentity solution to facilitate this process and to ensure that data integrity is maintained at the highest possible security level. Not only does this help to assure clients, but it has also had a significant impact on our own staff’s perception of security. Our fully integrated solution allows users to access not only their own building but all facilities within Deloitte Ireland. This ensures that our users carry their smart card with them at all times.”
“The ActivIdentity ActivID CMS, which is part of the Actividentity Smart Employee ID solution has saved us time, reduced our management costs and streamlined user access,” continues Gray. “Above all, the consolidation of logical and physical access has had a major impact on our employees’ awareness of IT security, and best practice is now at the forefront of their minds. We are also capitalising on the flexibility of the technology by rolling out a smart card enabled solution delivering secure printing through our multi-function printing devices.”
Marc Hudavert, vice-president at ActivIdentity comments, “The Deloitte Ireland implementation is a perfect example of how organisations can use security to drive efficiency by ensuring staff can easily access the network wherever and whenever they need to.”
In Ireland, Deloitte is among the nation’s leading professional service firms, providing audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services through more than 1,000 people in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programmes, it is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. “Deloitte” refers to Deloitte & Touche and any associated partnerships and companies established under the laws of Ireland.
Deloitte is the Irish member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. For more information, please visit the Irish member firm’s website at http://www.deloitte.com/ie.
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms, and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is an organization of member firms around the world devoted to excellence in providing professional services and advice, focused on client service through a global strategy executed locally in over 140 countries. With access to the deep intellectual capital of approximately 150,000 people worldwide, Deloitte delivers services in four professional areas–audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services–and serves more than 80 percent of the world’s largest companies, as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, locally important clients, and successful, fast-growing global companies. Services are not provided by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein, and, for regulatory and other reasons, certain member firms do not provide services in all four professional areas.
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ActivIdentity® Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI) is the trusted provider of identity assurance solutions for the enterprise, government, healthcare, and financial services markets worldwide. The company provides the only fully-integrated platform enabling organizations to issue, manage and use identity devices and credentials for secure access, secure communications, legally binding digital transactions, as well as intelligent citizen services.
ActivIdentity customers experience multiple benefits including increased network security, protection against identity theft and online fraud, enhanced workforce productivity, business process efficiencies, and regulatory compliance.
ActivIdentity solutions include Smart Employee ID, Enterprise Single Sign On, Strong Authentication, Secure Information and Transactions, and Smart Citizen ID.
More than 15 million users and 4,000 customers worldwide rely on solutions from ActivIdentity. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., the company has development centers in the United States, Australia, France, and sales and service centers in more than ten countries. For more information, visit http://www.actividentity.com.