Gemalto and nAppliance Launch New Strong Authentication Solution
Austin, TX – June 11, 2012 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, and nAppliance Networks are launching a new bundled strong authentication solution for the North American market. Gemalto’s Protiva software will be preloaded on the nAppliance hardware security platform, to create a fully integrated plug-and-play authentication appliance for easy installation and configuration.
A complete step-by-step menu (“wizard-based”) will take IT professionals through an easy setup which connects all components of the security device to the existing infrastructure in minutes. Traditional solutions require configuration of each individual component and can require hours for deployment. The turnkey solution makes it possible for businesses of any size to easily deploy a hardened and secure two-factor authentication solution, combining something that the user knows with something that the user possesses, such as a token or smart card.
IT professionals at corporate and government organizations are increasingly emphasizing the need to protect users and data from today’s smarter and more determined cyber intruders. Implementing strong authentication significantly strengthens the fabric of a layered security approach leveraging additional factors of protection.
“A fully integrated hardware and software solution will help minimize deployment time, optimize support and maintenance costs, and ease staff training and man hours,” said Tom Flynn, vice president of Online Authentication for Gemalto North America. “IT managers can now quickly build a sophisticated security solution without additional software installation or heavy customization.”
“Our partnership with Gemalto allows us to offer a strong multi-factor solution that perfectly complements our Microsoft security and remote access platforms,” said Robert Keith, chief technology officer, nAppliance Networks.
About nAppliance Networks
nAppliance Networks is a leading provider of Microsoft based networking and security appliances with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in San Jose, California. The nAppliance Net Gateway series, based on the Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010, Forefront UAG 2010, and DirectAccess products, provides customers a flexible web gateway and secure remote access, while significantly reducing the TCO for these technologies. Built on the latest and most robust enterprise grade hardware, along with proprietary appliance management technologies built in, nAppliance offers a powerful Microsoft based appliance platform with value added features that help facilitate adoption of these solutions. nAppliance has been building and deploying networking and security appliances on a Microsoft Windows Server platform since 2007, with a broad customer base across the world including highly secure government and enterprise accounts.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of our rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work–anytime, everywhere–in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, identity protection, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, eHealthcare and eGovernment services, modern transportation solutions and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.
Gemalto develops secure software that runs on trusted devices which we design and personalize. We manage these devices, the confidential data they contain and the services they enable, throughout their life cycle. We innovate so that our clients can offer more ways of enhancing the convenience and security of their end-users’ digital lives.
Gemalto is thriving with the growing number of people using its software and secure devices to interact in the digital and wireless world.
Gemalto Media Contacts:
+1 512 257 3902
INK Public Relations
+1 512 382 8982