Gemalto Offers One-Time Password Strong Authentication with Microsoft DirectAccess

Gemalto Offers One-Time Password Strong Authentication with Microsoft DirectAccess

RSA Conference 2011, SAN FRANCISCO, February 15, 2011–Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced today that its Strong Authentication (SA) Server and Protiva OTP Tokens have been integrated with Microsoft DirectAccess. This integration enables streamlined and efficient two-factor authentication for remote access to enterprise websites and applications. Gemalto and Microsoft will demonstrate DirectAccess with Protiva OTP tokens in their DirectAccess booth #1517 at RSA Conference 2011, February 14–18 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Gemalto’s Protiva OTP token adds another layer of security to DirectAccess, requiring users to simply enter a one-time password (OTP) generated by the token with a touch of a button for full access to their enterprise network. It is more ideal for mobile workers than traditional VPNs because it gives employees full access to the corporate network’s file shares, intranet websites, and line-of-business applications wherever they have an Internet connection.

“We introduced DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to enhance enterprise productivity–mobile employees can always be connected and have the same user experience as when they are in the office, while administrators can manage remote computers any time they are connected,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. “Gemalto’s OTP solution complements our efforts by adding extra security without impacting productivity or IT infrastructure.”

“Enterprises looking to add another layer of security to DirectAccess will find that Gemalto’s Protiva SA Server and OTP tokens are extremely simple to provision and implement. Securing their entire mobile workforce is quick and cost-effective,” said Tom Flynn, vice president, Online Authentication and eBanking for Gemalto North America.

Gemalto’s Protiva Strong Authentication (SA) family includes SA Server to validate identities and a range of authentication tokens that allow enterprises to choose the solution that fits their needs best. More on Protiva can be found at

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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