Yubico Rounds Out PortalGuard's Two-Factor Authentication Offerings by Adding a USB Token to Prevent Unauthorized Access
AMHERST, NH and PALO ALTO, CA, Dec 18, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Easy and cost-efficient two-factor authentication is now made
available by a partnership between PortalGuard, provider of a
web-based authentication platform and Yubico, provider of easy and
secure login technology.
Strong two-factor authentication is vital for securing access to
corporate networks and mission-critical applications with sensitive
information. To provide another secure access option to their
clients, PortalGuard chose Yubico's YubiKey, a small driverless USB
token that simplifies the process of logging in with a One-Time
"Based on our analysis of complementary strong authentication
solutions, we determined the best combination of security, usability
and cost would be the most important factors in selecting a partner,"
said Mark Cochran, Vice President of Sales at PortalGuard. "We
selected the YubiKey because it provides a seamless user experience,
is extremely cost effective and offers a high security complementary
authentication option for the PortalGuard authentication platform."
PortalGuard offers two-factor authentication for both login and
password resets to guard against unauthorized access in a world of
keyloggers and man-in-the-middle attacks for both cloud-based and
on-promise web applications. PortalGuard offers a tokenless approach
via a mobile OTP as well as a Tokenless Transparent Toolbar (TTT)
which sends a Time-based OTP or TOTP. Yubico rounds out PortalGuard's
two-factor authentication offerings by adding a USB-based token. The
integrated PortalGuard - YubiKey solution provides a two-factor
authentication solution that is cost-effective enough for small
organizations, while offering a robust solution to meet enterprise
"Yubico is pleased to partner with PortalGuard, enabling YubiKey
technology to work with solid enterprise authentication software,"
says Stina Ehrensvard, CEO & Founder of Yubico.
The joint PortalGuard and YubiKey solution is a fully customizable
standards-based authentication platform that is completely scalable
and is designed to run "out-of-the-box" on your existing hardware.
PortalGuard also provides an API which allows developers to tightly
integrate its security controls into existing applications. Free
trials of the complete, integrated solution are available through
PortalGuard and trial installations are typically completed in about
For more information, please visit www.portalguard.com and
PortalGuard is a five layer authentication
platform that is designed to provide companies, no matter what their
size or industry, a strong foundation of authentication. This is a
web-based platform that delivers five unique and complementary
authentication layers and is designed to deliver a multifaceted
approach to application security. PortalGuard provides two-factor
authentication, transparent user authentication, self-service
password management, single sign-on, and password synchronization
functionality all in one encompassing package. For more information,
please visit www.portalguard.com.
Founded in 1999, PistolStar, Inc. is privately funded and based in
Amherst, NH, yet it maintains a global presence through relationships
with international resellers and partners. Since introduced, the
company has sold its software to over 600 enterprises in the U.S. and
abroad, comprising millions of users. While PistolStar, Inc.
continues to expand its presence in the Global 2000 enterprise
market, it also provides its products to the small-to-medium business
Yubico is the leading provider of simple, open online
identity protection. The company's flagship product, the YubiKey,
uniquely combines driverless USB hardware with open source software.
More than a million users in 100 countries rely on the YubiKey
two-factor authentication, enabling instant and secure access to
computers, networks and cloud applications. Customers range from
individual Internet users to e-governments and Fortune 500 companies.
Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held with offices in California,
Sweden and United Kingdom. For more information, please visit
Tel: (603) 547-1200
Madison Alexander PR, Inc.
SOURCE: PistolStar, Inc. dba PortalGuard
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