SafeNet Authentication and Hardware Security Modules Achieve Compliance Certification from IdenTrust

Strengthens Security Options for eBanking with Expanded Interoperability and Identity and Transaction Protection

BALTIMORE
August 30, 2011

SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, announced today that its eToken PRO, eToken PRO Anywhere, and eToken NG-FLASH Anywhere certificate-based authentication token devices, as well as its Luna and ProtectServer Hardware Security Modules (HSM), have completed compliance certification from IdenTrust™.  IdenTrust is a global leader in trusted identity solutions and the premier provider of digital identity authentication services to the financial services market. 

As financial services firms look to expand eBanking applications and services amidst a climate of ongoing risks and threats, they require solutions that can extend from verification of identities to layered protection for transaction security, digital signing, as well as back-end transaction validation and processing. The IdenTrust certification of SafeNet’s industry-leading certificate-based authentication solutions, and HSMs now provides global financial institutions with interoperable, standards-based options required to build a complete identity and transaction protection strategy and ecosystem. 

  “SafeNet is trusted to protect the most sensitive transactions of some of the world’s top banks,” said Tsion Gonen, corporate vice president, products and marketing, SafeNet. “Achieving IdenTrust Certification for our extensive portfolio of certificate-based authentication solutions as well as our HSMs means that global financial services organizations now have access to the broadest and most innovative options for identity and transaction protection, and greater interoperability. This enables them to reduce the ongoing risks associated with advanced threats, strengthen protection of sensitive online transactions, and deliver more secure online banking services.” 

The industry’s foremost “keys in hardware” solution, SafeNet’s HSMs, are a leading choice for financial services, providing the strongest available cryptographic security to protect, store and manage sensitive key material and digital certificates. SafeNet’s “smartcard-on-board” certificate-based authenticators deliver advanced threat protection, identity and transaction security and digital signing capabilities, all balanced with simplicity and ease of use.  The IdenTrust certification covers SafeNet Authentication Client middleware, SafeNet’s flagship eToken PRO authenticator, eToken PRO Anywhere, the industry’s first clientless PKI authenticator, and eToken NG-FLASH Anywhere, the industry’s only purpose-built “trusted browser” platform.

As the trusted advisor for major financial institutions and banks, IdenTrust provides a unique technologically interoperable environment for authenticating and using identities worldwide. IdenTrust provides applications that use electronic identities that establish contracts, grant authority, support secure encrypted data and information storage and secure online interactions.

“SafeNet is a leader in the security market exclusively focused on the protection of high-value information assets, and with this certification, we can now offer these proven, standards-based interoperable solutions to banks and their end users,” said Rama Thamman, senior director, Solution Architecture, at IdenTrust. “Our relationship with SafeNet and their IdenTrust certified products will be a mutually beneficial relationship for us and our respective customers.”

About IdenTrust

IdenTrust™ is a leader in trusted identity solutions recognized by financial institutions, government agencies and businesses around the world. The only bank-developed identity authentication system, IdenTrust provides a legally and technologically interoperable environment for authenticating and using identities in more than 175 countries. IdenTrust enables end-users to have a single identity that can be used with any bank, any application, and across any network. IdenTrust identities are globally interoperable under uniform private contracts. For more information, please visit www.identrust.com.

About SafeNet, Inc.

Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet’s data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high-value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments.  Learn more about SafeNet on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.