ActivCard Expands Through Distribution Agreement With Alternative Technology

Wednesday 17 March 2004 19:48 CET | News

ActivCard and Alternative Technologies (AltTech), a leading distributor of security products and server-based computing solutions, today announced signing of an authorized distribution agreement.

Under terms of the agreement, AltTech will sell and support the full range of ActivCard products through its U.S. and Canadian VAR channel for: -- Secure Remote Access Solutions ActivCard AAA Server software and easy-to-use authentication devices strengthen security for remote dial-up, VPN, web, terminal services, and wireless LAN access. -- Single Sign-On (SSO) Solutions ActivCard SSO simplifies sign-on for end users, reduces the cost of helpdesk support for password resets, and improves security through multi-factor authentication to enterprise applications including Microsoft Windows, mainframe, Java and web applications. -- Smart Card-Based ID Solutions With ActivCard software, a single multi-function smart card can securely store PKI certificates for digital signatures and secure email, biometric and demographic data, and one-time-passwords -- as well as converge with physical security credentials and photo IDs for employee badges and government-issued IDs. ActivCard solutions answer the essential security imperative that organizations face: the ability to know with certainty the identity of individuals connecting to networks, services and data in todays anytime, anywhere computing environment. Customers can alleviate risks and inefficiencies associated with vulnerable static passwords by deploying strong authentication and smart card-based solutions to secure communications. The breadth of the ActivCard solutions surpasses legacy authentication and traditional point perimeter security with true enterprise identity management capability and modularity that allows customers to start with one solution and upgrade over time. The agreement brings together AltTechs distribution channel and VAR programs with ActivCard solutions that enhance fundamental business security and productivity. The resulting synergy and solutions address unique requirements in healthcare, homeland security, local government and other business environments that benefit from streamlined user authentication for network access, password and digital credential management cost reduction, and session mobility.

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