KuppingerCole Report
Executive View
By Mike Small

Entrust IdentityGuard for Enterprise

Securely authenticating users is a major problem given the increasing threats from cyber-crime. Entrust IdentityGuard for Enterprise provides a comprehensive solution for enterprises to select and manage the way in which organizational users are authenticated to access both physical and logical assets.

1 Introduction

The threats to organizations from data theft, ransomware and other forms of crime continue to increase. Organizations need to be vigilant and take ap ...

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2 Product Description

Entrust Datacard is a privately held company that was founded in 1969 with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. In 2014 Entrust was acquired ...

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2.1 Entrust IdentityGuard for Enterprise

Entrust IdentityGuard offers a wide of authenticators from a single software platform. The platform extends to cover smartcards, mobile smart credent ...

This platform enables organizations to:

  • Issue digital certificates, smartcards (from Entrust or third parties), mobile‑based smart credentials a ...
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2.2 Strong Authentication Methods

Entrust IdentityGuard supports a wide range of strong authentication methods with a single point of administration. This makes it easier for organiza ...

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2.2.1 Transparent Authentication

These methods do not require day-to-day involvement and include:

  • Digital Certificates – these include existing X.509 digital certificates issue ...
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2.2.2 Physical Form Factor Authenticators

Physical form factors are physical devices that users carry and use when authenticating. Entrust offers a range of physical authentication devices:

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2.2.3 Non-Physical Form Factor Authenticators

Non-physical form factor authentication provides methods of verifying user identities without requiring them to carry an additional physical device.

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2.2.4 Mutual Authentication

Mutual authentication provides a mechanism for the user to be confident that the system that they are logging onto is genuine so that they do not divu ...

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2.2.5 Adaptive Authentication

The Entrust IdentityGuard platform supports adaptive authentication. The toolkit allows organization to evaluate a broad range of contextual attribu ...

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2.3 Integration with Enterprise Infrastructure

The Entrust IdentityGuard platform works within the organization’s existing infrastructure. The platform can run as a stand-alone authentication ser ...

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2.4 Management Interface

Entrust IdentityGuard provides an administrative dashboard that for managing user enrolment, roles, group and policy management, bulk operations and m ...

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2.5 US PIV Standard

The NIST standard FIPS 201 specifies Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for US Federal employees and contractors. Entrust Datacard is a US Federal government-approved provider of PIV and
PIV-I credentials.

3 Strengths and Challenges

Securely authenticating users is a major problem given the increasing threats from cyber-crime. Entrust IdentityGuard for Enterprise provides a compr ...

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