Read our detailed Identity Guard review.
Entrust IdentityGuard recently released a versatile authentication platform which is
compatible with many of the Windows operating systems including Vista, Windows
XP, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008. Entrust is a leading provider in identity
protection services for companies, consumers and online businesses. The new
security solution will provide access authentication for Windows desktops and
Entrust IdentityGuard allows businesses and corporations to secure access to
computers for the end user by providing authentication choices from the grid
card which has been patented by Entrust and one-time password tokens. The
authentication applies regardless if the end user is accessing the desktop while
connected to the network or using the PC offline.
With IdentityGuard businesses can provide security in layers which regulates
the type of access each user can have and according to a specific transaction.
IdentityGuard is compatible with many different types of applications and a diverse
organization of users.
The authentication process for IdentityGuard involves a username and password,
one-time passcode (OTP) which is delivered over SMS or email, a grid and grid eGrid
cards for two-factor authentication, IP geolocation which identifies the IP address
location, digital certificates for use in software and smart cards, and a wide variety
of one-time passcode tokens which also include a token for mobile devices. The
token for mobile devices works with the Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile which allows
businesses to verify their customers, business associates, and vendors through a
For business security IdentityGuard provides hefty authentication for remote access
through a secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) which is provided by leading VPN
providers such as CheckPoint, Cisco, and Citrix. There is also an 802.1x for wireless
IdentityGuard provides multichannel support for phone, email, kiosk, SMS, and
onsite service if necessary. Businesses are protected when they deploy the
appropriate authenticator system for user groups which is customized according to
the level of associated risks, needs of the end user, and cost. IdentityGuard also
provides comprehensive security for consumers with a wide range of authentication
methods, security tokens, Entrust TransactionGuard, and the Entrust Open Fraud