Entrust adds Vordel flagship XML security products to its portfolio, delivers integrated Web and Web Services security offering
Entrust and Vordel to Deliver a Comprehensive Security Solution to Accelerate Web Services Deployment
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Dublin, Ireland and Dallas, USA, September 7, 2004 - Vordel, the XML Web Services security company, and Entrust, Inc. [NASDAQ: ENTU], a world-leading provider of Identity and Access Management solutions, announced today that a major global distribution agreement has been signed that licenses Entrust to resell and support Vordel products worldwide. Incorporating VordelSecure, the XML gateway, and VordelDirector, the XML security server, into the Entrust® Secure Identity Management Solution portfolio will help enable Entrust to expand a single, high-performance and scalable solution that secures both Web site and Web Service access to its enterprise customers.
Randy Heffner, vice president at analyst group, Forrester, wrote, "Web services applications create a new access channel to business services. Firms should secure the Web services channel within a broader security context to achieve a unified and consistent access policy for business services, stronger access control for business services, and better planning for evolving security solutions."*
The combined solution from Entrust and Vordel means that enterprises will not require separate security architectures for their business services and Web Services applications. It offers a unified, consistent access policy infrastructure to enforce security across existing and new Web and Web Services applications, thereby helping to enable greater efficiencies and cost savings.
"Customers are increasingly using Web Services for improving service levels and reducing costs in transactions with customers and partners," according to Chris Voice, Vice President Identity Management at Entrust. "This agreement allows Entrust to address the security requirement with a single solution leveraging centralized policy to help save customers time and expenses."
The offering represents a key extension to Entrust's Secure Identity Management Solution that provides authentication, authorization and provisioning capabilities. Organizations will have the capability to define authentication and access policy centrally, and have it enforced for both Web and Web Services transactions. Vordel's XML security capabilities can be readily added to Entrust GetAccess™ deployments due to the tight integration between the two product families. This agreement also provides customers with a single point of purchase and global support for their Web and Web Services security needs.
Vic Morris, Vordel CEO, explained how the announcement benefits Vordel: "This agreement will enhance Vordel's sales abilities, and extend Vordel's cross-vertical footprint in a number of important markets. We're especially pleased about the agreement consolidating and enhancing our support offering to our North America customer base."
Entrust and Vordel are hosting a webinar on Wednesday September 8, 2004, at 11:00 EST to outline the specifics of this joint solution offering. To attend, please register here.
Entrust, Inc. [Nasdaq: ENTU] is a world-leading provider of Identity and Access Management solutions. Entrust software helps enable enterprises and governments to extend their business reach to customers, partners and employees. Entrust's solutions for secure identity management, secure messaging and secure data can help increase productivity and improve extended relationships by helping to transform the way transactions are done online. Over 1,250 organisations in more than 50 countries use Entrust's proven software and services to turn business and security challenges into secure business opportunities. For more information, please visit www.entrust.com.
Vordel provides security for XML communications. Our XML gateway and XML security server products enable organizations to deploy and configure security, both inside and outside the organization. VordelSecure is an award-winning XML gateway that provides perimeter-based security, while VordelDirector is an XML security server that delivers pervasive security throughout enterprises and Service Oriented Architectures. Vordel products are in use by Fortune 1000 companies, and public sector institutions worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vordel.com.
*Source: Forrester Research, "Forrester Wave™: XML Security Gateways, March 2004"
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This press release contains forward looking statements relating to a commercial relationship into which Entrust has entered, and the expected benefits of such relationship, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements are delays in the training of Entrust's sales/marketing personnel in respect to Vordel products, coordination of sales and marketing training between Entrust and Vordel, delays in coordination of development between Entrust and Vordel, delays in the training of Entrust support personnel with respect to Vordel products, delays in product development and integration, undetected software errors or bugs in the Vordel or Entrust products, competitive pressures, market acceptance of the separate and combined technologies of Entrust and Vordel, Vordel's ability to continue to develop and evolve its products, Vordel's financial success and stability, changes in Vordel's ownership, changes in customer requirements, competitive pressures, governmental regulations (including export laws and regulations), general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Entrust's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation Entrust's Quarterly Report on Form 10-K for the quarter ended June 30, 2004. Entrust cautions investors that it might not update any or all of the foregoing forward-looking statements.