Sentillion Joins RSA Secured® Partner Program to Provide Secure User Two- Factor Authentication for Remote Virtualized Desktops
ANDOVER, Mass., March 6 / - Sentillion vBusiness, a division of Sentillion, Inc., today announced that its packaged desktop virtualization solution, vThere(TM), has been awarded RSA Secured® certification with RSA SecurID®, signaling its interoperability with industry leading two-factor authentication technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE:EMC). Additionally, Sentillion joined the RSA Secured Partner Program.
vThere is a packaged virtualized desktop solution, which leverages virtualization technology to create a corporate managed secure end-point that runs on any contemporary Microsoft® Windows®-based workstation. End points at remote locations such as a virtual call center agent's home office are secured and controlled by creating corporate virtual computers, which run on, but are isolated from, the underlying unmanaged PC. As a result of the technology partnership between Sentillion and RSA through the RSA Secured Partner Program, end-users who are running a vThere image on their unmanaged PC can use their RSA SecurID token to enable two-factor authentication to a corporate computer network from a remote or mobile location.
"Our RSA Secured certification enables Sentillion customers to enjoy an added level of network security when deploying vThere. We are proud that RSA has certified that vThere adheres to the policies and requirements set forth by RSA SecurID technology," said David Fusari, vice president & CTO for Sentillion.
"An effective strategy to protect identities and secure information access enables businesses to build the confidence that corporate data is being accessed securely by customers, partners and employees." said Stuart Cohen, director of partner development at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. "The RSA Secured technology partnership between Sentillion and RSA helps enterprises efficiently and cost-effectively manage the digital identities of diverse constituencies regardless of their location."
Remote workers, including teleworkers, virtual call center employees, contractors, business partners, or temporarily displaced employees, require access to corporate applications and data in order to be productive. This presents serious technology and security challenges because the IT department has the added responsibility of deploying and managing remote desktops, while also trying to navigate the complex security challenges associated with remote access into the enterprise. vThere is designed to help organizations overcome these challenges in a simple, cost-effective and secure manner.
The RSA SecurID system is the world's most widely used two-factor user authentication solution. It is as simple to use as entering a password, but significantly more secure. Used in conjunction with RSA Authentication Manager software, an RSA SecurID authenticator functions like an ATM card for a company network, requiring users to identify themselves with two unique factors - something they know (a password or PIN), and something they have (such as an RSA SecurID key fob token) - before they are granted access to secure business information.
About Sentillion vBusiness
Sentillion vBusiness was founded on the belief that physical boundaries should not compromise or limit business operations and user experience. Sentillion vBusiness' flagship product, vThere(TM) is the first virtualized, server-less approach to remote access. vThere provides organizations with the ability to deliver exactly the same application access, user experience and level of security as when the user is physically within the enterprise, without the need for a server-based infrastructure. Recent industry accolades for vThere include being named Best of Show for software innovation at the 2006 CompTIA SMB Summit.
Sentillion vBusiness, which provides virtualization solutions to all industries, is a division of Sentillion, Inc., the leading provider of identity and access management solutions for the healthcare industry. Sentillion is a privately held company headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts. For more information, visit Sentillion vBusiness at vthere.net.
About the RSA Secured Partner Program
The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the oldest and largest alliance programs of its type, bringing over twelve years of experience and hundreds of complementary solutions together. RSA SecurID, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Sign-On Manager, RSA® Digital Certificate Manager and RSA® Federated Identity Manager certification programs bring added assurance to customers that the solutions they are deploying are certified as interoperable with industry leading products, helping them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA's commitment to providing standards-based interoperability and mutual vendor support to customers using RSA's security solutions for business acceleration. For more information, please visit www.rsa.com.
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