Date: 04 Oct 99 17:50:09 -0400 From: "Kam Hashim"
To: Subject: CRYPTOCard Makes Strong Authentication Simple and Affordable for Red Hat Linux 6.1 Users NEWS RELEASE CRYPTOCard Makes Strong Authentication Simple and Affordable for Red Hat Linux 6.1 Users CRYPTOCard's CRYPTOAdmin, Development Kit, and Set of Tokens Now Included on Red Hat Linux 6.1 Companion CD KANATA, ONTARIO and DURHAM, NC, October 4, 1999 - CRYPTOCard and Red Hat ®, Inc. today announced the shipping of CRYPTOCard's CRYPTOAdmin(TM) 4.0 authentication server with the application CD that ships with Red Hat Linux 6.1. With this solution, Red Hat customers can affordably build token-based authentication into VPNs, firewalls, and secure extranets to effectively guard against network intrusion. Today's announcement of a free upgrade to strong authentication - for ten users to start - should boost industry momentum for hosting security servers on Red Hat Linux. "CRYPTOCard is a company based on open development and industry standards," says Dr. Tony Walker, CRYPTOCard's vice president of development. "We expect that the number of companies choosing to move their security servers onto Red Hat Linux will increase dramatically in the near term. Now that one of the world's leading authentication servers ships with Red Hat Linux 6.1, the advantages for doing so have never been greater." Linux developers often design their own firewalls, VPNs, and secure extranets based on protocols, such as Secure Shell (SSH). SSH is a program used to log onto another computer over a network. It incorporates encryption and simple authentication. With CRYPTOAdmin and the accompanying API toolkit, developers can now integrate CRYPTOCard's strong authentication technology directly into these security servers. Once integrated, CRYPTOAdmin handles access to and management of the token user database. The toolkit, CRYPTOKit(TM), also includes an API for embedding an automated software token that simply "pops up" - on web pages or while connecting to a VPN - to make strong authentication as easy to use as static passwords. As an RPM file, CRYPTOAdmin is easily installed so users can be up and running with the strong authentication system very quickly. CRYPTOAdmin's client-server architecture allows companies to centralize authentication using de-centralized administration. Included with CRYPTOAdmin 4.0 and CRYPTOKit, CRYPTOCard has made available five software tokens and licenses for five RB-1 hardware tokens, which customers must request before June 30, 2000. Customers should contact CRYPTOCard to purchase additional tokens. CRYPTOAdmin 4.0 is the platform for the company's array of tokens: the RB-1 portable card, the ST-1 (client-server) and AT-1 (web browser) 100% Pure Java(TM) tokens and the CT-1 command line virtual token. CRYPTOCard tokens generate and display a one-time password through an event-synchronous method of authentication called QuickLog(TM). Based on the world standard Data Encryption Standard (DES) algorithm, the QuickLog method provides users with a unique new password for each logon attempt. There is no annual license or maintenance fee for CRYPTOAdmin 4.0 or CRYPTOCard tokens. CRYPTOCard tokens do not expire and, therefore, need be deployed only once. The strong authentication system is based on two-factor authentication. Users must possess the token as well as its activation code - a username and PIN, similar to a bank card. With this, organizations no longer have to reassign passwords or debate password complexity standards with users. Moreover, corporate exposure due to stolen, guessed, or inappropriately shared passwords becomes a thing of the past. For more information, please contact CRYPTOCard at 800-307-7042 (US), +1 613-599-2441 (Corporate Headquarters-Kanata), email@example.com, or www.cryptocard.com. About CRYPTOCard CRYPTOCard is a leader in information security, specifically in products used to authenticate users for network access and Internet connectivity. The company's standards-based authentication technology is incorporated into leading security products worldwide. About Red Hat ® Inc. Founded in 1994, Red Hat is a market leader in open source operating system (OS) software and services. Along with its award winning open source Red Hat Linux OS, Red Hat offers a full line of services, including telephone support, on-site consulting, developer training, certification programs and priority access updates, making Red Hat a leading and complete resource for knowledgeable, innovative, mission-critical open source solutions. ### CRYPTOCard is a registered trademark and CRYPTOAdmin, CRYPTOKit, and QuickLog are trademarks of CRYPTOCard. Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Press contacts: Bill Perkins or Kam Hashim Boston Communications Worldwide 617/912-1100 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com