Authernative AuthGuardREDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authernative, Inc., a leading developer of user authentication technologies for enterprises and governments, today announced that it has joined the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) partner program.

McAfee SIA, the security industry’s premier technology partnering program, selects companies with leading technology solutions to improve threat visibility and create powerful new security workflows. SIA is built around jointly integrated solutions that help maximize the value of existing customer investments, while reducing implementation time and costs.

Authernative provides innovative user authentication solutions enabling secure mobile, online, and cloud access. Authernative’s AuthGuard® versatile authentication server offers a range of multi-factor authentication options based on random partial shared-secret recognition patented technologies. AuthGuard’s enhanced password, pattern-based one-time PIN, out-of-band and mobile client user authentication methods provide scalable security, high usability, electronic mass deployment, lower TCO and device/platform independency.

As a McAfee SIA partner, Authernative will integrate its AuthGuard® server auditing services that accompany its world class authentication with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software, an enterprise-class platform that lets organizations centrally manage the security and compliance of their products. Authernative and McAfee will offer a complementary solution for tracking and auditing strong user authentication options and user authentication events. The ePolicy Orchestrator platform is central to the security of over 40,000 organizations and manages more than 60 million endpoints.

“The rise in user credential theft and circumvention of traditional authentication technologies calls for powerful new authentication approaches that are coupled with authentication event monitoring,” said Max Berman, Vice President of Sales at Authernative. “Integrating with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software will provide our joint customers with enhanced protection and added threat visibility.”

“We are excited to add Authernative as a valued partner to our Security Innovation Alliance Program,” said Ed Barry, vice president of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance. “Our customers face increasingly more complicated challenges to secure ubiquitous access and to maintain compliance, and Authernative’s integration with the ePolicy Orchestrator platform helps deliver greater protection, faster threat response, and reduced operational costs.”

About Authernative:
Authernative provides innovative software security solutions offering identity and access management capabilities including advanced authentication, secure remote & mobile access, and user credentialing. The company’s products are used to assure authenticated access to devices, confidential data, protected resources, information sharing and transactions. They allow businesses and government agencies to lower the cost of providing, deploying and managing strong user authentication for enabling e-government, e-business and addressing corporate and regulatory compliance requirements. Authernative holds multiple U.S. and foreign patents, GSA schedule, FIPS 140-2 certification and twice the Best Security Solution award from the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) Council.

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