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ActivIdentity Launches Management Appliance To Stop Password-Gathering Malware

Credential management appliance aimed at midsize companies

Fremont, Calif., Nov 03, 2010 - ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in intelligent identity assurance, today introduced the ActivID™ Credential Management System (CMS) Appliance. The industry’s first-ever credential management appliance will enable medium-sized companies to quickly deploy smart cards and smart USB tokens for simple, secure authentication into desktops, VPNs, applications and building access systems. As the cornerstone of the ActivIdentity Universal Enterprise Access solution, the ActivID Credential Management System Appliance will reduce the risk of network breaches, compliance problems and financial liabilities for organizations in a variety of markets including finance, technology, health care, energy and manufacturing.

"With recent studies showing that almost half of network breaches result from stolen or weak credentials, secure identity assurance is more critical to business today than it ever has been," said Grant Evans, chairman and CEO of ActivIdentity. "By offering a simple credential management appliance that can be installed in under thirty minutes, we are bringing the power of one secure credential for desktop, network and physical access to mid-sized organizations, helping them improve security and meet compliance requirements."

By replacing hard-to-remember, easy–to-guess and expensive-to-manage passwords with certificate-based smart cards and USB tokens, customers are much better protected against the theft of user credentials, including password-stealing malware.

"More and more companies ranging in size from 500 to 10,000 employees are demanding an easy and affordable secure credential management solution,” said Perry Carpenter, research director of Gartner’s secure business enablement group. “Identity assurance players looking to compete must address this key and growing market by including a credential management appliance as part of their overall solution."

The ActivIdentity Universal Enterprise Access solution enables organizations to create and manage one highly secure smart card for each employee to access digital and physical resources, reducing costs while eliminating threats. Users benefit from the convenience of using a single credential to access their desktop, networks, applications and even the buildings where they work.

About ActivIdentity

ActivIdentity Corporation is a global leader in intelligent identity assurance, providing solutions to confidently establish a person’s identity when interacting digitally. For more than two decades the company’s experience has been leveraged by security-minded organizations in large-scale deployments such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Nissan, and Saudi Aramco. The company’s customers have issued more than 100 million credentials, securing the holder’s digital identity. ActivIdentity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit www.actividentity.com.

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