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VeriSign, TriCipher Offer Stronger Protection For Google Apps

Free solution delivers strong authentication to Google Apps with the option of leveraging a one-time-use password on a mobile phone

LOS GATOS, Calif. (September 22, 2009) — TriCipher, a leading provider of Internet identity services, announced today that it has integrated the VeriSign Identity Protection' (VIP) Service to offer secure single sign-on and strong authentication for Google Apps with mobile one-time-password (OTP) credentials from VeriSign. To promote this capability, TriCipher and VeriSign are offering free strong authentication using VIP mobile OTP credentials to businesses using Google Apps Premier Edition.

Triple-strength security for Google Apps accounts TriCipher's myOneLogin Secure Single Sign-On service helps protect businesses using Google Apps from the risks of phishing and stolen passwords. It uses the SAML federation support offered by Google Apps Premier to support secure single sign-on. And it adds three new layers of security to the Google Apps login:

1. A user-selected security image and message 2. Secure browser-based second factors 3. Secure, out-of-band and roaming authentication using VeriSign VIP Access for Mobile, which turns mobile phones into one-time-password generators

"Security is built into every level of Google Apps. While some of the larger customers of Google Apps have deployed multi-factor authentication, this solution from TriCipher and Verisign makes it more accessible to companies of all sizes in an easy to deploy service," said Eric Sachs, Google Security Product Manager. "As businesses continue to migrate to Google Apps for their core applications, multi-factor authentication offers additional assurance that the logins themselves are protected from theft or misuse."

Free service for Google Apps Premier customers The free myOneLogin Strong Authentication for Google Apps service combines TriCipher's patented multi-part credential with VIP Access for Mobile, which turns ordinary cell phones into mobile one-time-password generators

"As a cloud-based technology, VIP is well suited for securing cloud-based applications such as Google Apps Premier," said Kerry Loftus, vice president of User Authentication at VeriSign. "Strong, two-factor authentication is a proven defense against account takeover but has historically been perceived as being costly and difficult to deploy. This free service for Google Apps Premier customers will demonstrate just how easy it is to get strong authentication into users' hands without deploying hardware or infrastructure."

Customers can easily extend the service to all of their Web applications by upgrading to the full myOneLogin Secure Single Sign-on service with VIP mobile credentials " gaining a secure, single sign-on for an unlimited number of Web applications. Users of the full service can also integrate myOneLogin with internal Active Directory or LDAP directories.

"The joint solution of TriCipher myOneLogin and VIP Services gives businesses of all sizes access to sophisticated, enterprise-class authentication security, at a very low cost," said John De Santis, chairman and CEO of TriCipher. "With this affordable, on-demand service, we have made it simple to deploy strong authentication if you're running your business on Google Apps."

For more information please visit http://myonelogin.com/googleapps/.

About TriCipher TriCipher, Inc. provides Internet identity services to protect web and enterprise portals, the people that use them and the business processes that flow through them against fraud and identity theft. TriCipher myOneLogin is the first secure, on-demand offering that delivers strong authentication, single sign-on (SSO) and federation capabilities for web applications in a single solution. The TriCipher Armored Credential System (TACS) is a unified authentication system that enables companies to deploy and manage multiple types of credentials from a single infrastructure. Through this flexible "Authentication Ladder," TriCipher protects customer investment by adjusting authentication strength to defeat new threats and to meet regulatory changes without the need to implement a new infrastructure. Founded in 2000, TriCipher is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. The company is funded by ArrowPath Venture Capital, EPIC Ventures, Intel Capital, RBC Technology Ventures, and Trident Capital.

Google and Google Apps are trademarks of Google Inc.

Media Contact for TriCipher: Dan Brennan Corporate Ink 617.969.9192 [email protected]

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