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Arcot, CardSpace Integrate

Arcot announced the first-to-market integration with Microsoft Windows CardSpace identity management framework

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Arcot Systems Inc., a leading provider of risk-based authentication, strong authentication, digital signing, and secure ePayment solutions, today announced the first-to-market integration with Microsoft Windows CardSpace identity management framework.

Arcot’s authentication solution, WebFort, enhances the protection for information cards that reside on the user’s desktop, by adding a portable, multi-factor authentication layer. The WebFort solution helps retain the same look and feel of username/password but resists brute force attacks and prevents unauthorized users from using the information card.

Arcot’s 100 percent software-based, strong authentication technology delivers the right balance of cost, convenience, and strength to organizations that want to protect and verify the identities of their employees, customers and partners. Arcot’s unique “Software Smart Card” authenticates users while protecting their digital identities from phishing and “man-in-the-middle” attacks.

Windows CardSpace lets any Windows application give its users a common way to manage their digital identities. It supports many types of digital identity tokens and offers users consistent control of their digital identities. It also provides a replacement to password-based Web login, thereby reducing the threat of users’ identity theft and improving user confidence in the identity of remote applications.

“Arcot System’s innovative authentication solution adds an important set of capabilities enabling identity providers to protect the information cards that they issue to users and customers,” said Thom Robbins, Director of .NET Platform Product Management, Microsoft Corporation. “Arcot System’s new solution shows the continuing partner support for Windows CardSpace and adoption by developers since the release of the .NET Framework 3.0.”

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