OTTAWA and MEDIA, Pa. -- Pegasus Technologies (www.pegasustechnologies.com), a leader in IT-based security solutions and services, has praised CRYPTOCard (www.cryptocard.com), the leading authentication technology developer for heterogeneous environments, for providing resellers with the flexible and robust solutions required to assist healthcare organizations achieve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. Pegasus Technologies noted that CRYPTOCard's two-factor authentication technology enabled the reseller to customize security to meet the specific identity management policies of the healthcare customer rather than expecting customer policies to adapt to a new solution.
"Unlike most security providers, CRYPTOCard enables resellers to tailor identity management to a customer's security policies rather than having to change the security policy to accommodate the technology," said Matthew Tucker, President, Pegasus Technologies. "CRYPTOCard provides numerous different solutions that can work with any operating system, and as a result, it is possible to fill a round hole with a custom-built round peg rather than having to try and force in a square peg," Tucker continued. "There are many different types of organizations within the healthcare sector, but whatever their HIPAA requirement, CRYPTOCard's flexible, affordable, and robust solutions make it possible to develop an appropriate solution."
Pegasus Technologies' healthcare clients include Benefit Allocation Systems,
a major provider of integrated, comprehensive benefits and human resources outsourcing solutions. Pegasus developed a simple and cost-effective method
to positively identify users attempting to access the building or the network. CRYPTOCard's KT-1 keychain token positively authenticates remote laptop users while CRYPTOCard's SC-1 smart card is utilized by office staff for both HID door access and desktop authentication - ensuring that Benefit Allocation Systems meets strict HIPAA security requirements.
"We knew we required two-factor authentication to be fully HIPAA compliant,"
said Josh Hunsberger, Systems Administrator, Benefit Allocation Systems. "We looked at various alternatives, but determined that CRYPTOCard offered us the best value and ease of implementation," Hunsberger continued. "We just wanted a cost-effective solution that would provide user-friendly two-factor authentication, and CRYPTOCard did just that."