Entrust IdentityGuard v9.2
Strengths: This is a complete package that is priced well. The reporting is upgraded from previous versions.
Weaknesses: Windows local logon only supported through Grid.
Verdict: The solution provided everything we wanted in a multifactor solution. IdentityGuard is this month’s Best Buy.
SummaryEntrust IdentityGuard v9.2 is an open, versatile authentication platform that enables security across diverse users, transactions and applications. IdentityGuard is an authentication solution capable of servicing both business-to-consumer and enterprise-based deployments. This authentication platform provides a range of authentication capabilities that allows organizations to match the appropriate authentication method to user experience, security requirements and cost, rather than relying on one single authenticator.
The solution was provided for our review as a virtual server, so we did not complete an actual load of the application. The process appears very reasonable from the documentation. Each Entrust IdentityGuard server includes authentication and administration web services APIs, an administration interface, a properties editor and a master user shell.
Entrust IdentityGuard supports numerous authenticators, including OTP tokens. It also supports user transparent authentication methods, including digital certificates, IP geolocation, and device authentication, as well as mutual authentication methods, including message replay, serial number replay, grid location replay and extended validation SSL certificates.
Administration features were easy to use. The main screen provided navigation to the various configuration and management tools and resources. The secondary screens were somewhat elementary in nature, yet effective. Support for lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP), Active Directory and Radius authentication integration makes user setup quick and easy. Logging and reporting provided everything you need for management and audit purposes.
There are several support options available, most for a fee. The documentation was detailed and easy to follow.
We found this solution very impressive.