Exostar Adds One-Time Password Option to Identity Management Solution
HERNDON, VA, December 20, 2011 ─ Exostar, whose cloud-based solutions enable secure, cost-effective business-to-business collaboration, today announced it has expanded its Managed Access Gateway (MAG) identity management service offering to accept one-time password (OTP) hardware tokens. MAG uses the Exostar-issued OTP hardware tokens, as well as other forms of credentials such as basic level of assurance and medium level of assurance public-key infrastructure certificates and common access cards, to control access to Exostar and other service provider applications connected to the Exostar Identity Hub.
“Our OTP hardware tokens are highly secure because we control 100 percent of the process, from programming and initialization to worldwide shipping and distribution,” said Vijay Takanti, Exostar’s Vice President of Security and Collaboration Solutions. “Not only is our OTP policy subject to an annual third-party audit, but no individual’s OTP hardware token will be accepted by MAG until explicit approval for activation has been provided by a company’s organization administrator who possesses an equivalent or stronger credential.”
Typically, OTPs are used within a single enterprise. Exostar’s OTP hardware tokens can be purchased and used by anyone in the Exostar community – currently comprised of over 70,000 companies and nearly 200,000 users – to gain secure access to all applications in the community to which they have been granted permission.
The Boeing Company (Boeing) has selected MAG’s new OTP capability as the foundation of its “One ID” Supplier Identity Management program. The Boeing One ID program uses a two-factor authentication requirement that will employ Exostar’s OTP hardware tokens to authenticate access to approximately 10,000 supplier organizations and 50,000 individuals serving all divisions across the Boeing enterprise. The transition to the Exostar OTP hardware tokens will be completed during the 2012 calendar year.
Exostar powers secure business-to-business information sharing, collaboration and business process integration throughout the value chain. Exostar supports the complex trading needs of many of the world's largest companies in aerospace and defense, life sciences, and other industries. Exostar’s cloud-based identity assurance products and business applications reduce risk, improve agility and strengthen trading partner relationships and profitability for over 70,000 companies worldwide, including BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter, The Boeing Company, Computer Sciences Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp., Newport News Shipbuilding, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Co. and Rolls-Royce. For more information, please visit www.exostar.com.
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