Entrust Datacard selected to secure educational cloud service

Educational software provider Vipsnet has chosen Entrust Datacard’s IntelliTrust authentication service to secure access to its cloud-based offering for teachers, parents, and students.

Vipsnet chose IntelliTrust for its new VIPTrust service, which it plans to aggressively pitch to school boards and universities in the Netherlands, based on its superior capabilities and support for managed service providers (MSPs), the companies say.

“Mobile and cloud adoption are transforming the world,” says Ryan Zlockie, global vice president of authentication for Entrust Datacard. “MSPs like Vipsnet see significant market opportunities to help organizations adopt new technology by ensuring the necessary security is in place.” Zlockie continues, “Using modern approaches for authentication and access management helps remove friction and frustration, and in this case, improve the learning experience. It’s no longer about counting factors as far as the end user is concerned, it’s about providing quick and easy access to information while ensuring criminals are kept out.”

Vipsnet was attracted to IntelliTrust by the security and user experience provided by its rich set of authentication capabilities, such as soft tokens, mobile smart credentials, adaptive authentication, biometrics, and device reputation, according to the announcement. Other key features for Vipsnet include flexibility and control provided by the ability to match authentication strength to different user profiles, out of the box support for standards-based applications and on-premise application integrations, and native access management capabilities for conditional application access and single sign-on.

As previously reported, Entrust Datacard joined the FIDO Alliance in November.

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