Redwood City, California and Aliso Viejo, California (PRESS RELEASE – June 10, 2011) – DigitalPersona, Inc., a global provider of authentication and endpoint protection solutions, and Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSFT) have teamed to simplify the deployment and use of advanced enterprise security technologies for small and medium businesses (SMBs). DigitalPersona Pro incorporates Quest Defender two-factor authentication in its centrally-managed suite of security applications, providing SMBs with a simple and affordable way to address VPN security, as well as to protect data and manage access to computers and applications without having to deploy multiple products.
DigitalPersona Pro makes advanced security applications easy to deploy and use, including full disk encryption, multi-credential authentication for Windows and applications, two-factor VPN authentication and single sign-on (SSO). By integrating Quest Defender, DigitalPersona Pro offers businesses the ability to combine the security of one-time passwords for remote access with the ease of use of other forms of strong authentication, including fingerprint biometrics or smart cards. With DigitalPersona Pro, mobile notebook users can safely log into VPNs, webmail and other RADIUS-compatible applications without having to carry hardware-based tokens or launch separate software token applications.
“We are pleased that DigitalPersona has integrated Quest Defender into its centrally-managed suite of security applications,” said Jackson Shaw, senior director of product management at Quest Software. “With the broad distribution of DigitalPersona Pro on leading brands of notebook computers, many more businesses will now be able to take advantage of our award-winning, proven technology for securing their VPNs and critical applications.”
DigitalPersona and Quest share a common focus on enabling customers to use their existing investment in Microsoft Active Directory to reduce the cost and time involved in setting up and managing a strong authentication infrastructure. Quest Defender connects RADIUS authentication servers to Active Directory; DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise enables IT administrators to use Active Directory to manage security policies for a full suite of security applications. SMB customers can deploy whichever security applications in the suite they need today, and add others later as their needs grow – without the risk of incompatibility or the cost and pain of adding a whole new management system.
“The addition of Quest Defender into DigitalPersona Pro gives SMBs a unique and easy way to deploy two-factor authentication for remote users,” said Jim Fulton, vice president of marketing at DigitalPersona. “By working with established market leaders such as Quest, DigitalPersona is able to bring security solutions to the SMB market that are simpler and more affordable to deploy than individual point security products.”
About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software (NASDAQ:QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
DigitalPersona, Inc. is a global provider of authentication and endpoint protection solutions that make security simple, practical and affordable for businesses of all sizes. The company helps enterprises, government agencies, custom application developers and independent software vendors close the gap between people and security to efficiently address growing compliance and fraud-prevention demands. DigitalPersona’s award-winning technology is offered by market-leading computer manufacturers and solution providers around the world.