REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Authernative, Inc., a leading developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that it has been awarded its General Services Administration (GSA) Information Technology Schedule contract, number GS-35F-0440U. The contract enables Authernative to sell its AuthGuard(R) user authentication product directly to government agencies.
The GSA Schedule contract, which represents Authernative's continued momentum in the federal government market, will make it easier for federal, state and local government entities to procure solutions from a trusted vendor and obtain already negotiated pricing that is determined to be "fair and reasonable" as well as at its "best value." Authernative remains committed to expanding and strengthening its government channel, recognizing this vertical market as an important factor for achieving its long-term growth.
The addition of Authernative to the GSA Schedule makes AuthGuard(R) user authentication solutions widely available to all federal customers while complying with government initiatives including "E-Authentication," "Protection of Agency Sensitive Information," "Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information," "Telework," "Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors," "Continuity of Operations Programs," and other initiatives designed to ensure secure access in government environments.
The AuthGuard(R) solution stands out from other user authentication
security products because of its versatile range of patented secure
authentication methods that are provided in one product, together with the
FIPS 140-2 validated Authernative(R) Cryptographic Module, and self-service
capabilities. AuthGuard(R) authentication options range from legacy
password, to one-time challenge one-time response, OTP, out-of-band and
secure in-band authentication. These methods, used alone or in combinatio
|SOURCE Authernative, Inc.|
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