CRYPTOCard PARTNERS WITH VALUE-ADDED RESELLER, 2A INFORMATICA, TO PROVIDE ITALIAN BUSINESSES WITH TRULY USER-FRIENDLY AND COST EFFECTIVE TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

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Partnership Underscores CRYPTOCard's Commitment To Eliminate The Greatest Risk To Networks - Weak Static Passwords!

CRYPTOCard, the leading authentication technology developer for heterogeneous environments, today announced that in response to the fast-increasing European demand for its cost-effective cross-platform CRYPTO-Server two-factor authentication solution, it has partnered with Italian value-added IT security reseller, 2A Informatica.

Developed to meet real-world requirements - where Linux and Mac workstations often live in a mixed Windows domain, with Windows clients and Apache or IIS Web servers - CRYPTO-Server makes it simple and cost effective to positively authenticate each user within a true heterogeneous environment.

CRYPTOCard's event-based CRYPTO-Server two-factor authentication technology eliminates weak static passwords by making it simple for an authorized user to gain secure, positively-identify access to remote access servers, VPNs, firewalls, web servers, and wireless access points by simply entering their PIN together with a random password generated by their secure token.

By generating a unique password for every log-on attempt, CRYPTO-Server makes stolen credentials useless to hackers while simultaneously ensuring users do not have to memorize complicated credentials - significantly reducing the help-desk costs associated with resetting forgotten passwords, and the security risk resulting from users writing down their passwords.

"An organization cannot guarantee system security if it cannot positively identify each individual user, and CRYPTOCard's two-factor authentication technology makes this a simple process for Windows, Linux, or Macintosh users," explained Malcolm MacTaggart, President & CEO, CRYPTOCard Corp. "2A Informatica's local presence will make it easy for Italian organizations to purchase and deploy CRYPTOCard's simple, cost-effective, and highly-secure alternative to insecure static passwords."

"As a trusted IT security provider, 2A Informatica prides itself on only providing its clients with the finest security products available," explained Roberto Camparini, Research & Development Manager, 2A Informatica. "Having thoroughly researched all available technologies, it was clear that only CRYPTOCard's CRYPTO-Server could provide 2A Informatica's customers with high-level user authentication that would also be user friendly, simple to administer, and cost effective."

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