New Secure Remote SSO Using Microsoft Active Directory Now Available From Blue Ridge Networks

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Large Enterprise Solution, Proven by US Army, Facilitates Use of X.509 Certificates for Authentication of Remote Users. Solution dramatically simplifies the delivery of mobility and secure SSO by facilitating use of X.509 certificates for authentication of remote users, while eliminating the need to maintain proxies and authentication servers.

Our solution now presents IT administrators with a simple and proven approach that works with the infrastructure they already have in place. More than that, users can now work securely and smoothly - wherever their jobs take them.

Blue Ridge Networks, the premier provider of high assurance security solutions to business and Government, announced today that its BorderGuard™ product Blue Ridge BorderGuard product now streamlines secure single sign-on (SSO) for organizations using Microsoft's Active Directory for user authentication. This solution dramatically simplifies the delivery of mobility and secure SSO by facilitating use of X.509 certificates for authentication of remote users, while eliminating the need to maintain proxies and authentication servers.

The company's BorderGuard solution incorporates a unique "Green List" for Active Directory remote access into its BorderGuard high assurance virtual private network platform, as well as a "Red List" capability that can override a valid user's certificate if needed. Microsoft Active Directory MS Active Directory is very popular among large organizations, but until now, these enterprises have been plagued by difficulties in managing and authenticating remote users. Within the government marketplace, the Blue Ridge solution DOD PKI is significant in that it enables broader use of CAC cards.

"Strong authentication using Active Directory is finally transparent to end users," said Blue Ridge Networks CEO Mike Fumai. "Our solution now presents IT administrators with a simple and proven approach that works with the infrastructure they already have in place. More than that, users can now work securely and smoothly - wherever their jobs take them."

About Blue Ridge Networks

Blue Ridge Networks is a respected and leading provider of unparalleled high assurance security solutions for government and private industry. The company's products represent high standards of security strength as tested and certified by independent organizations. The company's products have earned: FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria, Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), ARMY TIC, and Department of Defense SPOCK certifications. Additionally, they comply with important HIPAA, HSPD-12, and PCI regulations. Information about the company's products and managed services can be found by visiting http://www.blueridgenetworks.com.

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