Yubico and Collective Software Release Affordable, Integrated Strong Authentication Solution for Microsoft Active Directory

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Yubico and Collective Software partner to release AuthLite, an affordable, integrated multi-factor authentication system designed to secure access to Windows workstations and Microsoft Active Directory networks. Collective Software developed AuthLite to incorporate Yubico's YubiKey, in addition to the user's normal password.

The combination of ease of use, simplicity of configuration, cost-effectiveness, tight integration with ISA and AD, and exquisite security makes AuthLite stand out from the crowd

Yubico (http://www.yubico.com), the authentication innovator that helps the world trust the net, has partnered with Collective Software to release AuthLite, an affordable, integrated multi-factor authentication system designed to secure access to Windows workstations and Microsoft Active Directory networks.

"The combination of ease of use, simplicity of configuration, cost-effectiveness, tight integration with ISA and AD, and exquisite security makes AuthLite stand out from the crowd," said Thomas Shinder, Microsoft Forefront Security Specialist at Prowess Consulting. "I highly recommend any company without a current two-factor authentication solution to consider AuthLite."

Organizations throughout the world use Active Directory to provide network services, authenticate users, and manage their IT enterprise. Normally, Windows user accounts are weakly protected with only a single-factor password. Different systems exist to extend this security, but they often require expensive hardware tokens, deployment of reader devices, costly annual service agreements and confusing user training.

Collective Software, the premier filter developer for the Microsoft ISA Server platform, developed AuthLite to incorporate Yubico's YubiKey, in addition to the user's normal password. YubiKey's one-touch design emulates a USB keyboard to enter strong one-time credentials automatically without expensive hardware or complicated, multiple step logon procedures.

For maximum security and manageability, YubiKey data is stored within Active Directory and authentication is accomplished without relying on an external server on the Internet. The AuthLite software can automatically program each user's new YubiKey when they visit the Windows "Change Password" screen on their workstation. In this manner, converting any number of users to the AuthLite system is easily done without tedious administrative key provisioning.

AuthLite also enables multi-factor logon to offline workstations, VPN services, and Extranet portals. The thin, 2 gram YubiKey can easily be carried on a keychain and used with AuthLite for all secure authentications to the enterprise.

A free evaluation of AuthLite can be downloaded from http://www.AuthLite.com, and YubiKeys can be ordered from http://www.yubico.com/order.

About Yubico
Yubico (http://www.yubico.com) is an authentication innovation company that helps the world to trust the net. In business since 2007, with over 1,100 customers in 50 countries, the Yubico technology is rapidly being adopted by developers and web 2.0 companies around the world. The team is based in California, Sweden, UK and India. Visit Yubico booth #940 at the RSA Conference 2009.

About Collective Software
Collective Software (http://www.collectivesoftware.com) is the premier filter developer for the Microsoft ISA Server platform since 2004. They provide innovative solutions to enhance and complement ISA Server and Microsoft Authentication technologies in the enterprise environment. Their headquarters are located in Springfield, Illinois.

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