GoldKey to Support Two-Factor Authentication on Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

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GoldKey Security Corporation announced that it will support two-factor authentication for an upcoming version of the Cisco® AnyConnect® Secure Mobility VPN Client.

GoldKey Security Corporation
GoldKey announced that it will support an upcoming version of the Cisco® AnyConnect® Secure Mobility VPN Client.

GoldKey Security Corporation, a leading provider of hardware-based two-factor authentication solutions, today announced that it will support an upcoming version of the Cisco® AnyConnect® Secure Mobility VPN Client.

The new VPN client will allow encryption of IP traffic based on what is called “Suite B,” the set of encryption algorithms designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) for Department of Defense communications. The Cisco VPN Client will be able to utilize the Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) capabilities of GoldKey Security Tokens to authenticate users.

Suite B cryptography secures network traffic using encryption based on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) using 128-bit or 256-bit keys, digital signatures with the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm using curves with 256-bit and 384-bit prime moduli, key exchange using the Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman method, and hashing (digital fingerprinting) based on the Secure Hash Algorithm-2 (SHA-2).

The NSA has stated that these algorithms together provide adequate information assurance for classified information. NSA Suite B cryptography for IPsec has been published as standard in RFC 4869 and has gained acceptance in the industry.

About GoldKey Security Corporation

GoldKey Security Corporation is the leading provider of enhanced two-factor authentication that protects sensitive data and resources for government, financial, and other organizations with its hardware and software tokens. Deployed by customers in over 40 countries, GoldKey’s security tokens allow shared access to encrypted files and secure login to online resources. A Midwest USA-based, family-owned company, GoldKey provides an innovative alternative to less secure login methods with its patent-pending technology that puts control of access in the hands of its users.

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