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Bull Evidian launches three innovative solutions for mobile computing user security

  • Evidian Mobile E-SSO, the first E-SSO to enable employees to benefit from consistent access management, no matter where they are or what workstation they are using
  • Evidian Data Privacy, which protects sensitive information against theft and spying by encrypting data flows and protecting exchanges
  • Evidian's E-SSO solution can also utilize TrustWay PPS, Bull's encryption USB key for mobile workstations

  • Paris, November  22, 2006 -

    Bull Evidian, Europe's leading supplier of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, is extending its portfolio of solutions with three innovative new products for mobile computing user security. All three form an integral part of the company's E-SSO (Enterprise Single Sign-On) offering.

    The new solutions combine strong authentication and SSO, access controls, encryption of files on the workstation, and encryption of data exchanged within a workgroup consisting of employees and partners. They have been developed in response to the needs of all kinds of organizations who want to enhance the mobility of their teams, while still maintaining security levels and regulatory compliance.

    "As Europe's leader in enterprise Identity and Access Management, our aim is to support our customers as they develop and grow in an increasingly open world. In the same way that we have already been helping them to implement business-to-business and business-to-consumer security solutions, now we are bringing in innovative security solutions for mobile computing, a key challenge when it comes to strengthening integration within partner and customer ecosystems. And in the near future, our shared identity and access management solutions will help to speed up the dynamic of these moves towards increasing openness," explains Hassan Maad, Managing Director of Bull Evidian.

    Innovative solutions to guarantee the security of mobile computing users
    Intrusions into information systems or the stealing of sensitive data are risks that organizations cannot afford to take. As a result, they have to respond to two apparently contradictory challenges: being open to increased mobility, while at the same time enhancing security! As experts in SSO - which is designed to ally productivity and security in just this way - Bull Evidian is pushing forward the boundaries by offering simple and effective responses to these issues.

    WiseGuard Mobile E-SSO means mobile employees benefit from consistent management of their access to computing resources
    Whether they're working within the enterprise itself or remotely (via an VPN IPSEC or SSL extranet gateway, over the Internet from a hotel PC, a home computer or an Internet café¿), all employees should be able to benefit from the same simple and secure access to information. To complement Evidian's E-SSO solution, WiseGuard Mobile E-SSO uses the corporate directory and manages all passwords between the E-SSO and Web SSO systems in consistent way. This integrated solution enables the most appropriate authentication method for the particular circumstances to be specified: for example, a password for internal access, and an OTP (One-Time Password) token for mobile access. Finally, Mobile E-SSO interfaces with mobile network appliances (VPN SSL), allowing mobile employees to be authenticated just once by the appliance and the enterprise portal at the same time. Based on SAML and SSL industry standards, the solution is compatible will all SSL appliances supporting SAML, such as Juniper Instant Virtual Extranet, for example.

    WiseGuard Data Privacy protects against theft and spying on sensitive information, by encrypting data flows on mobile or fixed PCs
    Increased mobility is precipitating a real explosion in loss and theft of PCs. In order to secure themselves effectively, organizations need security solutions which guarantee that no unauthorized person can access data stored on PCs or exchanged within a workgroup. To meet this imperative, Bull Evidian is extending its portfolio of E-SSO offerings with WiseGuard Data Privacy. A pure software solution, this simple and integrated product combines application access control with encryption of data flows and exchanges of sensitive data. This AES 256 bit strong encryption solution offers very high levels of performance, with much lower CPU utilization rates than its rivals. In addition, the solutions enables secure exchange of information between employees and partners.

    Bull Evidian's E-SSO offering can now make use of TrustWay PPS, Bull's universal very high security USB encryption key for mobile workstations
    WiseGuard responds to the need for extremely high levels of security, with the advent of very close integration with Bull's USB encryption key - TrustWay PPS - for mobile workstations. With this integration, WiseGuard transforms the TrustWay USB key into a user authentication tool, encryption processor and ultra-secure memory resource (1Gb). Being operated on the key itself, the authentication is protected against "spywares", "key loggers" and other weaknesses of the workstation. Developed using technologies from the defense world, TrustWay® PPS features a universal USB cryptographic processor delivering 30 Mb/s performance, in AES 256 mode, to enable all key management, encryption/decryption, and signature decoding functions that the user needs to be carried to out: strong authentication for all types of applications, VPN IPSEC tunnels, encrypted VoIP, secure messaging, etc.

    Availability and price

    WiseGuard SSO Mobiles is available immediately. For 1,000 workstations, the retail price is €15 per user.

    Evidian Data Privacy is immediately available in English and the French version will be available in the first half of 2007. For 1,000 workstations, the retail price of the WiseGuard Mobile Protect module for disk encryption starts at €40 per user.

    The retail price of the WiseGuard File Encryption module, for encrypted data exchange within workgroups, starts at €50 per user.

    TrustWay PPS is available immediately. Close integration with WiseGuard will be finalized to industry standards in Q1 2007. For 1,000 keys, the retail price of TrustWay PPS 512 Mb starts at €218 per user. The retail price of TrustWay RCI 1 is €259. These prices include "VPN Client" and disk encryption.

    About Bull Evidian 

    Bull Evidian, a subsidiary of Bull, is the European leader and one of the world's major players in Identity and Access Management (IAM). Evidian's offerings include enterprise SSO, provisioning for applications, SQL databases and LDAP directories, an approval workflow to automate the management of identities and access rights, identity federation and security for SOA and web environments

    Bull Evidian software helps numerous organizations in Europe, the Americas and Asia to improve their flexibility, enhance their security and achieve regulatory compliance, as well as to reduce costs. Bull Evidian's IAM solution has been recognized by many international awards. Bull Evidian's customers include many prestigious names such as EADS, T-COM, UBS, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Swiss Life, Dexia, Nissan, Sanofi-Aventis and Deutsche Post.

    For more information, visit: www.evidian.com

    About Bull, an Atos company


    Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

    Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

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    About Atos

    Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

    Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

    For more information, visit: atos.net

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