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Yubico Rounds Out PortalGuard's Two-Factor Authentication Offerings by Adding a USB Token to Prevent Unauthorized Access

AMHERST, NH and PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- Easy and cost-efficient two-factor authentication is now made available by a partnership between PortalGuard, provider of a web-based authentication platform and Yubico, provider of easy and secure login technology.

Strong two-factor authentication is vital for securing access to corporate networks and mission-critical applications with sensitive information. To provide another secure access option to their clients, PortalGuard chose Yubico's YubiKey, a small driverless USB token that simplifies the process of logging in with a One-Time Password (OTP).

"Based on our analysis of complementary strong authentication solutions, we determined the best combination of security, usability and cost would be the most important factors in selecting a partner," said Mark Cochran, Vice President of Sales at PortalGuard. "We selected the YubiKey because it provides a seamless user experience, is extremely cost effective and offers a high security complementary authentication option for the PortalGuard authentication platform."

PortalGuard offers two-factor authentication for both login and password resets to guard against unauthorized access in a world of keyloggers and man-in-the-middle attacks for both cloud-based and on-promise web applications. PortalGuard offers a tokenless approach via a mobile OTP as well as a Tokenless Transparent Toolbar (TTT) which sends a Time-based OTP or TOTP. Yubico rounds out PortalGuard's two-factor authentication offerings by adding a USB-based token. The integrated PortalGuard - YubiKey solution provides a two-factor authentication solution that is cost-effective enough for small organizations, while offering a robust solution to meet enterprise client demands.

"Yubico is pleased to partner with PortalGuard, enabling YubiKey technology to work with solid enterprise authentication software," says Stina Ehrensvard, CEO & Founder of Yubico.

The joint PortalGuard and YubiKey solution is a fully customizable standards-based authentication platform that is completely scalable and is designed to run "out-of-the-box" on your existing hardware. PortalGuard also provides an API which allows developers to tightly integrate its security controls into existing applications. Free trials of the complete, integrated solution are available through PortalGuard and trial installations are typically completed in about one hour.

For more information, please visit www.portalguard.com and www.yubico.com/yubikey

About PortalGuard
PortalGuard is a five layer authentication platform that is designed to provide companies, no matter what their size or industry, a strong foundation of authentication. This is a web-based platform that delivers five unique and complementary authentication layers and is designed to deliver a multifaceted approach to application security. PortalGuard provides two-factor authentication, transparent user authentication, self-service password management, single sign-on, and password synchronization functionality all in one encompassing package. For more information, please visit www.portalguard.com.

Founded in 1999, PistolStar, Inc. is privately funded and based in Amherst, NH, yet it maintains a global presence through relationships with international resellers and partners. Since introduced, the company has sold its software to over 600 enterprises in the U.S. and abroad, comprising millions of users. While PistolStar, Inc. continues to expand its presence in the Global 2000 enterprise market, it also provides its products to the small-to-medium business (SMB) market.

About Yubico
Yubico is the leading provider of simple, open online identity protection. The company's flagship product, the YubiKey, uniquely combines driverless USB hardware with open source software. More than a million users in 100 countries rely on the YubiKey two-factor authentication, enabling instant and secure access to computers, networks and cloud applications. Customers range from individual Internet users to e-governments and Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held with offices in California, Sweden and United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.yubico.com.

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