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|eEye Products to Support Federal CAC Smart Cards for 2-factor Authentication|
|Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 03:04:00 PM|
Eye Digital Security a provider of IT security and unified vulnerability management and remediation solutions, today announced that its REM Security Management Console now supports the U.S. Department of Defense CAC smart card for two-factor authentication, a compliance requirement for access to critical federal government computer systems.
Common Access Card (CAC) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) smart card used as a general identification card as well as for authentication to enable access to DoD computers, networks, and certain DoD facilities. The CAC enables encrypting and cryptographically signing email, facilitating the use of PKI authentication tools, and establishes an authoritative process for the use of identity credentials.
“Since most government websites require a CAC card to execute a login to view secured data, it’s only natural to support REM with the same level of security,” said Morey Haber, eEye VP of Product Management. “We’re pleased to offer our federal government customers a DoD-level of security afforded by the support of two-factor authentication when users login to REM.”
The REM Security Management Console is a key component of Retina.GOV, providing unified vulnerability management and compliance. Designed for government departments and agencies, the REM Security Management Console provides a single point of visibility into an organization’s security posture. Government organizations can quickly identify and prioritize vulnerabilities by balancing the asset value with the severity of the threat. By allocating resources based upon threat level and business function, organizations can focus on the most critical vulnerabilities and attacks first.
In addition to REM, eEye’s Retina Web Security Scanner, a best-in-class web scanning solution that rapidly and accurately scans large, complex web sites and web applications to tackle web-based vulnerabilities, will also support the CAC smart card by the end of Q2. “The Retina Web Scanner is the only web scanner we are aware of that will support login authentication using the CAC smart card,” Haber said. “With industry leading reports and the most flexible data reporting possible, Retina Web Security Scanner allows government organizations to communicate risk throughout their organization and secure their network.”
The Retina Web Security Scanner leverages eEye’s advanced security intelligence capabilities, developed from years of product development, security research and professional services engagements. The solution gives customers a complete picture of the performance and security status of deployed web applications plus on-demand inventory and diagnostic capabilities to ensure privacy and compliance. Retina Web Security Scanner identifies application vulnerabilities and site exposure risk, ranks threat priority, produces highly graphical, intuitive HTML reports, and indicates site security posture by vulnerabilities and threat level.