Green Armor Solutions Defends Against Exploitation of DNS Vulnerabilities
Helps defend against attacks exploiting the recently discovered Domain Name System vulnerability as well as possible future vulnerabilities
August 4, 2008 - Hackensack, NJ - Green Armor Solutions announced today that its Identity Cues authentication platform offers defenses against online fraud techniques that exploit the recently discovered vulnerability in DNS, and that it delivers such security without compromising user convenience. Furthermore, Green Armor’s defense approach can shield against attacks that leverage as of yet unannounced DNS vulnerabilities.
The recently announced serious DNS vulnerability allows criminals to potentially reroute web requests to a rogue server which impersonates a legitimate business server. Such an attack can trick unsuspecting people into divulging their usernames, passwords, and other personal information, thereby facilitating crimes such as financial fraud, corporate espionage, and identity theft.
Green Armor’s Identity Cues Two Factor utilizes multiple defenses against such attacks. It proactively utilizes psychologically-sound site authentication to make obvious to users whether they are communicating with a legitimate business server or with a criminal’s clone. Additionally, Green Armor’s behind-the-scenes multi-factor authentication can stop a criminal from gaining access to a business system even if the criminal somehow managed to obtain a user’s login credentials. As such, even if hackers successfully exploit a DNS weakness and launch attacks, an organization that protects its online business systems with Green Armor’s authentication can remain secure from many adverse repercussions.
As criminals’ techniques improve and advanced attempts at committing online fraud continue to proliferate, the importance of the defenses and advanced technology offered by Green Armor Solutions continues to grow. At the same time, Green Armor’s unique technology allows organizations to deploy both site and multi-factor authentication in a fashion that does not require users to enroll, to install any software, to carry any extra security devices, to memorize any new information, or to perform extra steps during login.
Green Armor’s system has consistently proven to be both more secure and more user-friendly than competing products. The Aite Group has described Green Armor as providing the “best site authentication,” and Neil Steffen, Senior Manager at EPIC Advisors, noted that after comparing authentication solutions from several vendors he “found Green Armor’s technology to be head-and-shoulders above those of the other firms. The Green Armor system simply offers a much better user experience as well as stronger security than the technology offered by competing providers.”
Furthermore, Green Armor’s technology can secure access to systems from both computers and mobile devices/smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone, RIM’s BlackBerry devices, Motorola’s Q phone, Palm’s Treo series, and other handheld computers.
“Today, the importance of protecting sensitive systems and data with truly strong authentication is critical,” said Shira Rubinoff, President of Green Armor Solutions. “As criminals continue to improve their tactics, the advantage offered by Green Armor’s defenses against sophisticated attacks grows increasingly important as a differentiator between our offering and many others.”
More information about Green Armor Solutions and its Identity Cues series of products can be found on the Green Armor Solutions web site at: http://www.greenarmor.com/.
About Green Armor Solutions Inc.
Green Armor Solutions offers innovative solutions to information-security challenges facing today’s businesses. Its Identity Cues series of products leverage a unique blend of psychology and technology to help deliver maximum security with maximum user convenience. They provide strong two-factor authentication and site authentication thereby helping to protect against phishing, pharming, and online fraud, while allowing users to continue to enjoy the simple, comfortable user experience with which they are already familiar. Identity Cues authentication products can help companies address security and privacy requirements as part of compliance initiatives for FFIEC/NCUA Authentication, HIPAA, and GLBA. Green Armor’s systems help secure numerous financial environments including those at First Bank, EPIC Advisors, and hundreds of credit unions. For more information please visit:
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