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Optimal IdM Honored with Government Security News 2017 Homeland Security Award
[January 11, 2018]

Optimal IdM Honored with Government Security News 2017 Homeland Security Award


TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Optimal IdM, a leading provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, today announced it has been named “Best Multifactor Authentication Solution” of the 2017 Government Security News (GSN) Homeland Security Awards (HSA) Program under the Cyber Security Products and Solutions category.

GSN HSA Award logo
GSN HSA Award logo


Announced in January of 2018, the 9th annual award program’s judging in this category is based on a combination of client organization, technological innovation or improvement, filling a recognized government IT security need and flexibility of a solution to meet current and future organizational needs.

According to Lead Judge, Chuck Brooks, “Each year the quality and scope of the submissions makes it more difficult to judge. They are all deserving. There are no inferior security products or services that I evaluated – they are all stellar. The approaches and methods sometimes differ among the entries and that is largely because they are highly focused on their specific client needs. As to the government entries, these submissions exemplify the best in public/private cooperation. Government is moving rapidly into the digital era and integrating technologies, processes and accordingly new mandates of their government agences and programs.”

The Optimal Authentication Service (OAS) from Optimal IdM is a multi-factor authentication-as-a-service offering that allows customers to implement a variety of MFA solutions using their existing web and non-web applications. As a MFA service, OAS helps prevent phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks by delivering push notifications to a user’s registered mobile device which optionally works with fingerprint enabled systems. OAS includes time-based one-time password (TOTP) and traditional one-time passcodes (OTP) that can be sent via short message service (SMS), email or voice calls. Each can be used as a stand-alone option or in conjunction with a complete IAM program. The service can also be used to provide passwordless access to applications by leveraging mobile device push authentication.

“We are honored to be acknowledged as the industry’s best technology for multifactor  authentication solutions,” said John Maring, COO & Managing Partner of Optimal IdM. “The HSA award inspires us to continue to set the standard for innovative and affordable multifactor solutions, as well as deliver superior customer service.”


Optimal IdM was also recently positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche Players quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, named a Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Identity as a Service: Single Sign-On to the Cloud Report, and featured on the Best Identity Management Solutions list of 2017 by PC Magazine. Optimal IdM received 4 stars and an editor rating of Excellent.

About Optimal IdM
Optimal IdM is a global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. Optimal IdM partners with clients to provide comprehensive, fully customizable enterprise level solutions that meet the specific security and scalability needs of their organizations. Optimal IdM offers its solutions both on premise and in the cloud as a 100% managed service offering. Customers include Fortune 1000 companies, as well as federal, state and local government agencies all over the world. Founded in 2005, Optimal IdM is privately held and has been profitable in every quarter since inception. Visit www.optimalidm.com for more information.

Media Contact:

Dan Chmielewski
Madison Alexander PR
714-832-8716
949-231-2965
dchm@madisonalexanderpr.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/519a1031-e4b2-44b1-a7ea-5070f6bf4e9e

 

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