The IT team at University of Wisconsin is deploying USB “keychains” with digital security capabilities to faculty and students. The tokens contain a smart card chip that holds PKI credentials to secure access to networks and encrypt/sign email. The eToken from Aladdin is also touted as a means to protect student records and thus comply with FERPA requirements for student privacy.
University of Wisconsin Chooses Aladdin eToken to Ensure Student and Faculty Privacy and Data Integrity
Provides Strong Authentication and PKI Support to Help the University Comply With Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
CHICAGO, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ:ALDN), the leader in Software DRM, identity management, and content security solutions, today announced that the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), a major university with nearly 40,000 students and staff, selected the Aladdin eToken USB smart card to secure campus-wide emails and files using two-factor authentication.
After an exhaustive evaluation process, the University’s IT team recently began providing eToken to its numerous schools and administrative departments. Aladdin eToken is easy to use and highly portable, providing University of Wisconsin-Madison users with a secure yet mobile method of storing and using their digital credentials.
Security and Portability in a Single Key
About the size of an average house key, Aladdin eToken provides University of Wisconsin-Madison users with a simple method of storing and using their digital credentials. eToken’s PKI-based digital signing of emails ensures the integrity of any content sent and confirms the identity of an email sender. eToken provides the University with unmatched email security, seamlessly connecting to major email clients and enabling PKI applications to operate, generate and store private keys and digital certificates inside the USB-based eToken or an eToken smart card. This creates a secure environment and allows maximum ease-of-use. eToken also assists the University in its compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
“Aladdin eToken provides us with a flexible, durable token for storing digital credentials that are crucial for verifying the authenticity of communications and files,” said Nicholas Davis, PKI project leader for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “After months of testing, we believe eToken is the best solution for our extremely large organization. We selected Aladdin eToken because of its unparalleled functionality, as well as its ongoing acceptance at other major universities. We look forward to deploying Aladdin eTokens throughout our numerous schools, as it has proven to be a manageable, cost-effective solution for storing digital certificates.”
“With the implementation of Aladdin eToken at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, eToken continues to expand its growing presence within the higher education community,” said Dan Pfeifle, senior director of Aladdin eToken, Aladdin North America. “Offering unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, Aladdin eToken has quickly become an appealing option for educational institutions tasked with providing strong digital security among its staff and students. We’re pleased to work with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to ensure maximum security for email and important files.”
In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities to over 40,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit: http://www.wisc.edu/ .
About Aladdin eToken
Aladdin eToken is the world leader for USB-based authentication solutions. It provides strong user authentication and cost-effective password management solutions enabling organizations to easily and effectively expand business opportunities with secure network access, improve data security through enhanced encryption and digital signing, and reduce costs and vulnerabilities through superior password management. For more information, please visit http://www.aladdin.com/eToken .
Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALDN) , founded in 1985, is a global provider of security solutions. Its security products are organized into two segments: Software Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Enterprise Security. Aladdin’s Software DRM products allow software developers and publishers to protect their intellectual property, increase revenues through licensing, and reduce losses from software piracy. Aladdin’s Enterprise Security solutions enable organizations to secure their information technology assets by controlling who has access to their networks (identity and password management) and what content their users can utilize (proactive content security). Aladdin has offices in 10 countries, a worldwide network of channel partners and holds numerous industry awards for innovation and reliability. For more information, please visit the Aladdin Web site at http://www.aladdin.com/ .