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Sharleen Forbes,
303/792-3726, ext. 130


Authentor Introduces SmartPath Web Access Management System That Predicts, Adapts to User Behavior

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 12, 2001–
System Incorporates Behavior-Based Profiling and Policy Enforcement as New Approach to Manage, Secure Web Access

Authentor Systems Inc. today introduced SmartPath™, an integrated Web access management and authentication system that enables businesses to cost-effectively provide employees, customers and partners with secure access to online information and applications.
Consisting of hardware and software that incorporates Authentor's proprietary behavior-profiling engine, SmartPath combines patterns of user behavior with other forms of authentication to evaluate security, improve user convenience and provide users with alternatives when initial authentication methods fail or are no longer available. In addition, the SmartPath system reduces hardware and infrastructure requirements typically associated with stronger, high availability security.
"Companies conducting e-business today are frustrated with the technical complexity, cost and weak security associated with managing user access," said Bob Forbes, founder and executive vice president of Authentor Systems. "SmartPath solves the challenges of traditional access management by anticipating and adapting to user behavior and by authorizing access through role- and trust-based policies. In addition, by simplifying user management and logins through delegated administration and single sign on, SmartPath helps businesses achieve operating efficiencies."
SmartPath supports all authentication methods, including passwords, challenge-responses, behavior profiles, digital certificates, smart cards, tokens and biometrics. The Web access management and authentication system works with a variety of Web servers, including Microsoft IIS, Apache, iPlanet, BEA WebLogic, Lotus Domino, IBM HTTP and others.
Gartner reports that 80 percent of U.S.-based enterprises will use the Internet as an integral part of their business processes by 2004, and half will experience a financially significant loss due to Internet-borne incidents by that time.
"As businesses make more information and applications available to online users, the need to provide secure Web access grows exponentially," Forbes said. "In addition, privacy legislation, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley law, are mandating that companies adopt better security standards and practices."

About Authentor Systems, Inc.

Authentor Systems Inc. develops and markets Web access management and authentication systems that enable companies to cost-effectively provide secure access to online information and applications. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., Authentor partners with leading technology companies, including RSA Security, Data Connection Limited, eGuanxi, Ingrian Systems and M2M Matrix.
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