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Teresa Law | 06 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec would like to announce the new update of VIP, with a new look and feel to VIP Manager and new functionality for Enterprise Gateway v9.2. 

The current VIP Manager will continue to be available using the current URL for approximately six months to allow for a smooth transition to the new URL  Both VIP Manager interfaces will use the same database backend so you may use them interchangeably if desired.

Summary of New Features:

  • A brand new VIP Manager with Symantec branding, new navigation and dashboard, and redesigned user and credential management functions
  • Support for configurable VIP user IDs improve data privacy
  • Enhancements streamline process when migrating from legacy authentication solutions to VIP
  • Improved manageability in diverse and complex environments
    • Support for multiple user stores with a...
Brendon Wilson | 04 Jul 2011 | 0 comments


Last week, the Australian online edition of CIO magazine published a great set of questions your CEO should be asking IT staff about replacing their existing strong authentication solution. Three key questions in the article are particularly interesting in wake of the recent news from RSA:

  1. How much is distributing new tokens going to cost the organization?
  2. When will we receive the replacements? Six months? Twelve months?
  3. Are there any alternative two-factor authentication offerings that are lower cost and more convenient that would save the organization operating expenses without compromising security?

Most organizations seeking to mitigate the potential risk to their sensitive...

chalcon | 22 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

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This week Facebook announced the availability of new security features for its users. Two significant features of note are the always-on "HTTPS" secure sessions, as well as the availability of two-factor authentication (aka strong authentication).

The use of "HTTPS" by websites enables secure information transmission, which helps protect users when sharing or sending personal information online. Many popular websites have added the HTTPS (where the "S" at the end of HTTP stands for "secure") this year due in part to the availability of interception tools like Firesheep. The presence of an SSL...

chalcon | 15 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

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The RSA Conference 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco has officially kicked off and the VIP team is starting the week off strong. Our VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service is part of several exciting announcements this week and below is a brief look at what's in the news.

Ping Identity Integrates VIP to Deliver Cloud-Based Authentication with Single Sign-On
Ping Identity announced that it has integrated VIP into its PingFederate identity federate suite. The PingFederate Integration kit for VIP creates a solution that enables enterprises to secure remote workers with strong authentication, while providing them a single online identity with single sign-on across both internal applications and almost every leading cloud application. The complete press release can be found...

chalcon | 09 Feb 2011 | 0 comments


Today Symantec announced that it has been selected by Intel to integrate our VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) credential into the Intel Identity Protection Technology (IPT) platform, found in select 2nd generation Intel Core processors. You can find the complete press release here for full details.

The combination of VIP and Intel IPT creates a new class of strong authentication credential for PC users that is embedded into the Intel chipset. Now VIP and Intel IPT can help prevent...

chalcon | 02 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

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According to a recent story in UK, the EU Emissions Trading System was recently suspended by the European Union following what was described as "recurring security breaches in national registries over the last two months." The thefts involved $38 million worth of carbon credits.

Bloomberg reported that the latest breach occurred at Prague-based Electricity Market Operator (OTE), a government owned energy trading platform where over $7 million worth of carbon credits had been stolen and sold in the open market.

The Bloomberg story also reported that the OTE was due to introduce...

vipmobile | 10 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

Greetings VIP Blog fans,

I'm here at the 2009 Gartner Identity & Access Management (IAM) Summit. The day started off with a keynote presented by Earl Perkins, one of the lead Gartner analysts who explained how much IAM has evolved over the years - highlighting the fact that there are several IAM lifecycle elements (Planning, Process, and Problems) to consider and several key business drivers (improving security, reducing risk, and meeting regulatory requirements) in deploying an IAM solution. And at the end of the day, four of the analysts presented as a panel and reviewed the 2009 "...