EPIC Advisors Selects Green Armor Solutions to Secure Access to Online Retirement Accounts
Cites Green Armor's Stronger Security and Better User Experience
December 5, 2006 - Rochester, NY and Hackensack, NJ - EPIC Advisors, Inc. announced today that it has selected Green Armor Solutions to implement two-factor and website authentication to secure online access to the retirement plans under its management. EPIC, which oversees over 850 retirement plans in 29 states, reported that the selection of Green Armor followed a thorough comparison of products from numerous leading authentication vendors.
“We compared several major authentication systems, and 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,” commented Neil Steffen, Senior Manager at EPIC. “Our test users liked Green Armor’s offering better, as did our security and compliance auditors, which is an unusually good combination.”
Green Armor Solutions will enable EPIC to strengthen authentication and to meet new FFIEC security guidelines without sacrificing user friendliness. Green Armor’s Identity Cues series of enterprise authentication products leverages a combination of psychology and technology, and deliver a solution that is both more effective and easier to implement than alternative offerings. It stands out in its simplicity for users (they do not need to enroll, install any software, carry any devices, memorize any information, or perform extra steps during login), and its security (for example, offering multiple defenses against man-in-the-middle attacks as well as against next generation psychology-based attacks, both of which are beginning to surface as serious vulnerabilities in many authentication systems).
"We are excited to have been chosen as the authentication platform for EPIC Advisors and its customers," said Joseph Steinberg, CEO of Green Armor Solutions.
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 (all patent-pending) leverage a unique blend of psychology and technology to help deliver maximum security with maximum user convenience. They provide strong two-factor authentication (exceeding FFIEC and NCUA guidelines) as well as effective site authentication (mutual authentication) that protects 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 products can help companies address security and privacy requirements as part of compliance initiatives for FFIEC/NCUA Authentication, HIPAA, and GLBA.
About EPIC Advisors
Headquartered in Rochester, New York, EPIC Advisors, Inc. is a leading full-service 401(k) plan recordkeeping firm serving financial institutions and small to midsize companies since 1993. EPIC currently serves clients in 29 states, comprising more than 850 retirement plans with $2.2 billion in assets. EPIC specializes in participant-directed plans, using daily valuation recordkeeping.
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