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Outperforms Other Access Management Solutions by up to 65 percent

Entegrity Solutions® Corp., a leader in access management and application security software and services, today announced its AssureAccessTM access management software set a new performance record of up to 65 percent faster for critical real world authorisation speeds than competing solutions. The results were achieved in tests conducted by National Software Testing Labs (NSTL), the global leader in information technology testing. These results underscore Entegrity's commanding performance lead in the access management software marketplace.

According to a report published by NSTL, Entegrity AssureAccess delivered superior authorisation performance in real world user environments, delivering linear scalability due to its unique Entegrity FastAccess™ architecture, which enables authorisations to be completed at the Web server. Based on a one million user extranet scenario with a six web server configuration, Entegrity AssureAccess can achieve 321,120 authorisations per minute.

In addition, Entegrity AssureAccess also maintained maximum authorisation performance in more dynamic security policy scenarios, demonstrating virtually identical performance compared to scenarios with a basic security policies.

The complete NSTL report and Entegrity Performance Whitepaper is available on the Entegrity web site: http://www.entegrity.com/whitepapers .

"With test results like these, Entegrity AssureAccess has proven clear performance leadership in access management security software," said Geoff Charron, vice president of development. "For real-world environments, where authorisations far outnumber authentications, AssureAccess is delivering the performance and scalability required to support mission-critical and trusted e-business applications and transactions."

Entegrity AssureAccess enables individuals to log on once and access many applications, keeping the rate of authentication requests relatively low. The rate of authorisation requests, however, is typically much higher, perhaps by as much as 100 or 1000 times, as an individual navigates through the various applications and specific access policies of greater or lesser complexity must be enforced. As a result, authorisation performance and scalability are the key metrics companies implementing e-business strategies must consider when selecting an access management solution.

"AssureAccess delivered impressive overall performance for authorisation and authentication across all test scenarios", reported NSTL. "The FastAccess architecture of AssureAccess allowed the authorisation capacity to be increased in a near linear manner simply by adding additional AssureAccess enabled Web servers."

The AssureAccess FastAccess architecture securely maintains authentication status record at the web server for the duration of the session, enabling all subsequent authorisations to be completed without accessing the AssureAccess security server. This unique architecture offloads the authorisation decisions from the AssureAccess security server directly to the web servers, improving response times and scalability. The architecture also enables application data to be fed directly into the policy evaluation engine, facilitating dynamic policy decisions.

About Entegrity AssureAccess

Entegrity AssureAccess is the industry's first 4th generation, dynamic policy-based solution for managing the "Four As" of application security - authentication, authorisation, audit and administration - for modern, highly distributed Web and application server based environments, including industry-leading BEA WebLogic. AssureAccess is highly scaleable, 100 percent pure JAVA, designed with open industry standards and offers native J2EE support. AssureAccess rapidly secures business application environments and maintains corporate security policies that reflect the dynamic decision-making nature of real word business environments.

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For additional information contact: Bridget Drysdale
Entegrity Solutions
+44 (0) 1344 782 950
bridget.drysdale@entegrity.com

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About NSTL

Founded in 1983, NSTL is the leading independent information technology testing organisation for the computer industry, dedicated to providing high quality services and test tools to hardware developers, software publishers, government agencies and corporations. NSTL has extensive experience developing and conducting objective tests to assess new and existing products for compatibility, performance, comparative performance, usability, and functionality. NSTL’s proficiency and thoroughness provide clients with a high quality, cost-effective means to assess, differentiate and evaluate IT products. http://www.nstl.com/ NSTL clients include Microsoft, IBM, HP, 3Com, AT&T, Chase, and Compaq.

About Entegrity Solutions

Entegrity Solutions provides complete, integrated access management and application security software and services, enabling secure e-business for the Global 2000. Entegrity’s security solutions include Entegrity AssureAccess, a pure JAVA solution for dynamically managing authentication, authorisation, audit, and administration of security for Application Servers, Web Servers, and Web enabled applications. Entegrity Consulting and Integration Services are offered worldwide. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., the company has sales, operations and R&D facilities in Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, Sweden, and the UK. For more information, visit the Entegrity Web site at http://www.entegrity.com.


Entegrity® and Entegrity Solutions® are registered trademarks, and AssureAccess™ is a trademark of Entegrity Solutions Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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