Orange Business Services enhances Security as a Service portfolio

SafeNet Authentication Service provides additional layer of security through multifactor authentication delivered in a cloud model.

Orange Business Services has enhanced its Security as a Service portfolio by migrating to a cloud-based secure authentication service from SafeNet, a global leader in data protection.

By enhancing its Secure Authentication solution with SafeNet Authentication Service, Orange Business Services is providing its enterprise customers an additional layer of security when accessing corporate resources or cloud services. Customers can use the same unified and secure multifactor credentials to access a virtual private network as well as cloud services such as Google Apps, Salesforce.com and other cloud-based business applications and infrastructure.


“While enterprises want to take advantage of the cost savings that cloud solutions provide, most of them see security as a more and more strategic concern,” said Nicolas Furgé, head of Security Business Unit, Orange Business Services. “With this new flexible and customisable Authentication Service, enterprises have the best of both worlds: an enhancement of their security posture and a significant reduction of their operational and administrative costs.”


Companies benefit from Secure Authentication by being able to use market-leading multifactor authentication from Orange Business Services in a cloud delivery model. In addition to inherent cloud computing attributes like simplicity, elasticity and high performance, customers also benefit from only paying per user per month as opposed to having significant up-front investments in hardware or software.

“Today’s service providers are under immense pressure to provide their enterprise customers with differentiated services and enhanced security, but without the high costs associated with implementing and supporting these services,” said Neil Hollister, vice president, Global Service Providers, SafeNet Inc. “We are happy to be partnering with Orange Business Services and offering them SafeNet Authentication Service. By doing so, we can help Orange Business Services provide its enterprise customers with all the benefits of the cloud environment, but with the level and comfort that they need to ensure that their sensitive data is secure in this new virtual working environment.”

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