CD&V enables its staff to remotely and securely access its network using DIGIPASS technology
CD&V, currently the largest political party in Belgium, needed a secure remote access solution enabling its staff to log-on to the network anywhere, anytime. They implemented VASCO’s DIGIPASS solution with the software server IDENTIKEY, a straightforward and user-friendly authentication method that is far more secure than the use of traditional static passwords.
CD&V wanted to implement a remote access solution enabling its staff to work from home or on location. The political party wanted a more secure means of logging on to its network than traditional static passwords in order to secure its confidential information and prevent unauthorized access.
A high user-acceptance was crucial. Employees shouldn’t perceive the solution as an obstacle. Furthermore, the solution mustn’t cause any delays in data transfers and had to be easy to manage by the political party’s IT staff.
VASCO’s DIGIPASS technology combined with IDENTIKEY, allowed CD&V to secure its Citrix XenApp solution in a very cost-effective manner. Thanks to IDENTIKEY’s web-based administration interface, managing the authentication process proved easy to do. The one-button authenticator is very simple to use and was readily accepted by its end-users. Employees can now securely access confidential information anywhere, anytime using DIGIPASS GO 6.
Key Project Principles
Enabling secure remote access
CD&V wanted to implement a remote access solution enabling its staff to access confidential documents from home or on location. CD&V knew that traditional static passwords to log-on remotely were far from secure and was on the lookout for a strong authentication solution. Through its IT-reseller Exabyte, CD&V was introduced to VASCO’s two-factor authentication solutions. CD&V uses DIGIPASS technology in combination with IDENTIKEY server software to secure remote access to its Citrix network.
Real-time access to up-to-date information
Remote users logon to the Citrix web portal with their Windows password and a one-time password generated by DIGIPASS GO 6. Once the password has been validated by the server, the user is authenticated into the Citrix XenApp environment. Through Citrix XenApp, users at home or ‘on the go’ get to see the same desktop and applications as they would at the main office.
DIGIPASS, an outstanding solution
DIGIPASS authentication has fulfilled all of CD&V’s security needs. Employees are now provided with a secure and straightforward means to remotely access business-critical information on the central network. The use of DIGIPASS does not require any additional software or complicated procedures; one of the main requirements the political party posed. From the IT department’s point of view, it is an easy-to-manage solution with an intuitive web-based administration interface.
“DIGIPASS is a far more secure means of authenticating users than traditional static passwords. Thanks to DIGIPASS, our employees have real-time access to up-to-date documents and information anywhere at any given time,"
Koenraad Van Coppenolle, CD&V IT-dienst
The combination of something you have – the device – and something you know – the dynamic password and PIN code makes credential theft virtually impossible and as the passwords generated by the DIGIPASS device expire after a mere 32 seconds, the window of opportunity for fraudsters is severely reduced.
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