News | June 30, 2011

Level Platforms Expands Security And Authentication Options With AuthAnvil

LPI Level Platforms Inc., a global leader in remote monitoring and management (RMM) software for solution and managed service providers (MSPs), has teamed with Scorpion Software to bolster the security and authentication measures surrounding its award winning Managed Workplace 2011 offering.

Scorpion Software's AuthAnvil is a comprehensive, two-factor authentication solution that provides identity assurance protection. By using a combination of a PIN code and a one-time password generated with an AuthAnvil token, the solution provides clients with the same level of security that banks use to protect client accounts through the ATM system.

"Many of our Partners require the highest possible levels of security in operating their managed services business model." said Gordon Rielly CTO of Level Platforms. "The new AuthAnvil integration provides a simple and effective way to deliver additional protection against unauthorized access to critical IT assets using Managed Workplace."

The AuthAnvil integration includes a suite of policies and management scripts that automate the deployment, management and monitoring of AuthAnvil log-on agents. It also includes a logon agent capable of providing risk based strong authentication via AuthAnvil directly to the Managed Workplace 2011 console. The resulting framework addresses numerous security-related tasks, including:

  • Delivers a framework for best practices in monitoring and alerts on specific authentication behaviors, including failed logons, attempted bypasses and applied overrides
  • Provides deployment, monitoring and management of AuthAnvil agents in the field through the automation functionality delivered by Managed Workplace 2011
  • Automates workflow to help with change management for settings and override passwords for AuthAnvil agents
  • Sets changes and overrides password revisions with a single click
  • Monitors for tampering of Managed Workplace software security in the field
  • Includes prebuilt service monitoring to monitor and manage the health of the authentication subsystem across all client networks being controlled through Managed Workplace 2011.

We welcomed the opportunity to work with Level Platforms," adds Dana Epp, CEO of Scorpion Software. "By teaming up we are able to enhance Level Platforms' logon security with AuthAnvil while at the same time allowing our mutual customers to use LPI's IT automation capabilities to better deploy, manage and monitor our authentication solutions. This is the perfect example of a 'better together' solution that just makes sense for IT service providers everywhere."

"Bringing AuthAnvil and Level Platforms together brings us the best in security and monitoring," says Dave Sobel, CEO of Evolve Technologies, an LPI partner. "We now can not only protect our customers with strong two-factor authentication, we can protect our own management environment, ensuring that data integrity and security of our customers. Two factor authentication protects our customers, our staff, and our mutual interests. I'm excited about this new set of capabilities, and how we'll secure our customers."

The Level Platforms Management Pack for AuthAnvil is available from the Scorpion Software website.

About Level Platforms
With thousands of IT service provider partners in 30 countries, Level Platforms is the leading provider of managed services software for IT solution providers servicing small and mid-sized end customers through its award-winning remote monitoring and management software, Managed Workplace. For more information, visit www.levelplatforms.com.

About Scorpion Software
Scorpion Software designs and delivers strong authentication solutions for small business. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, Scorpion Software helps small businesses manage online risk while offering unprecedented password protection. For more information, visit www.scorpionsoft.com.

About Evolve Technologies
Evolve Technologies is a consulting firm that provides information technology (IT) and computer networking services to small business, faith-based and nonprofit communities in the DC Metro Area. Based in Fairfax, Va., Evolve Technologies' services and solutions include server installation and network management, virus protection and network security, backup services and disaster recovery, cloud computing, and total information technology outsourcing. Evolve Technologies is a Microsoft Certified Partner, an IBM Premier Business Partner and partners with numerous other leading technology providers including Cisco, Cymphonix, Dell, HP, StorageCraft and Xerox. In addition, Evolve Technologies is the winner of numerous awards including the Microsoft 2007 U.S. Field Partner Award for Customer Satisfaction & Experience, the MSPmentor 100 and 250 and the ConnectWise 2008 "Best New Idea Award." For more information, visit www.evolvetech.com.

SOURCE: LPI Level Platforms Inc.

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