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.
âWe compared several major authentication systems, and found Green Armorâs 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,â commented Neil Steffen, Senior Manager at EPIC. âOur test users liked Green Armorâs offering better, as did our security and compliance auditors, which is an unusually good combination.â
Green Armor Solutions will enable EPIC to strengthen authentication and to meet new FFIEC security guidelines without sacrificing user friendliness. Green Armorâs 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.