LSE LinOTP offers two-factor authentication for Univention Corporate Server

With LSE LinOTP there is now a two-factor authentication solution available in the Univention App Center which can be integrated in existing IT infrastructures with just a few clicks of  the mouse. The combination of the two factors “possession” and “knowledge” guarantees particularly high security standards, for example for external access to company networks. The integration in the Univention Corporate Server (UCS) allows the use of the user data available centrally in UCS for the administration of the authentication devices.

Bremen / Weiterstadt, 5th November 2013. With the integration of LinOTP from LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH in the Univention App Center, Univention is expanding the application spectrum of its complete server solution UCS in the field of “strong, two-factor authentication”. LSE LinOTP permits users to choose between hardware tokens, soft tokens and apps for creating one-time passwords for logging on to different services, clients or servers.

Through the use of one-time passwords (OTP), LSE LinOTP complements existing components with the request of an additional factor, the OTP generator (token). LinOTP can be used in a wide range of different scenarios in which high login security is required, for example for logging on to web services and Internet portals, VPN solutions, terminal servers, clients, file servers or proprietary applications as well as cloud services and bring your own device (BYOD) concepts.

In combination with UCS, LSE LinOTP offers a high-performance solution which can be efficiently controlled and which can access the user data stored centrally in UCS via the integrated LDAP directory service and assign the required tokens. This significantly simplifies token management for administrators who use LinOTP and offers UCS users a strong security component for different authentication procedures. Firewalls and gateways already in use such as OpenVPN, Citrix or Juniper can be combined with LinOTP without any problems.

Peter Ganten, Managing Director of Univention, stated, “Our experiences with a range of customers have shown us that user passwords are often the weakest link in the security chain. That is why we are so thrilled that with LSE LinOTP there is now such an easily implementable solution available for UCS.” Cornelius Kölbel, Head of Product Management at LSE, added, “In combination with the App Center, the intelligent structure of the Univention Corporate Server allows the administrator to install and employ LinOTP in just a few minutes without any extensive prior knowledge. The full support of Univention simplified the integration of LinOTP in UCS and the App Center enormously and is a shining example of a reliable partnership.”

About Univention
Univention is a leading European provider of Open Source products for the cost-efficient operation and effective administration of IT infrastructures. At the heart of our offer is the Linux infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS). UCS is a modern enterprise Linux distribution with an integrated Open Source solution for identity and infrastructure management, which makes efficient, centrally controlled administration possible even in challenging environments. The core product UCS is complemented with, among other things, products building on it for the cross-platform administration of thin clients, support of Linux desktops and an integrated virtualization solution. Thanks to the supplied connectors, the products are ideal for use with, for example, Microsoft Active Directory, integrate perfectly in existing infrastructures and allow simple migration. A large number of software producers offer optimised packages for operation with UCS, which can be integrated in the UCS management system among other things. UCS is thus the Open Source integration platform for IT infrastructure operation and management.

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Telephone: +49 421 22232 – 0
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About LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH
LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH with its headquarters in Weiterstadt is the leading supplier of manufacturer-independent connection technologies for login security and identity management and specialises in information and IT security for companies. In addition to the development of security products for user authentication and the connection and administration of digital identities, LSE supports its customers with consulting services in the fields of vulnerability analysis & penetration tests, IT risk management, login security, encryption technologies and storage and virtualization security. LSE is a member of the MAX21 Group.

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