ID Vault delivers strong protection against online ID theft threats; Premier Edition also available
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 3, 2010 — White Sky, Inc. and EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings) today announced that EarthLink will offer ID Vault’s Free Edition, the popular, award-winning online identity theft prevention software powered by White Sky. With this free offer to its customers, EarthLink is helping to protect them from identity threats when they bank, shop and invest online.
"ID Vault is an effective solution to provide additional protection for our customers against the explosion of new online ID theft threats including bank Trojans, phishing attacks and man-in-the-middle attacks," said Kevin Brand, EarthLink senior vice president of product. "ID Vault complements our existing security product portfolio and further promotes EarthLink’s goal of providing our customers with a safer and more secure Internet experience."
Specifically, ID Vault Free Edition will allow EarthLink’s customers to store and protect up to five online accounts and one credit card account at no additional cost. EarthLink’s customers may also purchase ID Vault Premier Edition for a $2.95 monthly subscription fee or an annual fee of $29.95.
"The main reason people don’t shop online today is fear of identity theft; and as a result less than 20 percent of consumer shopping today is done online," according to David Watkins, CEO of White Sky. "These fears are understandable considering the escalation in identity threats not covered by standard anti-virus and security suites, making it necessary for users to get the added protection of ID Vault. We applaud EarthLink for taking the initiative to safeguard their customers with this added layer of protection."
About ID Vault
ID Vault provides single-click, secure sign-on to financial sites, reducing exposure to online fraud through its end-to-end, continuous protection - regardless of whether or not the anti-virus software or browser is able to identify a threat. ID Vault creates a secure chain from the PC to the website no matter what compromise may have occurred on the PC or the network. The product is built on a fully integrated, easy-to-use three tier protection architecture:
- ID Vault stores all account user names and passwords in a highly encrypted, secure software vault on the PC. This data is accessible only via a user-defined PIN, which is authenticated by White Sky servers, providing true two-factor authentication. ID Vault automates the sign-in procedure, helping to protect consumers from Trojan, keylogging, screen scraping and other attacks.
- White Sky’s proprietary ID Vault Trusted Network continually monitors a "white list" of over 8,000 trusted and verified financial and e-commerce web sites. When consumers open a site using ID Vault, they cannot be redirected or have credentials submitted to fraudulent sites.
- ID Vault’s SecureView™ safety browser is used to open the financial or shopping site, helping to protect against malicious plug-ins and other browser-based threats. SecureView provides a safer connection for consumers’ online transactions.
About White Sky Inc.
White Sky, Inc., headquartered in San Mateo, CA, develops and markets ID Vault, the first Internet security solution that prevents online identity theft and fraud with enterprise-level two-factor authentication in a consumer friendly application. ID Vault is available through major distribution partners and OEMs and is available for download at www.IDVault.com. Visit www.IDVault.com for more information.
ID Vault® is a registered trademark and ID Vault Secure View™ is a trademark of White Sky, Inc.
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