Expedia inks deal with Entrust

Expedia has signed a strategic security deal with Entrust to secure employees, partners, customers and the sensitive
data they are trusted to keep safe.“Security can be a limitation to the growth of many companies, and we
did not want that. Instead, we wanted to take security issues out of the
equation, so we could concentrate on growing our business,” said Expedia
Chief Information Officer Bill Holtz. “That is why we took a more holistic
approach with our security—one that gives us the ability to protect our
intellectual property while securely opening our borders to our partners,
suppliers and providers. In addition, we needed to make sure our employees
could have access to the files they needed securely from anywhere in the
world. We chose Entrust because they could give us the security to empower
the trusted ecosystem we need to flourish.”
  As part of the strategic deal, Entrust will provide Entrust
IdentityGuard for employee and partner authentication; Entrust GetAccess
for web single sign-on and access control for employees and partners;
Entrust Entelligence to secure messaging and mobile data protection.
Entrust partners that will support the Expedia deal include Pointsec,
Vericept and Sun Microsystems.
  “Expedia has been a pioneer leveraging the online channel to provide a
rich set of services to consumers. With this step, they continue their
visionary leadership and are raising the bar for security expectations for
all online providers,” said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer Bill Conner. “Instead of waiting for a high profile data breach or
regulatory pressure, Expedia decided to be proactive to maintain the high
level of trust its customers have long enjoyed. We are proud to be a
strategic partner as they lead the way into this new level of customer
security assurance.”