LSE Leading Security Experts expands into American market

Open source technology for multifactor authentication is a major growth market in the USA


By virtue of the highly modular architecture of a vendor-independent open- source package for multi-factor authentication (MFA/2FA), LSE is generating increasing interest by major US enterprises and organizations which value transparency and security.


Sven Walter - CEO of LSE

” We register considerable demand from the US market, and note that customers are generally open towards innovative IT technology and the added value of a next-generation solution with high security standards. The USA is a great potential market for our IT security products, says Sven Walther, managing director of LSE. “

Industry expert Malloy takes over market development in the USA

Don Malloy - Business Development Director North America

LSE is pleased to present the noted subject matter expert and chairman of the OATH (Initiative for Open Authentication) organization, Donald E. Malloy, as its Business Development Director North America. OATH is an industry alliance promoting a transition of the authentication market away from proprietary systems towards open architecture. The main focus is on reaching the highest possible authentication security. With more than 20 years of experience in the security and payment sector, Don Malloy will now oversee LSE’s growing US network and serve as a contact person for the German IT company in the USA. LSE already has a frequent presence in the USA, providing innovative technical presentations and exhibiting its products at notable events including the Gartner Catalyst Conference, Red Hat Summit, Microsoft WPC, Black Hat USA, AppSec and the RSA conference

Oliver Michel - CEO MAX21 AG” We are enthusiastic to welcome Don Malloy to our LSE team. With his years of experience and professional expertise he will provide exactly the input we need for our common vision of the future, says Oliver Michel, CEO of MAX21 AG “

Great potential for growth for LinOTP in the USA

LSE is tracking a daily, continuous high download rate and many requests for test installations for the LinOTP open-source project.  Given the current download rate, LSE LinOTP should in five years’ time be among the most successful market leaders in the multi-factor authentication and adaptive-authentication arenas, Don Malloy forecasts as an experienced US market expert and industry pundit.

The advantages of the main product, LSE LinOTP, include its complete availability as an open-source solution. LSE LinOTP is usable without charge and without a time limit by anyone interested. It offers its users transparent security as well as investment protection. The vendor-independent approach allows the use of diverse vendor tokens and methods as well as their simultaneous use in a heterogeneous environment. In addition, the software does not require write access to the network infrastructure. This means that LSE LinOTP can be integrated easily and quickly, without large changes, into existing computing environments. Users of subscription and support contracts profit from many additional advantages such as the LSE LinOTP Smart Virtual Appliance (SVA), which provides a full-featured turnkey solution without additional cost, or the optional LSE Radius Credential Provider for Microsoft Windows.

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With new and interesting features, the product release LSE LinOTP Smart Virtual Appliance 2.0 (SVA) surprised its users

LSE LinOTP is from version 2.7 fully open source and freely available.
It is an innovative and flexible OTP platform for strong user authentication. Thanks to the highly modular architecture LinOTP works independent of manufacturers and supports various authentication protocols, token, and directory services. The software is client-capable, easily scalable, user-friendly and can be quickly and easily implemented. Using LinOTP our customers can enforce the highest safety standards with ease.

New SVS-feature: Debian 8 jessie
The LSE LinOTP Smart Virtual Appliance 2.0 is based on Debian 8 jessie and includes all the improvements and new features of Debian 8. The benefits are new technologies like systemd, current versions of the software (e.g. Apache 2.4) and an improved integration into the infrastructure of recent hypervisors.

New SVS-feature: Restore from the wizard
To allow for an easy migration to a newer system and a faster restore of the LSE LinOTP Smart Virtual Appliance, the user can now directly apply a backup of a previous installation during the first steps of the wizard after installation. Additionally the user can decide for important parameters (like network configuration)
whether they are restored from backup or be adapted for the new machine. This allows for
faster restores and re-installations being much faster and consistent.

New SVS-feature: Change the serial number from the GUI interface
It is now possible to change the serial number of a SVA from the web interface. This allows migrating machines from staging or testing environment to production. You can also speed up the installation and deployment of additional machines from pre-installed virtualization images.

SVA-Security: SSH server uses ECDSA SSH keys by default
Besides other hardening measures implemented for the SVA 2.0 the SSH server now makes use of ECDSA key algorithms by default.

SVA-Enhancement: haveged replaces timer_entropyd
Generating entropy is an important task in virtual machines. The new haveged replaces timer_entropyd for this task in the LSE LinOTP SVA 2.0. It requires considerably less resources for generating entropy and thus puts less load onto the virtualization infrastructure. LSE Smart Virtual Appliance 2.0 can also integrate entropy providers of the virtualization backend.