Ethan Group Pioneers Secure Cloud Authentication in Australia with SafeNet Authentication Service

Secures Critical Data in the Cloud and Reduces Operational Costs for Enterprise Customers

Provides Locally Hosted SafeNet Authentication Service for Partners

SYDNEY, Aust. – April 19, 2013 – SafeNet Inc., a global leader in data protection, today announced that leading Australian information technology and communications service provider, Ethan Group, has implemented a cloud-based secure authentication service with SafeNet Authentication Service.

The new service gives enterprise and government customers an additional layer of security when accessing corporate resources or cloud services.  By leveraging SafeNet Authentication Service, Ethan Group’s customers can use the same convenient and secure multifactor credentials to access their own network, as well as cloud services such as Google Apps, and Ethan Group’s Ethoria™ cloud services.

Paul Kawtal, Chief Executive Officer, Ethan Group, said “SafeNet Authentication Service’s multi-tenant and multi-tier capabilities make it the best cloud authentication service suitable for Ethan Group. Ethan Group, through Ethoria, our full service utility based technology provision platform, is the most innovative cloud service provider in Australia. We have customers such as government departments and large corporations who rely on us and put their trust in us as they evolve to the cloud. It is within that context that we are excited to be working with SafeNet. The ease with which cloud authentication can be set up and managed reduces operational and administrative costs compared with alternative solutions.”

“Ethan Group, through Ethoria, is one of only a few Australian service providers offering cloud services with world-class levels of scaleability, availability and performance and we are delighted to welcome them as a partner,” said Vince Lee, Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand for SafeNet.

“The availability of in-country cloud authentication in Australia makes it easier for our customers to secure virtual and cloud computing and will further accelerate their uptake. SafeNet’s ability to handle multiple subsections of the client’s environment presents the same flexibility to customers as it does to us. The solution is ready made for a service provider like us,” said Paul Kawtal.

 The full 2013 Gartner User Authentication Magic Quadrant, report can be viewed at
 View more information on SafeNet Authentication Solutions

About Ethan Group
Ethan Group was established in 2002 to support enterprises in Australia and New Zealand in information technology procurement. It has since grown rapidly, from winning the BRW Fastest Growing company award in 2005, to being recognised as a Strategic 100 by MIS Magazine and growing 38 per cent during the global financial crisis. Ethan Group has turnover of more than $100 million a year by providing IT Services, Managed IT Services, Cloud Services, Data & Internet Services, Voice & Mobile Services and increasingly Utility based IT&T Services, along with payment processing and acquiring Services.

Ethan Group has evolved rapidly over the years to meet and stay ahead of technology change, and it now supports almost 1500 customers across a diverse range of industries, including telecommunications, media, transport & logistics, manufacturing, sports & entertainment, financial services, energy, government, education, healthcare. Over the past three years Ethan has invested more than $18 million in the establishment of Ethoria™, Ethan Group’s full service utility based technology provision platform. It also plays a major role in corporate social responsibility through the Olivia Perkins Foundation and its many charity links.

About SafeNet, Inc.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organisations around the globe. SafeNet's data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high-value information throughout its lifecycle, from the datacentre to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance and secure virtual and cloud environments.

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