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New pricing options available for home users that want Enterprise-class two-factor authentication and discounts for educational and non-profit institutions.

The new pricing is a first for enterprise software

April, 2008 – WiKID Systems, Inc. on the heels of the release of Version 3.0 of the Enterprise and Community Editions of the WiKID Strong Authentication Server, is pleased to announce new pricing for educational and non-profit institutions. Additionally, WiKID has introduced a “Pay what you want” variable pricing scheme for home users.

The WiKID Strong Authentication System is a dual-source two-factor authentication solution that uses public key encryption to deliver one-time passcodes upon receipt of a validly encrypted PIN for an active account. Using asymmetric encryption allows WiKID to operate without hardware, to support multiple tokens per user, to support multiple authentication domains per server and for each token to support multiple domains, even across multiple WiKID servers.

Educational and Non-profit Pricing

Educational and non-profit institutions will be eligible for a 25% price discount on orders of 25 seats or more. Educational and non-profits institutions face all the same threats as commercial enterprises and have the same regulatory requirements, such as PCI compliance for credit processing, but often with the need for greater openness and with fewer resources. With the discount, pricing for educational and non-profits starts at $450 for 25 users for one year or $945 for a three year license.

Variable Pricing for Home Users

Despite having an open source version, many users have expressed interest in the added capabilities of the Enterprise version for home use, such as Radius support and the wireless token clients. Now they can, with an innovative “Pay what you want” option for home users. “Anyone who needs two-factor authentication to secure access to their home network is just the kind of geek we want using WiKID,” according to WiKID CEO Nick Owen. A fondness for economics and the recent success of online album sales with no specified price led to the decision to experiment with a “pay what you want” model. There is a minimum price for the home version of $10 per year.

Updated Software for Application Developers

WiKID also announce the release of updated Network Client packages for application developers looking to add two-factor authentication to their programs. The packages ease integration of WiKID into .Net, C#, VB, Java, PHP, Python and Ruby applications and include examples on how to validate WiKID users, process authentication and add additional tokens to the same user account. WiKID has also released an authentication plugin for the popular open source content management system Plone.

Download, Test and Buy Online

The WiKID Strong Authentication Enterprise Edition is available for download as a 30-day free trial in all formats. WiKID also offers convenient online purchasing at WiKID Systems, Inc. is an Atlanta-based technology company focused on helping companies and organizations reduce their dependence on passwords by making two-factor authentication simple and accessible. For more information including pricing and documentation, please visit the WiKID Systems web site at or e-mail or call 866-244-1876.

WiKID Systems and the WiKID Authentication System are trademarks of WiKID System, Inc. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.


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