Quest sells a two-factor authentication product called Defender. Entrust also sells two-factor authentication products. Defender supports OATH complaint tokens so our customers can purchase tokens from us or any vendor who supplies OATH compliant tokens. Entrust supports OATH compliant tokens too, but they don't want customers using Entrust tokens with anything other than Entrust software...
You are expressly prohibited from using and agree not to use Entrust Tokens with any other manufacturer's verification or identification software even if the Entrust Tokens may interoperate with such other manufacturer's verification or identification software.
What's even better is how Entrust touts their support of OATH!
...the Entrust IdentityGuard Mini Token OE supports the OATH algorithm for broad, open-standard compatibility.
Wow. Forget about standards. Forget about interoperability. Long live vendor (Entrust) lock-in. Yes, that's exactly what I told the prospect who was looking at Defender and Entrust. We're open. Entrust only wants to appear open.
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