The Preferred Authentication Solution

As the number of agencies moving their services online increases, web-based Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions require a proven and secure authentication solution for both business to government (B2G) and government to government (G2G) transactions.

VANguard provides an authentication solution of the highest standard of security, reliability and support, together with an established track record in supporting government programs. VANguard is supported by an experienced team with extensive expertise in B2G and G2G. This includes all aspects of government standards and requirements.

Positioned as a long-term enabler for government ICT initiatives, VANguard offers a straightforward implementation process to achieve a secure and reliable authentication solution.

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VANguard provides confidence that government e-business systems apply the highest authentication standards. Using VANguard complies with the strategic imperative to leverage existing capabilities and save the Australian Government from the significant costs of redeveloping a capability that already exists. VANguard makes it easier for businesses to interact with government through the re-use of existing trusted security credentials.

As a proven authentication solution used by over 42 government agencies, VANguard can significantly reduce development costs and timelines for e-solution implementations.

VANguard's Services

VANguard offers the following authentication services that are capable of being integrated with any B2G and G2G solution.

Visit Our Services page for more information on VANguard's services.

Technical Capacity

VANguard’s customers have experienced an average of 99.99% availability over the past four years. This is due to VANguard having dual active sites each with dual channels.

VANguard’s infrastructure has been built to handle significant transaction loads and is scalable to increase capacity in order to handle large transaction volumes.

Authentication Standards

VANguard is a highly secure authentication service. It leverages the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) protocol, a widely used standard for authentication.

VANguard has been certified by Infosec Registered Assessor Program (IRAP). 

VANguard provides a Federation Service for cross agency authentication as well as supporting a range of externally provisioned credentials, such as AUSkey, VeriSign and Medicare.

More Information...

Businesses interested in finding out further information on VANguard's services should contact the government agency providing their service.

Government agencies requiring further information on VANguard's services should visit our Contact Us page.