|[February 20, 2013]
EnStream to Enable SecureKey Authentication Technology on Bell, Rogers and TELUS Smartphones in Canada
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
SecureKey Technologies today announced that it has completed an
agreement with EnStream, a joint venture of Bell Mobility, Rogers
Communications, and TELUS (News - Alert) Corporation, to enable SecureKey
authentication technology on mobile phones in Canada.
"We are excited to be working with EnStream and its mobile service
provider partners to greatly expand the number of devices that will
support SecureKey's authentication, identity and online payment
solutions," said Charles Walton, CEO of SecureKey Technologies Inc. "Our
solutions allow people to use real-world payment and identity cards with
their mobile phones to enhance online security and payments in a simple
and convenient manner."
SecureKey recently launched SecureKey
Concierge™, a new authentication service for the Government of
Canada that enables Canadians to use their bank authentication
credentials to obtain access to online government services like pension,
tax and benefits. It is part of the Canadian Government's Federated
Identity Management strategy, which promotes the interoperability of
security credentials to create a lower cost, more convenient, and more
secure authentication ecosystem for consumers and business. The EnStream
partnership makes more devices available that can be used to enhance
security and privacy for this and many other services.
"EnStream's mandate is to accelerate the adoption of secure, SIM-based
NFC mobile payments in Canada through common platforms Our partnership
with SecureKey gives Canadians an innovative and valuable solution that
can be used with services from government, healthcare providers and
financial institutions," said Almis Ledas, COO of EnStream. "SecureKey
is the first credential issuer to announce that it will make use of our
ability to deploy secure credentials on SIM-based secure elements for
mobile carriers in Canada."
The use of NFC-based contactless cards is growing rapidly as a global
standard to enhance security and privacy, and reduce identity theft and
fraud. By enabling its technology on mobile phones and tablets,
SecureKey allows consumers and businesses to securely access online
services and affect online payments simply using their mobile devices
for enhanced security and authentication. Working with mobile wallets,
SecureKey can also enable secure access to stored credentials, making
the online experience more seamless.
Created to deliver secure and reliable payment capability over mobile
handsets, EnStream LP provides a common mobile commerce interface
between Canada's mobile carriers and the Canadian ecosystem for NFC
(Near Field Communication) transactions. EnStream is a joint venture of
Bell, Rogers and TELUS headquartered in Toronto, Canada. For further
information, please visit www.enstream.com.
SecureKey Technologies Inc.
SecureKey provides an innovative, cloud-based authentication service
that enhances privacy and security for government, financial services,
healthcare, telecoms and others. By embedding its security application
in laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, SecureKey turns ordinary
consumer devices into secure terminals for multifactor and federated
authentication, using the security of chip-based identity and payment
credentials. Highly scalable and consumer-friendly, SecureKey solutions
enhance a wide range of online, mobile, and in-person identity and
payment applications. SecureKey is a Privacy
by Design (PbD) Ambassador based in Toronto, Canada, with backing
from leading technology, payments and mobile industry network providers.
For more information, visit www.securekey.com.
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