Verizon unveils next-generation cloud-based identity platform in Europe
Oct 18, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a provider of broadband and other wireless and wire line communications services, is expanding availability of its next-generation, cloud-based identity platform - Verizon Universal Identity Services-to Europe.
The platform, previously available only in the US, also boasts new user-friendly features, including an updated mobile app, Quick Response code-enabled access, and a simplified end-user interface, making identities easy to manage and use.
Verizon Universal Identity Services uses multifactor authentication to verify users are who they say they are by combining an individual's username-password with a computing device that generates a one-time password or a biometric scan, such as fingerprint recognition. Once authenticated, users can securely access online content such as websites, corporate resources and even electronic medical records from their computer, smartphone or tablet.
"The bad guys are becoming increasingly more sophisticated as they continue to probe business and government networks to gain access and steal information," said David Small, chief platform officer for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "Verizon Universal Identity Services is transforming the business of validating online identities to provide a safer, more trustworthy Internet. Our platform will help achieve the vision of a single, trusted universal identity that individuals can use for all online activities, whether at home, at work or on the go."
The Verizon identity platform is available on the iOS Android, Windows and BlackBerry operating systems and can be used to validate the identities of employees, partners and customers. The platform also features legally binding digital signature capabilities, such as those required for electronic prescriptions, online tax filing and license renewals.
In addition, a new, simplified end-user interface offers administrators an enhanced dashboard with expanded security and operations reporting that help organizations address and demonstrate security compliance.
Said Small: "Verizon is investing today to meet the online identity requirements of tomorrow. By continuing our close collaboration with government and industry stakeholders around the globe, we are working to create a global identity ecosystem that will improve the privacy, security and convenience of sensitive online transactions."
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