|[August 11, 2014]
SecureKey's briidge.net Connect Service Upgraded, Now Able to Anchor Digital IDs in More than 3 Billion Consumer Devices for Strong Dynamic Authentication
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
the identity and authentication solutions provider that links consumer
ID to trusted devices, today announced the availability of the briidge.net
Connect 3.0 Service. briidge.net Connect is a cloud-based dynamic
authentication and digital ID service designed to deliver the best
security and user experience across a wide range of consumer devices and
channel delivery use cases (web, mobile, call center, kiosk and counter
service). By anchoring digital IDs in the devices that consumers already
use, SecureKey is mitigating the risks associated with passwords, while
improving the experience consumers have in engaging with online
"Consumers want an easier way to engage with the online businesses they
trust without having to remember a large number of unique, complex user
IDs and passwords. Businesses need to eliminate the risk associated with
storing this information - it is a security risk and it is friction for
users. The password problems making headlines every day continue to run
rampant because they are based on an outdated model, and consumers are
fed up," said Stu Vaeth, VP of Product at SecureKey. "It's time to
evolve the current authentication paradigm based upon the password and
replace it with the use of a digital ID that is anchored in the devices
consumers already possess. The briidge.net Connect 3.0 Service is
enhanced to give businesses a better credential management model while
giving consumers the choice, control and convenience they seek."
Connect 3.0 Service is designed to ensure the best user experience.
There are no keys or separate software for users to install or maintain.
There are no One-Time-Passwords (OTPs) to transpose or enter (or for
malware to intercept). Devices are provisioned over the air with minimal
user interaction. By optimizing the user experience briidge.net Connect
3.0 removes the barrirs to user acceptance, while increasing security.
Enabled through the use of a mobile or a web SDK,
briidge.net Connect can be embedded in a variety of web and mobile
applications, including call center workflows. This approach allows
service providers to offer a secure and seamless omni-channel experience.
New briidge.net Connect 3.0 Service Features include:
PC Device Anchoring Support: A new Web SDK is available that
enables web applications to easily integrate with the Connect service,
and deliver a frictionless user experience on all popular in-market
browsers. This now allows all in-market PC's whether supported with
hardware anchors in Intel (News - Alert) IPT-enabled devices or without such Trusted
Execution Environment (TEE) support to be addressable within SecureKey
Mobile SDK Use Case Enhancements: Enables a seamless in-app
experience for Android (News - Alert), iOS and Blackberry mobile apps, enhanced to
support web-to-mobile transaction verifications in concert with the
Intelligent Security Platform Detection: In order to provide
optimal security, consumer devices enrolled within the
briidge.net Connect service are analyzed to detect the presence of a
hardware security component, such as Intel IPT. The Connect service
takes advantage of the strongest available anchoring technique within
the device - such as TEE, Hardware Secure Element (HW-SE), or SIM-SE -
or the default use of a software anchor, which is provisioned
seamlessly to the consumer. More than 3 billion consumer devices
around the globe are compatible today with the briidge.net Connect
Omni-Channel Use Case Support: Seamlessly integrates into
mobile and web applications with an expanded set of SDKs, allowing
organizations to deliver a simple and secure omni-channel experience.
The multi-device QuickCode PIN has also been extended in v3.0 to work
across both web and mobile channels.
Secure ID Attribute Storage: Includes a secure storage
capability per user, allowing the user to gather and share trusted
information such as: name, address, birthdate and phone number. These
attributes can support a wide range of use cases for banking,
commerce, health care, and other applications.
Support for NFC Smart Card Multi-Factor Authentication:
Including Android devices, Intel IPT card readers and proprietary USB
card readers in form factors for personal, counter and kiosk uses.
Configurable Levels of Assurance: Provides organizations with
the ability to determine the level of validation or assurance.
Organizations, through policy and/or transaction context, can set the
assurance level based upon use cases such as: Device ID only, Device
ID + QuickCode, Device ID + QuickCode + Card Tap.
The Connect Service is based upon the use of Global Platform protocols
and EMV key management, resulting in a service that is the most open,
globally proven and most scalable approach within the industry today for
online authentication. briidge.net Connect 3.0 ensures that each device
is globally unique through the use of a device ID that is included with
each authentication response, ensuring that applications are fully aware
of the device in use, and available in transaction and audit records.
With no passwords to store and no passwords to transport, briidge.net
Connect 3.0 makes it easy for users to connect with the brands they
trust while enabling service providers to mitigate the privacy risks
associated with usernames, passwords and personal verification questions.
is�the�identity and authentication provider�for�organizations that
deliver online consumer services. SecureKey�eliminates the need to store
passwords�by�securely linking consumer ID to trusted devices,�while
providing consumers with the choice, control and�convenience�over how
they access the services they want. SecureKey delivers a
high-performance, easy-to-use, strong dynamic authentication platform
that reduces the burden, cost, and risks associated with authenticating
millions of consumers while also improving the user experience.
SecureKey is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Boston,
Washington D.C., and San Francisco. The company is backed by a
world-class group of venture and corporate investors that include
strategic investments from Visa, MasterCard (News - Alert), Discover, Rogers Venture
Partners, and Intel Capital.
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