Datacard, Entrust announce new brand, logo
Datacard Group and Entrust announced a new company name, logo and corporate brand identity at CARTES Secure Connexions 2014 in Paris, France. Celebrating decades of industry experience and the alignment of two industry leaders, Entrust Datacard debuts as the new corporate brand.
It’s been less than one year after Datacard Group acquired Entrust.
The new corporate brand aims to preserves the equity and heritage of each predecessor company, while demonstrating a commitment to anticipating and addressing emerging customer challenges.
“The world is changing – it’s more connected, more mobile and more empowered than ever,” said Todd Wilkinson, the company’s president and CEO. “Our new brand and corporate identity is a reflection of this evolution and the changing markets we serve. We understand how the connected world is evolving and we work relentlessly to anticipate trends as we determine how change will affect our customers.”
While the company is launching a new corporate identity, it will be preserving the equity of the Datacard and Entrust product portfolio brands. In addition to existing offerings, the company is developing new solutions for consumer, citizen and enterprise applications that combine Datacard and Entrust technologies.
HID’s trusted tag pilot successful
HID Global announced the results of its HID Trusted Tag Services pilot that successfully demonstrate its ability to provide “proof of presence” and an auditable Electronic Visit Verification record of caregivers in patients’ homes.
Partnering in the pilot program were Dial-N-Document, which provides visit verification and documentation software to document employee activities, and Integrity Home Care, which offers a range of home-based care services.
The pilot program is designed to test HID Trusted Tag Services’ ability to provide real-time authentication of caregiver visits using smart phones. Integrity Home Care case managers installed HID’s tamper-proof tags, which feature unique security and privacy attributes, to a light switch inside the patients’ homes. Upon arrival, caregivers tap the tag with their Near Field Communication-enabled smart phone to create a secure connection to the Dial-N-Document system for authentication. This integrates with the full encounter documentation captured by Dial-N-Document and is transmitted directly to Integrity’s billing payroll and scheduling software.
In addition to a 100% authentication accuracy rate, preliminary results of the pilot program demonstrate that use of trusted tag services increased caregiver productivity by eliminating up to 30 seconds from each check-in.
When integrated with a documentation platform like Dial-N-Document, the trusted tag services complies with the Electronic Visit Verification requirements for home health agencies enacted by several states as a condition of Medicaid participation in response to billing fraud. In addition to providing an indisputable and auditable Electronic Visit Verification record for agencies to use for billing and reimbursement, HID Trusted Tag Services integrates into most clinical and administrative management software systems for real-time data transmissions that enable faster and more accurate claims processing and advanced analytics.
Vasco unveils two new products
VASCO Data Security International Inc. announced two new DIGIPASS Authenticators with Bluetooth capabilities. The DIGIPASS 875 is a smart card reader solution and the DIGIPASS GO215 is a compact, one-button device offering portable two-factor authentication and digital signing. Both devices provide security for the growing number of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
VASCO DIGIPASS 875 is suited for environments with high security and convenience requirements such as Internet banking and e-commerce. It offers What You See Is What You Sign functionality that enables the user to see the transaction amount and account number before they electronically sign a transaction. This protects against Man-in-the-Middle attacks, a common attack method used by hackers. DIGIPASS 875 supports mobile devices across multiple platforms including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, and it can be used with multiple card formats.
DIGIPASS GO215 can communicate with any Bluetooth Smart Ready mobile device. The DIGIPASS GO215 instantly creates a virtual secure channel between the host server and the mobile device to secure communication between these two. A single push of a button generates a One Time Password to secure access and transactions. In its connected mode, the GO215 offers electronic signing for additional transaction security.
DCI taps Authentify for multi-factor
Authentify Inc. announced that Data Center Inc. (DCI), the privately-owned developer of iCore360 core banking software and related technologies, has agreed to supply its nationwide community bank clients with Authentify’s phone-based authentication services for its [email protected] online banking features.
The agreement paves the way for DCI to offer community banks additional account protection against keystroke malware and man-in-the middle attacks.
DCI’s iCore360 bank software and technology is used by hundreds of community banks.
Datacard unveils new printer
Datacard Group announced the addition of the Datacard SD160 card printer to its SD Series product suite, which is designed to meet a range of issuance applications for corporate, health care, student, visitor and local government IDs – while lowering overall total cost of ownership.
Rounding out the company’s SD Series line, the SD160 printer joins the Datacard SD260, Datacard SD360 and Datacard SD460 card printers to complete the portfolio. Customers now have the ability to choose the most appropriate desktop printing solution that meets the needs of their program and budget.
The SD160 printer features a combination of technologies including: full color, monochrome and rewrite printing which reduces time and cost associated with reissuance; inline magnetic stripe encoding for physical or logical access control and machine readable authentication; and a unique ultraviolet feature, available when used with the SD160’s security ribbon supply, that prints an invisible variable UV image over the card adding covert security.