eBay deploys FIDO
eBay announced its membership in the FIDO Alliance and its FIDO Certified open source authentication server based on the FIDO UAF protocol. eBay is the first e-commerce company to directly achieve FIDO certification, and the first to open source a FIDO UAF authentication server.
eBay is extending the multifactor authentication dialogue by making contributions from its e-commerce platform perspective. Through its membership in the FIDO Alliance and open sourcing its FIDO UAF Server and Android client, eBay is championing the effort for open authentication standards in commerce. The company hopes to further the adoption of this technology and welcomes contributors from across the Alliance to help build the community.
There is a growing expectation that users should be able to easily access online commerce sites from multiple and varying devices. As a result, companies need to ensure that authentication methods remain secure, private and frictionless in order to effectively mitigate
Gemalto unveils ID verification for banks, mobile operators
Gemalto is offering private sector enterprises, such as banks and mobile operators, a new ID verification solution. This suite of tools and services enables verification of customer credentials when opening new accounts and subscriptions in-branch or online, reducing financial losses and the negative impact on brand reputation caused by identity fraud.
Gemalto’s ID Verification also helps financial Institutions enhance their Know Your Customer procedures, in line with the latest regulations, such as Anti-Money Laundering Directive.
The enrollment process encompasses verification of documents such as ID cards and passports for forgeries and other discrepancies, biometric and/or visual customer authentication, and immediate background and risk assessment checks against relevant databases and watch lists. Branch staff using a standard scanner or tablet can perform the checks quickly and easily. Online customers are required to photograph their ID credentials, and submit for automatic verification.
ID Verification is designed to protect enterprises against the threat of fraudsters opening bank accounts or acquiring subsidized mobile phones, for example, and provides a firm foundation from which to launch innovative new services. It can be integrated easily with existing infrastructures and is available as a platform, or in Software as a Service mode.
ICE gets mobile biometric collection
NEC Corporation of America and Government Acquisitions Inc. (GAI), a Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, announced they have delivered the NeoScan45 mobile identification technology to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will integrate two and 10 print mobile biometric collection to existing fixed platform capabilities to enable collection of biometrics in the field.
NEC’s NeoScan45 mobile ID handheld device can capture of up to 10 fingerprints, both rolls and flats, and its multi-operating system support including both iOS and Android.
HID releases new card printers
HID Global announced the availability of its latest Direct-to-Card FARGO DTC5500LMX ID Card Printer/Encoder designed for high-volume, card issuance demands of large government agencies, universities, health care facilities and other large enterprises. The company also announced its new FARGO HDP5600 ID Card Printer/Encoder that builds upon its high definition printing solutions for retail stores, recreation facilities, governments and other organizations focused on brand image and or visual security.
HID Global’s eco-friendly DTC5500LMX ID card personalization solution includes the company’s “wasteless” lamination technology that is designed to lower card issuance costs. The new feature enables cost-conscious organizations to routinely issue secure, durable cards in high volumes without sacrificing quality.
The new FARGO HDP5600 ID Card Printer/Encoder delivers the high quality for image and text printing. With its new 600 dpi printing capabilities, the HDP5600 doubles the resolution of its HDP5000 predecessor for crisply defined barcodes and accurately reproduces small text including complex characters, such as Kanji, Arabic and Cyrillic.