Entrust Datacard released IdentityGuard 11.0 bringing new capabilities to customers that are facing challenges as digital, cloud and mobile applications are changing their businesses. The latest update offers a range of authenticators and technologies to enable trusted identities and secure transactions.
The addition of adaptive authentication is one of the major updates to IdentityGuard. Adaptive authentication doesn’t rely on any one or two identity attributes but rather pulls from multiple sources to create and authenticate an identity. “The market is looking for more strong, transparent authentication across all segments,” says Mike Byrnes, senior product marketing manager at Entrust Datacard.
The focus for the adaptive authentication piece is around the mobile device, Byrnes says. At the core of the system is a strong, transparent digital identity embedded into an application and layered on top of that is the context of a transaction. Where is the individual logging in? What’s the time of day? Is the device recognized?
Entrust Datacard has software developer’s toolkits that can looks at the email address, phone number and the configuration settings and take all this context and put it into a policy engine to determine a risk score and access.
And if something looks risky the system can then prompt for step-up authentication, Byrnes says. This could be something as simple as just swiping an icon on a mobile device to opening an app.
The enterprise environment is looking at adaptive authentication for employee access to resources and the consumer space is looking at it to secure transactions online, Byrnes says.
Entrust IdentityGuard 11.0 also introduces new options for transaction signing for online banking and card-not-present fraud. With these new systems, organizations can leverage a range of approaches including mobile solutions that provide one-click transaction signing, which increases customer satisfaction and builds trust.
Users can also take advantage of the fingerprint recognition feature instead of a PIN to unlock applications on the phone and to authenticate security challenges.