idOnDemand and NXP Semiconductors have partnered to bring smart card security to mobile device authentication. By using near field communication technology and embedding NXP Semiconductors’ SmartMX chip into an idOnDemand SmartID card, customers can facilitate a secure login from their tablet computer, smart phone or hand-held mobile phone.
With an idOnDemand SmartID, users can authenticate to corporate or cloud resources by simply presenting their corporate ID card to the device. There is no need for a client or custom application to be installed on their personal mobile devices.
“As personal smart phones, tablet computers and other mobile devices are being used to access corporate information, being able to securely authenticate to this information is critical,” said Chris Feige, general manager for tagging and authentication business at NXP Semiconductors. “With our NFC controller and SmartMX embedded into an idOnDemand SmartID, customers can securely authenticate to corporate information on their mobile devices with a simple touch.”
idOnDemand SmartIDs can be used with any OATH compliant authentication server or managed authentication service, giving customers choice and flexibility. idOnDemand SmartIDs are U.S. Government PIV compliant, supporting compliance with all federal mandates.
“For the first time, one identity card can be used for building access, visual identification, secure emails, data encryption and now to securely gain access to information from mobile devices thanks to the secure NFC solution from NXP Semiconductors,” said Jack Bubany, vice president partners at idOnDemand.
ISC West attendees can see a demo of this innovative technology in the NXP meeting room #104 April 6-8 in Las Vegas.