Infineon unveils FIDO token
Infineon Technologies AG announced a FIDO Certified single-chip USB token reference design supporting the FIDO Alliance Universal 2nd Factor authentication standard. Based on the Infineon SLE 78 security controller with integrated USB interface, the reference design provides a cost and size effective solution for high security authenticators. Manufacturers can use the Infineon reference design to implement compact and secure USB tokens compliant with the FIDO U2F authentication standard. The U2F USB token is able to store and protect secret keys and to generate cryptographic signatures for log in to FIDO-enabled web sites. This adds a second factor to the authentication that will only work with the intended website, thus protecting users from phishing attacks. Infineon, a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, actively contributes to the organization’s specification development and has released a number of products supporting the goals of FIDO. The now Certified USB Token reference design offers high security, comprising the SLE 78 chip which holds a Common Criteria EAL6+ certification. Infineon also supplies security controllers to several manufacturers of FIDO Ready authentication devices, including containing an embedded Secure Element, and the Infineon Trusted Platform Module.
Olcsan CAD, EyeVerify partner in Turkey
Olcsan CAD and EyeVerify announced a multi-year licensing and marketing agreement. The new arrangement makes Olcsan the exclusive re-seller and distributor for EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID in Turkey and also non-exclusively throughout other regions Olcsan serves. Olcsan will use its experience in biometrics and related technology projects to market and deliver Eyeprint authentication across a range of use cases and market sectors. Olcsan and EyeVerify finalized their agreement earlier this year and have been cooperating on product and solution development for several months. With the announcement the pair also unveiled their first joint customer project with Vodafone Turkey. Vodafone’s mobile wallet application Vodafone Cep Cüzdannow enables customers to enroll their eyes once and later login to the application password-free.
VingCard Elsafe rebrands to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
Hotel security provider VingCard Elsafe has changed its name to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. This new identity enables the company to draw upon the resources of ASSA ABLOY and positions it to better meet the evolving needs of the hospitality industry. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is part of ASSA ABLOY’s Global Technologies division. ASSA ABLOY is a provider of door opening solutions.
Gemalto takes top spot in banking assessment
Gemalto holds on to its number one position for the second consecutive year in ABI Research’s Payment & Banking Card Technologies competitive assessment. Oberthur Technologies and Morpho occupy the second and third spots, respectively. The payment and banking card technologies competitive assessment provides a rating of the leading smart card vendors active within the payment cards market. A total of seven companies were scrutinized against ten different criteria, all under the categories of implementation and innovation. Oberthur Technologies topped the innovation criteria thanks to a mobile strategy extending out to the embedded hardware market and improved card authentication security thanks to dynamic CVV cards. Gemalto occupies second spot thanks to its ubiquitous TSM approach, with an ability to provide support and management across multiple form factors including hardware secure elements, HCE, and TEE. Morpho sits in third spot thanks to it being able to leverage its expertise in biometrics to bring additional authentication layers to mobile and e-commerce enrollment. Gemalto scored the highest overall implementation mark thanks to a strong portfolio of products, global presence and market share position. Oberthur Technologies and G&D achieved the second and third highest implementation scores, with Oberthur Technologies having significant success in U.S. EMV migration and G&D through an approach to embrace localized specifications for access to specific regional markets.