VASCO Data Security International Inc. and Option, a wireless technology company, announced a partnership to co-develop and bring to market Cloudkey, a mobile security solution that provides simple and secure access to cloud applications and data. This mobile solution offers security combining VASCO’s DIGIPASS authentication capability with Option’s 3G USB modem and connection management software (uCAN Connect).
Cloudkey contains DIGIPASS for Mobile, VASCO’s strong authentication solution for mobile devices. Mobile users who want to access cloud applications in a secure way can use the USB key to generate a one-time password (OTP). This OTP is only valid for a limited period of time and replaces the use of static passwords.
Each time the user wants to log in, the mobile application on Cloudkey calculates a new value. This reduces the risk of unauthorized access to data in the cloud, and eliminates the inconvenience of password management. The OTP is securely generated inside the modem hardware and can be displayed without installation of drivers or applications.
Cloudkey is designed to be a solution that addresses different security needs. It can be used in standard professional and enterprise environments to access corporate data or the intranet, but also in environments where users need simple and secure access to personal data or applications in the cloud.