AuthenTec announced that its Eikon Digital Privacy Manager now comes pre-configured with Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP).
The addition of Symantec VIP to Eikon fingerprint readers enable users to perform three-factor authentication via a single swipe of a finger, combining something you are with something you know and something you have – the Eikon fingerprint reader.
Symantec VIP protects networks, applications and data against unauthorized access and is used on more than 700 Web sites including PayPal, eBay, Amazon, Merrill Lynch, T-Mobile and others.
The new Eikon-Symantec VIP aims to make it easier and more secure for consumers and enterprise IT administrators. Previously, users had to carry a physical authentication token or copy and paste the VIP code manually. Now with a swipe of the finger, Eikon users are assured secure access to a Symantec VIP-approved sites. The solution also enables IT administrators to conveniently deploy multi-factor authentication while helping reduce the cost of managing physical tokens and effectively preventing network attacks from key loggers and other means.
AuthenTec’s Eikon Digital Privacy Manager Premium with Symantec VIP is now available from the AuthenTec Web store and through Amazon and other AuthenTec channel partners in the U.S. and Europe.