XTec wins PIV-I Commerce contract
XTec Inc. announced that the Department of Commerce awarded it a contract to provide PIV-Interoperable identity credentials. The Department will use XTec’s AuthentX PIV-I Service for the issuance of interoperable credentials to Department of Commerce personnel ineligible for PIV credentials. The award includes support for enrollment and issuance workstations, the hosted PIV-I service and onsite training.
XTec provides services for the identity and credential lifecycle for HSPD-12 PIV credentials, PIV-I credentials and Derived PIV credentials. In addition to providing the technical solutions, XTec also supports the identity, credential and access control lifecycle from cardstock to enrollment, credential issuance, maintenance, logical and physical access control as well as mobile usage.
Gemalto providing TFA to Taiwanese bank
Gemalto is supporting Cathay United Bank, a bank in Taiwan, in securing its online banking services.
Gemalto’s Ezio Mobile suite enables CUB’s customers to securely access their bank’s services from their PCs, tablets, and smartphones, using their mobiles as authentication device. As a result, the bank is able to offer an enhanced user experience to its customers, save money and meet a new government regulation requiring two-factor authentication. Gemalto will also provide support and maintenance services.
Taiwan has a 88% smartphone penetration with more than 16.4 million users in 2015. The ubiquity of smartphones is changing consumer behavior, with people preferring to use phones instead of traditional tokens, for online authentication. Gemalto’s solution replaces CUB’s SMS-based system.
The Ezio Mobile suite provides secure software that transforms mobiles into strong two-factor devices, generating One Time Passwords and transaction signatures for authentication across all banking channels. It also delivers push notifications and authorization requests for Out-of-band authentication.
Hoyos Labs now Veridium
Hoyos Labs rebranded as Veridium, announcing heralding a new corporate strategy and the launch of its biometric authentication solution – VeridiumID. The company offers enterprises a means to replace passwords using face, voice or fingerprints to authenticate an individual.
Where Hoyos Labs achieved numerous breakthroughs in biometrics R&D, with eight patents and 34 patents pending, Veridium will take the strongest elements of that research legacy into a more focused product offering to directly address the most pressing security needs of four key sectors: Global 2000, financial services, health care and government.