New soft tokens from Diversinet can be used on “mobile devices supporting Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm and RIM operating systems, on SanDisk TrustedFlash(TM) memory cards, and on personal computers running Microsoft Windows.” The MobiSecure offering is designed to enable end users to provision and install the tokens on their own, eliminating one of the traditional hurdles to strong authentication solutions.
Diversinet Delivers Consumer-Ready Soft Token Strong Authentication Solution
Next-Generation MobiSecure Soft Token and Authentication Service Deliver Breakthroughs in Ease of Deployment, Ease of Use
TORONTO, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Diversinet Corp. (BULLETIN BOARD: DVNTF), a leading provider of mobile-enabled personal authentication and security solutions, today announced the release of its next-generation MobiSecure soft token and MobiSecure Authentication Service Center (MASC). Offering breakthroughs in ease of deployment and ease of use, Diversinet’s MobiSecure system provides the first fully automated, self-service system capable of supporting consumer-scale strong authentication rollouts for online banking, remote online access and secure e-commerce applications.
MobiSecure soft tokens are ideal for widespread, cost-effective consumer adoption. Users don’t need to carry any extra gadgets with them because the token is already embedded in their cell phone, PDA or laptop computer. Diversinet’s OATH-compliant soft tokens are fully interoperable with OATH-compliant hard token and smart card solutions. By combining OATH-compliant technologies with robust, automated over-the-air capabilities, Diversinet’s MobiSecure system simplifies provisioning and life cycle management, and enables vendors, enterprises and service providers to deliver the most cost-effective soft token solutions to their customers, independent of device, network and application. For end users, the fully-automated MobiSecure system makes obtaining, installing and using the soft tokens as easy as point and click.
“Our MobiSecure soft token system is the first to apply the popular Internet software distribution model to strong authentication tokens, essentially making them self-service, which is a positive, disruptive change for the security industry,” said David Annan, chief technology officer of Diversinet. “With our technology, we’re able to bring strong authentication to the mainstream for a variety of mass market applications by enabling end users to provision, install and use strong authentication themselves.”
According to Annan, Diversinet MobiSecure soft tokens and authentication services also make it much easier for financial organizations to meet the new Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council security recommendations for two-factor authentication to reduce account fraud and identity theft when conducting transactions over the Internet.
The new MobiSecure soft tokens support more platforms and operating systems than ever before, and the streamlined graphical user interface provides a consistent user experience across all supported platforms. The soft tokens also feature support for embedded graphics, enabling issuers to insert their own logos and other branding images into the token to enhance customer loyalty.
MobiSecure Authentication Service Center
Diversinet’s MobiSecure Authentication Service Center has also been enhanced. In addition to its new automatic over-the-air self registration and enhanced automatic device detection capabilities, MASC provides a flexible enterprise interface that simplifies customer life cycle management, such as provisioning, token replacement and upgrade, and deactivation and removal. MASC enables easier integration with back-end systems through standard web interfaces, and also offers more options for validation services.
Diversinet’s next-generation MobiSecure soft tokens and MobiSecure Authentication Service Center are available now on mobile devices supporting Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm and RIM operating systems, on SanDisk TrustedFlash(TM) memory cards, and on personal computers running Microsoft Windows.
Diversinet is a leading provider of personal authentication and security solutions for the wireless world. The company’s software and services protect user identity and provide secure access for new, innovative consumer and business applications using a variety of mobile phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and personal computers. Diversinet’s highly scaleable, open mobile security platform enables enterprises and service providers to rapidly develop, deploy and manage next-generation wireless security services. MobiSecure is the industry’s first open mobile security platform to support OATH-compliant strong authentication on mobile devices and personal computers. Connect with Diversinet Corp. at www.diversinet.com.