The new product is tailor-made to address consumer authentication needs for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and other large-scale service providers. Featuring full compliance with OpenID (OID) and capable of leveraging Trustonic's Global Platform compliant Trusted Execution Environment and API, InterDigital's MFA combines the most secure and transparent device level authentication with user-specific authentication options that leverage BIO-key's interoperable fingerprint matching capabilities. The product is designed to utilize a variety of authentication factors and include support for
InterDigital's MFA architecture incorporates seamless and secure device-based authentication, isolated from device components which can be spoofed or cloned. The solution achieves this by leveraging the hardened and transparent device authentication technology already in use by MNOs to identify a wireless device, outside the reach of the applications on the device itself. Fully backward compatible with existing password-based authentication systems, once the device is authenticated, the user is in turn authenticated using BIO-key's WEB-key platform by swiping on any integrated fingerprint scanner. Biometric matching may occur either in the device or in the cloud, depending on the user's preference.
"Consumers are frequently being asked to authenticate to the services they access on their mobile devices, and the need to remember multiple passwords, usernames and other credentials is becoming a serious obstacle to rolling out new, easier-to-use services. Stronger, more secure authentication that is also convenient is needed by both consumers and service providers in order to realize the full potential of what mobile computing brings to consumers," said
"We have met our development milestones for this project with InterDigital and together address some of the glaring problems in contemporary IAM deployments. Consumers are inundated with the need to remember a plethora of authentication credentials and desire a user-friendly, frictionless and secure authentication experience. Users also want the ability to control access to their own biometric data, wherever it is stored, and shouldn't be prevented from using it to claim and protect their own identity in a cloud based identity ecosystem," stated
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InterDigital develops technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&PMidCap 400® index. (http://www.InterDigital.com)
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