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Authlogics Launches PINgrid Secure Doc Authentication (See in Action)

Authlogics has launched AuthentiDoc, an innovative new Secure Document Authentication solution, based on its award-winning PINgrid technology.

The software enables any Microsoft Office, PDF or ZIP file to be securely encrypted, sent and decrypted by the authorized recipient, using a simple One Time Code (OTC).

To secure a document the creator/sender uses the AuthentiDoc software to quickly encrypt the file/s before sending.

When the recipient receives the message, and attempts to open the document they use a PINgrid challenge (a six-by-six grid number grid) together with their pattern to derive a OTC which will decrypt and open the document.

To decrypt and access the document the recipient simply enters the OTC into the application that is used to open the file – no additional client side software is required.

(Winfrasoft PINgrid is an authentication and transaction verification method which uses pattern recognition in a grid to produce a One Time PIN. All the user needs to remember is a pattern of squares on a grid which research shows is easier than remembering a PIN or password. Courtesy of Authlogics and YouTube)

AuthentiDoc is ideal for securely sharing for-your-eyes-only documentation digitally, whether it is bank statements, invoices and financial agreements, contracts, insurance certificates, medical records, legal documents etc.

Crucially, the solution does not require an Internet connection, so once the document/file has been downloaded it can be accessed whenever and wherever they choose, using PINgrid each time to decrypt the file.

Furthermore, AuthentiDoc can be used to identify a user over the phone to a call centre, by embedding a PINgrid watermark with a document which is unique to the document.

This is a very low cost analogue OTC system for companies who already email or post out paperwork.

CEO of Authlogics, Steven Hope explains: “The AuthentiDoc solution is ideal for any organisation that wants to ensure confidential and sensitive information is only seen by the intended recipient.”

“It is easy to deploy, works with all major file types and is intuitive for those both encrypting and decrypting documents.”

(Steven Hope from Authlogics shines a light on how to choose the appropriate number of authentication factors to use for specific situations. Courtesy of Authlogics and YouTube)

“With so much focus in 2017 on being GDPR compliant, this is an easy to implement, low cost measure that organisations can introduce right now, that will instantly improve the privacy of data that is being shared digitally and demonstrate that they are taking information security seriously,” concluded Hope.

Authlogics AuthentiDoc is available now. For more information visit: http://authlogics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Authlogics-AuthentiDoc.pdf

Founded in 2005, Authlogics is an award-winning specialist in multi-factor authentication. With offices in the UK and South Africa, the independent software vendor services a global client-base across 27 countries including government departments, multi-national financial, petro-chemical, telecoms and media institutions with an end-user base extending into the millions.

The company is also a bespoke solution supplier to the NHS in the UK.

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The company is a pioneer in developing and deploying innovative authentication solutions, introducing the ground-breaking concept of one-and-a-half factor sign-on, as well as taking advantage of the latest smartphone technology to replace costly hard-tokens with highly secure and reliable soft-tokens.

The Authlogics product suite consists of PINgrid, PINphrase and PINpass which deliver strong and affordable one-and-a-half factor, two-factor, and three-factor soft-token and token-less, one-time code, authentication capabilities for heightened security.

It provides the IT department with ease of administration without the associated costs of purchasing and managing a traditional hard-token based system.