Veridium, a leader in strong authentication solutions using biometrics instead of passwords and tokens, is pleased to announce the Veridium Authenticator App has been nominated to compete in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
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The Veridium Authenticator App, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, is an enterprise-ready solution that provides multi-factor biometric authentication for cost-efficient, convenient and more secure authentication into enterprise applications.
The app allows organizations to deploy multi-factor biometric authentication through Veridium’s 4 Fingers TouchlessID biometric as well as native fingerprint and face.
Veridium Authenticator App makes it quick and easy to enroll and authenticate employees as a primary or secondary factor in Microsoft Active Directory, Citrix StoreFront, NetScaler, ShareFile, or any other VPN that uses RADIUS protocols.
The app significantly improves security and convenience for less than half the cost of traditional two-factor authentication.
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What Is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?
Two-factor authentication (2FA) historically relies on the use of a traditional password, as well as an algorithmically generated one-time password (OTP) as a secondary authentication factor.
Between the cost of managing these token-based systems and the lack of security they offer, more companies are looking for a more flexible, secure, enterprise-ready option.
Biometric-based multi-factor authentication replaces what you have (tokens) and what you know (passwords) and replaces them with what you are, your fingerprint, face, iris, or other biometrics, to provide strong authentication that can be configured to fit a wider variety of organizational needs.
When you log in with just a username and password, passcode, or PIN, this is called single-factor authentication.
This is the lowest level of secure access management an organization can deploy, and should only be used for accessing non-sensitive information, like a mobile game or shared corporate accounts that don’t have access to any private data.
The next step up in authentication is 2FA. This is when you use a username/password, passcode, or PIN, and then are requested to input a second security measure, like an SMS or token-based OTP or biometric.
Using a second factor is a significant bump in security that should be used for any account that has even marginal access to sensitive data, such as corporate email, social media accounts, or even physical access to secure buildings.
Adding in a third, fourth, or even fifth authentication factor expands the security of any access management solution into the realm of multi-factor authentication (MFA).
MFA offers scalable, tiered levels of security that can be deployed for controlling access to the most sensitive of data.
Financial records, medical information, government databases, and the like should all deploy various levels of MFA, incorporating several factors, which can include: passwords, secret questions, OTPs, biometrics, location, user behavior, registered mobile devices, and more.
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VeridiumID is an End-to-End Multi-Factor Authentication Platform
Eliminating tokens and passwords reduces friction for end users, increases productivity by reducing calls to the help desk and saves time by eliminating password resets or lost or damaged tokens.
How it Works
A single-step multi-factor biometric authentication solution for the enterprise.
(In an increasingly digital world, with more devices and platforms connected to the Internet of Things, the need for ironclad security is paramount. Using your biometrics – your unique traits or behavioral characteristics – to prove identity will safeguard your company’s most critical assets in a way that’s both convenient and secure. Courtesy of Veridium and Vimeo)
The Veridium team has worked to eliminate the weakest link in authentication solutions – the password.
Here are some key benefits of the Authenticator App and its differentiators:
- Veridium created the first multi-finger contactless biometric systems with 4 Fingers TouchlessID.
- Biometric capture, enrollment, and authentication works on any unmodified smartphone (iOS or Android) with a 5 MP camera.
- The VeridiumID Authenticator App allows for rapid deployment within the enterprise because of its plug and play nature.
- The app provides a more secure enterprise environment by eliminating passwords and tokens entirely.
- The app enhances privacy at a lower total cost of ownership and is more convenient and user-friendly than traditional 2FA methods.
“Ensuring productivity while protecting sensitive data is at the core of how Citrix securely delivers apps and data for our customers,” said Nabeel Youakim, Vice President of Products and Strategic Partners of Citrix.
“The Veridium biometric authentication solution, which has been verified as Citrix Ready for Citrix StoreFront and Citrix NetScaler Gateway, helps our customers to eliminate the need for soft or hard tokens all while ensuring convenience and security for any organization.”
Veridium Authenticator App Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
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The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the Veridium Authenticator App will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Identification Management Solutions.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- Leaders in Private Security