Entrust Datacard bolsters support for industry standards and modern authentication with FIDO Alliance membership
MINNEAPOLIS—(November 20, 2017)—Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, announced today that it has joined the FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium that provides specifications and certifications to enable organizations and their users more options to reduce reliance on passwords and other easily compromised credentials by deploying strong authentication solutions with an enhanced experience.
The FIDO Alliance works to increase interoperability among strong authentication technologies by setting standards for simpler, stronger authentication. By joining the FIDO Alliance, Entrust Datacard takes another step toward addressing the full range of its banking, Government and enterprise customer needs while augmenting its support for open standards, including cryptography, one-time password (OTP) protocols, biometrics, identity federation standards, application integrations and more. Entrust Datacard™ solutions help enable customers to experience stronger account and transaction security, improve user experience, improve return on investment in authentication, and reduce risk of fraud.
“We are thrilled to become a member of the FIDO Alliance,” said Ryan Zlockie, Global VP of Authentication at Entrust Datacard. “We deliver the strongest forms of authentication for very demanding customers, but we believe authentication can be secure without frustrating the user with too many factors and friction, which is not the typical experience. Taking the “F” out of Authentication (F for Factors, Friction and Frustration) is what drives us, which aligns very well with the mission around FIDO for simpler, stronger authentication. We’re proud to give our customers the power and flexibility to choose the best fit when it comes to authentication. Adding FIDO compliant solutions to our suite as another authentication option allows us to offer the most comprehensive authentication platform on the market.”
FIDO is an important step and Entrust Datacard will continue to strategically layer additional authenticators and leverage contextual inputs to provide the optimal balance of security and user experience. As a result, the platform can support all enterprise authentication needs across employee, customer and partner use cases and enable enterprises to adapt to new business needs with agility.
“We’re committed to providing modern authentication and a seamless experience to our customers, and FIDO is an important factor in accomplishing this goal,” said Zlockie. “In today’s fast-paced world, investing in a modern, robust authentication platform that supports a broad range of use cases is essential to digital business success.
For more information about the Entrust Datacard™ authentication suite, including IntelliTrust™ its newest authentication solution, visit: https://www.entrustdatacard.com/products/categories/authentication
For more information about the FIDO Alliance, visit: https://fidoalliance.org/
About Entrust Datacard Corporation
Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.entrustdatacard.com.