Certgate joins the Natural Security Alliance for user authentication

October 2, 2014 - 

The Natural Security Alliance announced that certgate has joined the organization todevelop new implementations of the Natural Security standard.

Based in Nuremberg, Germany, certgate provides a range of cross-platform IT security solutions, including a microSD card supporting smartcard functionalities (cgCard), and a wireless key chain with Bluetooth Low Energy and NFC capabilities (cgToken).

Certgate’s expertise and experience in mobile security solutions make it an ideal fit for the Alliance standard’s ecosystem.

As a result, certgate will work with the Alliance to develop an infrastructure that incorporates the Alliance’s standard and promote the usage of its user authentication method.

Service providers will be able to integrate the Alliance standard into their current infrastructure and processes, providing them with ease of use, secure strong authentication process, and the cgToken’s platform-independent usage.

“Security is one of the crucial concerns for our members,” said Cedric Hozanne, CEO of the Natural Security Alliance. “We are very pleased to welcome a key player in strong authentication, with a deep background in smartcards, SIMs and wireless technologies.

There is a natural fit between certgate’s culture of achievement in security and our will to deliver highly secured implementation to the market.”

The Natural Security standard defines the architecture and individual components that are needed to complete a transaction based on a wireless acceptance device used by a vendor or service provider, and a wireless personal device used by a user.

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