Crossmatch releases improved version of multi-factor authentication solution

June 23, 2015 - 

Crossmatch announced it has released an improved version of DigitalPersonaR Altus multi-factor authentication solution.

The new version’s latest improvements build on the native flexibility and ease of use of the DigitalPersona Altus platform, in addition to providing expanded mobile credential capabilities and biometric reader compatibility.

DigitalPersona Altus is a strong, multi-factor authentication solution based on a secure architecture that is proven and trusted,” said Rich Agostinelli, Crossmatch CEO. “Altus integrates with legacy infrastructure and easily enables the multi-factor approach of something you know (password, PIN, OTP), something you have (token, card) and something you are (biometric), providing IT managers and security professionals a way to harness the benefits of various factor combinations based on risk needs.”

The solution’s improved multi-factor authentication functionality delivers a stronger authentication protocol over traditional single- or two-factor solutions.

As a result, long and strong passwords can be deployed without the risk of being bypassed, while biometrics CSOs and CIOs are able to strengthen their security protocol with a “proof of presence.”

The DigitalPersona Altus solution enables existing DigitalPersona Pro customers who are considering improving their authentication solution to seamlessly migrate to the new multi-factor authentication solution.

Previously reported, San Jose-based sandwich chain Togo’s Eateries has deployed Crossmatch’s U.are.U 4500 fingerprint readers to increase security, boost accountability and decrease fraud at the point-of-sale.

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