Crossmatch adds risk-based contextual authentication to its Altus platform

March 9, 2016 - 

Crossmatch has added smart features to its DigitalPersona Altus multi-factor authentication platform including new contextual and application-specific authentication capabilities that lets IT and InfoSec managers step-up security when it’s needed most and minimize end-user friction.

The company says that the “contextual and application-specific authentication capabilities enhances the Altus solution’s human approach to secure access”. The new features support end-user workflows that offer risk-based access without obstacles and helps organizations reduce end-user burdens to drive compliance and productivity. IT administrators can manage smart authentication policies, and all user privileges, from a central platform using Active Directory tools.

The Altus authentication platform integrates with existing IT infrastructure, including legacy and cloud applications.

“Now more than ever, Altus provides strong, multi-factor authentication designed for the people that use it — and those that manage it,” said Richard Agostinelli, Crossmatch CEO. “With Altus, Crossmatch customers fully realize the benefits of anytime-anywhere productivity, while protecting the assets of the modern borderless enterprise.”

Just last week it was announced that Greek federal police are using Crossmatch’s L Scan ten-print and palm print livescan solution at border crossings and migrant centers on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Leros, Kos and Samos to enroll and ensure proper identification and registration of migrants in the EURODAC database. The European Commission, through the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), awarded Greece funds to purchase the devices.

Crossmatch will be exhibiting at the connect:ID 2016 exhibition in Washington, DC. next week.

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