Intercede mobile ID solution integrates with Centrify credential solution

April 7, 2017 - 

Intercede has partnered with Centrify to secure and manage mobile access in highly regulated industries who must comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), FIPS 201-2 and NIST 800-157.

Interecede’s MyID enables enterprises to replace employee passwords with more secure and convenient digital identities on smart cards.

The MyID solution manages the entire lifecycle of credentials, such as revoking them if a user leaves an organization or updating them before the credentials expire.

Using the solution, all credential issuance and lifecycle events are recorded to provide complete visibility and audit capabilities.

“Centrify’s decision to integrate with Intercede technology to replace the use of passwords in its suite of products and cloud based services is a step in the right direction,” said Richard Parris, CEO of Intercede. “Alternative methods of enhanced authentication are available now, are affordable, accessible and easy to implement. Add to that the fact that some of the most secure methods today are more convenient to the end user than long, complicated passwords, and there really is no excuse for continuing to put the bottom line and customers at risk.”

Intercede is integrating its mobile identity agent and software development kit (SDK) with Centrify Identity Service’s derived credential to create a more seamless solution for end-users.

The combined solution allows mobile devices to be used for secure access to apps, websites and services that require smart card authentication.

For enterprises that need stronger authentication than passwords, or Federal agencies and other organizations who are required to comply with HSPD-12, NIST guidance and other security mandates for smart card authentication, Centrify’s derived credential solution delivers seamless mobile access with improved security.

“We’re thrilled to be working so closely with Intercede, and we know our highly-regulated customers will be too,” said Bill Mann, chief product officer at Centrify. “Intercede and Centrify share a common goal: To protect our customers against the number one cause of data breaches – weak or compromised user credentials. Our proven cloud and mobile expertise, combined with Intercede’s leading credentialing solutions, provide our customers with secure access to today’s hybrid IT world, without compromising their security.”

Previously reported, Centrify launched its new Analytics Service, which uses machine learning to assess and respond to risk based on user behaviour.

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