Entrust Datacard selected to secure educational cloud service

Educational software provider Vipsnet has chosen Entrust Datacard’s IntelliTrust authentication service to secure access to its cloud-based offering for teachers, parents, and students. Vipsnet chose IntelliTrust for its new VIPTrust service, which it plans to aggressively pitch to school boards and universities in the Netherlands, based on its superior capabilities and support for managed service providers (MSPs), the companies say. “Mobile and cloud adoption are transforming the world,” says Ryan Zlockie, global vice president of authentication for Entrust Datacard. “MSPs

Veridium selected to provide biometric employee authentication for Swedish bank

Veridium has announced that Swedish bank Nordea has selected its biometric authentication technology to replace tokens for employee’s high privileged access to confidential data. Nordea will use the VeridiumID platform, 4 Finger TouchlessID and VeridiumAD to increase security and ease of use, according to the announcement. The technology is scalable and extendable with a low total cost of ownership, Veridium says, and enables Nordea to meet new regulatory compliance demands. “Maintaining customer, employee and company data is critical for all

DoD to make greater use of biometrics for access control

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is expected to receive direction in January for its plan to replace the Common Access Card (CAC) with an identity management system making greater use of biometrics, Federal News Radio reports. A 2004 e-authentication memo will soon be rescinded, after which the Office of Management and Budget will release an identity management policy under the IT Modernization Strategy for public comment within 45 days, according to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) senior

Balabit launches new privileged access management solution

Balabit has announced the launch of its new Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution, which integrates its Privileged Session Management (PSM) technology and its Privileged Account Analytics (PAA) behavior analytics software. The new software is offered as a turnkey solution for large enterprises. It records privileged sessions in granular detail, according to the announcement, and monitors and authenticates users in real-time with sophisticated analytics to reinforce traditional security measures like password management. “Up until now, password management has been the first

Cloud Identity Summit renamed Identiverse, calls for presentation proposals

The Identiverse conference, formerly known as Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), is currently accepting proposals for presentations. Identiverse will hold its first event under its new name from June 24 to 28, 2018 in Boston. After 8 years of bringing together identity and security industry thought leaders among 2,000 delegates annually, the conference will transition to its new name with 200 sessions and 50 vendors to share market research, innovations, case studies and best practices for the identity and access management

Biometrics in air transport: transforming the passenger experience

This is a guest post by Nora Blomefield, Head of Marketing for Travel Segment & Border Management Offers, Government Business Unit at Gemalto. The arrival of biometrics is radically transforming the passenger experience in airports. This new technology, combined with new self-service solutions, now offers the means to address today’s security challenges, the search for enhanced quality of service, while catering for the sustained growth in passenger numbers. The challenges facing air passenger travel today Over the last two decades,

Imprivata acquires Caradigm’s identity and access management unit

Healthcare IT security firm Imprivata has acquired the identity and access management business of Caradigm. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Caradigm provides a range of identity and access management solutions, including governance, risk management and compliance and clinical and IT efficiency solutions such as single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to over 100 healthcare organizations globally. The acquisition will help reinforce authentication and access management platform for the healthcare enterprise to accelerate the development of new capabilities

Suprema releases biometric access controller for centralized systems

Suprema has released CoreStation, a biometrics-based intelligent access controller which provides advantages of biometric-enabled security over centralized access control systems. Designed for mid to enterprise-level systems, CoreStation can accommodate up to 500,000 users with rapid fingerprint matching speed of up to 400,000 matches per second. By providing high-performance, biometric readiness and Ethernet communication, CoreStation provides complete access control functionalities for up to 132 access points along with Suprema’s BioStar 2 security platform. The device also allows centralized biometric template management

SCM Secure deploys biometric palm vein solution for UK child care facility

Ed-Tech start-up SCM Secure, has deployed its biometric palm vein solution at two childcare facilities in Oxford, UK. The Aunties’ Old School Nursery have installed the SCM Secure’s PalmSecure solution together with their cloudbased Learning Management System at its two settings. The PalmSecure solution allows parents to register themselves and their children upon arrival, making the sign-in process easier, quicker, and more efficient. “The childcare industry is about ‘people’, and SCM Secure have found a way of introducing technology into

Optimal IdM releases authentication-as-a-service solution with MFA capabilities

Optimal IdM has released Optimal Authentication Service (OAS), an authentication-as-a-service (AaaS) that enables users to perform various types and levels of authentications including single and multi-factor. The RESTful web service can be deployed in any data center and is offered in a multi-tenant environment as well as in an isolated/dedicated environment. The service is available via industry standard REST calls, which ensures that both web and non-web applications can easily add MFA capabilities. OAS prevents phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks by