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

IAM solutions must be mobile friendly for enterprise adoption: report

Frost & Sullivan has released a research report titled “Technologies Empowering Future of Identify Management”, which reveals that identify and access management (IAM) challenges are more business-centric than technology-centric. The report finds that areas such as administration, authentication and auditing are developing technologies to improve service accuracy and cost efficiency. Meanwhile, emerging services such as platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) are driving the growth of IAM technologies, the report said. “The shifting of enterprise solutions to the cloud has created

Centrify service assesses user behavior to prevent breaches

Centrify launched its new Analytics Service, which uses machine learning to assess and respond to risk based on user behaviour. The Centrify Analytics Service constantly analyzes the user’s continually evolving behavior patterns and assigns a risk score. The service then enforces an appropriate decision on whether the user is granted access, requires step-up authentication, or is blocked entirely. Now available in Australia and New Zealand, the Analytics Service can be added on to Centrify Identity Service and Centrify Privilege Service.

Tascent launches dual iris and face recognition systems

Tascent introduced its InSight One high-throughput dual iris and face recognition system on Thursday. The InSight One’s performance, compact size, and human-centric design and usability overcomes traditional barriers to biometric use and enables a wide range of next-generation applications, according to the company. Intended for use in consumer travel, border control, access management, financial services, and identity management, the InSight One builds on the capabilities of the InSight Duo, which is used at airports including Dubai GDRFA and London Gatwick.

Gemalto study reveals security concerns over employee reuse of personal credentials

Gemalto released the results of its ‘Authentication and Identity Management Index’, which revealed that 90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. Meanwhile, 68% said they would be comfortable allowing employees to use their social media credentials on company resources, Gemalto’s research suggests that personal applications (such as email) are the biggest worry to organizations. The report explores the growing trend of the enterprise and consumer realms merging closer