Good Technology launches authentication framework, partners with biometrics companies

Good Technology has announced the launch of a new trusted authentication framework, which it says enabled enterprise app developers to leverage multifactor authentication methods – including biometrics.

According to the company, the new framework is built on the back of the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform, and early access partners include Biometrics Associates, EyeVerify, Intercede, Mi-Token and Precise Biometrics.

Good Technology says its app ecosystem empowers organizations to deploy secure and productivity-enhancing workflows to employees, partners and customers and allows third-party and in-house enterprise developers and ISVs to create new Good-secure apps and services with the Good Dynamics platform. Good’s Trusted Authentication Framework ectends these capabilities, providing a set of APIs that enable Trusted Authenticators to introduce apps or hardware that can be used to authenticate other apps across the ecosystem. The Trusted Authenticators are able to leverage numerous authentication methods, including two-factor, one-time password, smart cards and biometrics, The company says its also able to establish single-sign-on in tandem with these solutions.

“Security is one of the top concerns across the enterprise, whether you’re an organization deploying mobile apps to your employees, customers and partners, or a developer creating one of those apps,” Nicko van Someren, CTO at Good Technology said. “Organizations are seeking authentication solutions that provide both greater security and enhanced ease of use and the market has responded with a number of innovative solutions in this space. Integrating these capabilities with the Good Dynamics platform means that Good is now delivering an even more comprehensive, secure development framework that facilitates the creation and adoption of the most comprehensive mobile security features available.”

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