Entrust Datacard integrates FacePhi facial recognition into authentication platform

Entrust Datacard is combining facial recognition capabilities with its Mobile Smart Credential and Mobile Soft Token to deliver a high-assurance, low-friction solution that meets the various security needs within enterprise, government and banking.

This new capability expands upon the Entrust Datacard vision to deliver advanced, intelligent identity solutions that streamline access and provide reinforced security.

“With the introduction of facial recognition, we continue to shape authentication to be as easy as possible for the user, which is in fact trying to eliminate friction while increasing security,” said Ryan Zlockie, global vice president of authentication at Entrust Datacard. “We’re committed to supporting a broad range of biometric alternatives coupled to our mobile and adaptive authentication, providing our customers with flexibility, ease of use and best in class identity assurance.

“To help remove friction and increase security, we evaluate different capabilities on an ongoing basis. Face recognition — when used as part of our overall adaptive capabilities — meets this goal.”

Up until now, Entrust Datacard’s Mobile Smart Credential and Mobile Soft Token have only supported the use of passcodes or fingerprints.

By integrating FacePhi’s facial recognition technology, Entrust Datacard users will be able to access enterprise and cloud applications by looking at their device to authenticate and unlock their mobile identity.

The Entrust Datacard authentication platform provides greater value in an omni channel banking environment, as employees can access VPN networks or sign onto cloud applications using a single method that eliminates the need for passwords or hardware tokens.

Banking customers can use facial recognition to log into banking applications or even approve a high-risk transaction, such as a large money transfer.

In addition, government employees can look at their mobile device to unlock PIV credentials and securely access workstations, networks and applications without using a smart card.

Previously reported, Entrust Datacard launched IntelliTrust authentication service, its new authentication cloud service with Mobile Smart Credential technology.

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