Entrust Datacard adds Bluetooth to enterprise authentication solution for cross-platform access

Entrust Datacard has announced new capabilities for its Mobile Smart Credential, which it says provides “zero factor authentication,” including support for automated login and logout functionality across Apple Mac, Windows, and virtual desktop platforms through Bluetooth.

Mobile Smart Credential, which was launched just over a year ago, provides continuous authentication with PKI, biometrics, device and behavior analysis. It removes the need to enter a password or use a traditional two-factor authentication method with each session, providing proximity-based access to workstations, VPN networks, cloud applications, legacy enterprise applications and physical workspaces with a mobile device. It can also be integrated with unified endpoint management platforms to provide access to mobile apps.

“Mobile technology is impacting every aspect of our lives and is already quickly becoming the key to unlocking the future of authentication,” said Ryan Zlockie, global vice president of authentication solutions for Entrust Datacard. “Mobile devices are an extension of our identity. Like a mobile wallet for payments, Mobile Smart Credential is a virtual employee ID that provides unfettered access to all of the digital and physical places where employees need to do their job. And, by removing friction to the authentication process, organizations are able to streamline operations, increase productivity and provides a better user experience for their employees, which leads to greater overall employee satisfaction.”

The new functionality is the first advance to come out of a collaboration between Entrust Datacard and NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory, which began late last year. Entrust Datacard is showing off the new functionality this week at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas.

The company also acquired adaptive multi-factor authentication product SMS Passcode as part of a strategic investment in CensorNet earlier this month.

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