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AuthenTrend partners with Microsoft on biometric passwordless authentication

Pilot Program to utilize Azure Active Directory Passwordless flow
AuthenTrend partners with Microsoft on biometric passwordless authentication

Biometric authentication solutions provider AuthenTrend announced a new partnership with Microsoft earlier this month, to foster the development of passwordless infrastructures.

The new collaboration is dubbed Passwordless Pilot Program and will see companies utilize the Azure Active Directory Passwordless flow to build their practice.

The news comes amidst a rapid increase of remote working, caused by the pandemic, and a desire of many workers to permanently shift to working from home.

A potential, permanent increase of remote workforce, combined with a surge in malicious attempts is cause for concern for many firms.

The Passwordless Pilot Program aims at tackling this issue by encouraging the development of key-based hardware authentication solutions as opposed to traditional passwords.

AuthenTrend’s fingerprint biometric solutions, for example, provide authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified Broadcom Credential Vault.

Registered fingerprint templates as well as the biometric matching process happens via AuthenTrend’s ATKey.Pro software, which adheres to the FIDO/WebAuthn protocol for maximum security.

ATKey.Pro replaces password traditional credentials with public/private-key credentials that cannot be reused, replayed, or shared across services.

To encourage the start of the Passwordless Pilot Program, AuthenTrend and Microsoft are currently offering 20 free ATKey.Pro to up to 200 qualified customers registering to the new program.

AuthenTrend’s partnership with the Windows manufacturer follows another one with Broadcom earlier this month.

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