Entrust Datacard completes mobile smart credential integration


Entrust Datacard has announced that the company has completed a technology integration between the Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credential and the BlackBerry 10 Smart Card Service Framework. T

The firm said the integration is an additional step toward providing Entrust Datacard customers with frictionless, high assurance mobile solutions in combination with strategic partners like BlackBerry.

“We are pleased to expand our technology integration relationship with BlackBerry and to provide high assurance mobile access to government agencies and enterprises.”

The combined solution provides BlackBerry 10 users with secure access to both enterprise and cloud-based applications on their devices without the need for physical tokens or smart cards.

Traditionally, smartcard based access to sensitive enterprise applications has been limited to desktop or laptop computers. As mobile becomes the primary computing platform, government agencies and enterprises are now able to fully utilize the power of mobile devices and provide employees access to sensitive applications or documents without compromising security policies.

“It is important that we provide solutions that not only increase productivity and streamline business processes, but also ensure that proper identity and access controls are in place to protect the business,” said Ryan Zlockie, vice president of authentication solutions for Entrust Datacard. “We are pleased to expand our technology integration relationship with BlackBerry and to provide high assurance mobile access to government agencies and enterprises.”

The Entrust Mobile Smart Credential embeds a virtual smart card in mobile devices that secures user access to a range of mobile-enabled services with a single sign on including VPN access, web application access, encrypted email and digital form signing. The solution provides strong enterprise level security, while remaining transparent to the user and is specifically relevant for government agencies and enterprises who require higher strength security or the ability to control user privileges.

“At BlackBerry we are focused on providing security conscious organizations high assurance enterprise mobility management solutions,” said Mark Wilson, Chief Evangelist at BlackBerry. “Integrating the Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credential into our smart card service framework allows us to offer customers alternative authentication choices for accessing data on their devices.”

In addition to meeting the trusted identity needs of enterprise organizations, the Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credential solution helps US government agencies address the NIST 800-157 Mobile Derived PIV credential standard by providing the required controls for provisioning identities and securing mobile access to applications and use.

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