Entrust Datacard enhances mobile solution


Trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions firm Entrust Datacard has announced new capabilities for the company’s Mobile Smart Credential solution. 

The additions include Bluetooth functionality which provides automated login and logout support across platforms including Apple MAC, Windows and virtual desktops. 

The firm said the Mobile Smart Credential solution ties seamlessly into unified endpoint management platforms, enabling users to utilize the same credentials to authenticate to all mobile apps. This removes burdens for users while maximizing company security controls.

“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 result of an Entrust Datacard collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which began in December 2017. The innovation represents another step in Entrust Datacard’s quest for zero factor authentication, eliminating frequent user problems including factors, friction and frustration. By leveraging the power of mobile and cloud technologies to address the barriers to deploying PKI and smart cards, Mobile Smart Credential moves beyond mobile push capabilities to deliver a new level of authentication that is more secure, user-friendly and versatile than current solutions.

“As more digital businesses use Apple MAC as an enterprise computing platform and firms seek solutions that operate across platforms, including virtual desktops, VPNs and applications — the need for a high-assurance, zero factor authentication solution like Mobile Smart Credential has never been greater,” said Zlockie.

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