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Hybrid Work Pushes to End Passwords: Cisco's Duo Security Report Finds Biometric Authentications Surge Significantly During Pandemic

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ: CSCO – A new report published today from Cisco's Duo Security, the leading multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure access solution, confirms that enterprises are taking steps to move away from passwords and adopting low-friction authentication methods to protect the hybrid workforce. While the total number of Duo MFA authentications increased 39% in the past year, biometric authentications grew even faster at 48%.

Key Points: 
  • While the total number of Duo MFA authentications increased 39% in the past year, biometric authentications grew even faster at 48%.
  • The 2021 Duo Trusted Access Report analyzed data from more than 36 million devices, over 400,000 unique applications and roughly 800 million monthly authentications from across Duo's global customer base.
  • It revealed how organizations across all industries are enabling work from anywhere, on any device, by implementing controls to ensure secure access to applications.
  • Moving away from passwords will significantly improve the login experience for the vast majority of users in turn leading to stronger security.

Hybrid Work Pushes to End Passwords: Cisco's Duo Security Report Finds Biometric Authentications Surge Significantly During Pandemic

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ: CSCO – A new report published today from Cisco's Duo Security, the leading multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure access solution, confirms that enterprises are taking steps to move away from passwords and adopting low-friction authentication methods to protect the hybrid workforce. While the total number of Duo MFA authentications increased 39% in the past year, biometric authentications grew even faster at 48%.

Key Points: 
  • While the total number of Duo MFA authentications increased 39% in the past year, biometric authentications grew even faster at 48%.
  • The 2021 Duo Trusted Access Report analyzed data from more than 36 million devices, over 400,000 unique applications and roughly 800 million monthly authentications from across Duo's global customer base.
  • It revealed how organizations across all industries are enabling work from anywhere, on any device, by implementing controls to ensure secure access to applications.
  • Moving away from passwords will significantly improve the login experience for the vast majority of users in turn leading to stronger security.

Yubico Launches First YubiKeys With Biometric Authentication

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

Built for biometric authentication on desktops, the YubiKey Bio Series supports modern FIDO2/WebAuthn and U2F protocols, in both USB-A and USB-C form factors.

Key Points: 
  • Built for biometric authentication on desktops, the YubiKey Bio Series supports modern FIDO2/WebAuthn and U2F protocols, in both USB-A and USB-C form factors.
  • The YubiKey Bio Series reimagines biometric authentication on a security key.
  • With the growing adoption of modern authentication, Yubico continues to work closely with its partner ecosystem to encourage support of biometric authentication as detailed in the WebAuthn and FIDO2 specs.
  • We're excited to see biometric authentication added to the YubiKey with the launch of the YubiKey Bio Series.

BIO-key Expands Product Line and Market Reach with Launch of FIDO2 Compliant Security Keys in a Variety of Form Factors

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 12:58pm

BIO-key FIDO-keys deliver login credentials that are unique across every website and never leave the users possession.

Key Points: 
  • BIO-key FIDO-keys deliver login credentials that are unique across every website and never leave the users possession.
  • This security model eliminates the risks of phishing, all forms of password theft and replay attacks.
  • They can choose a device-stored biometric FIDO2 security key, or a centrally-secured remote biometric authenticator using BIO-keys Identity-Bound Biometrics.
  • Both options are consistent with the FIDO Alliances FIDO2 Authenticator Lifecycle Management for IT Administrators white paper.

The DFINITY Foundation Announces Internet Computer And Bitcoin Integration - Smart Contracts Come To Bitcoin

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 6:13pm

This capability will be used to provide smart contracts hosted on the Internet Computer with native bitcoin addresses via a direct integration of the networks.

Key Points: 
  • This capability will be used to provide smart contracts hosted on the Internet Computer with native bitcoin addresses via a direct integration of the networks.
  • Internet Computer smart contracts will gain access to bitcoin liquidity, and Bitcoin will gain powerful new smart contract functionality, without the need for insecure and cumbersome trusted bridging services.
  • Meanwhile, Internet Computer network nodes will directly consume Bitcoin blocks, to ensure that balance information is always available to smart contracts.
  • The Internet Computer network was launched by the not-for-profit DFINITY Foundation (DFINITY Stiftung) based in Zrich, and is joined by the not-for-profit Internet Computer Association in Geneva, and many community contributors.

Okta Recognized as a Leader by Independent Research Firm in Identity as a Service Evaluation for Enterprise with Highest Ranking in Strategy and Current Offering categories

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 9:05pm

The report evaluates eleven Identity-As-A-Service (IDaaS) for Enterprise vendors and positions Okta as a Leader, earning the highest ranking in the current offering and strategy categories and the highest possible score in the market presence category.

Key Points: 
  • The report evaluates eleven Identity-As-A-Service (IDaaS) for Enterprise vendors and positions Okta as a Leader, earning the highest ranking in the current offering and strategy categories and the highest possible score in the market presence category.
  • We are incredibly proud that Okta has been named a Leader in Forresters IDaaS for Enterprise Wave evaluation report by Forrester, said Kendall Collins, Chief Marketing Officer, Okta.
  • We believe recognition from Forrester as a leader in identity validates our strategy, innovations, and investments.
  • Okta Workflows automates highly complex identity-centric business processes and is one of six Okta Platform Services, the foundational technologies of the Okta Identity Cloud.

XTec Partners to Expand Federal ICAM Enablement

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 9:46am

XTec Incorporated, a leader in identity, credential and access management (ICAM) technology, today announced that they have partnered with Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, to issue PIV-compatible YubiKey 5 FIPS Series authentication tokens to Federal organizations.

Key Points: 
  • XTec Incorporated, a leader in identity, credential and access management (ICAM) technology, today announced that they have partnered with Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, to issue PIV-compatible YubiKey 5 FIPS Series authentication tokens to Federal organizations.
  • XTec provides smart cards to several Federal agencies, delivering over thirty-five million in the past ten years.
  • XTec offers enterprise solutions for identity, credential and access management programs on a wide scale for various industries.
  • XTec supplies similar security solutions for over 85 federal agencies, banking and financial institutions, state and local governments as well as healthcare providers and is a leader in secure, interoperable authentication and verification systems.

1Kosmos Continues Year of Growth and Introduces New Brand Identity

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 2:05pm

1Kosmos , the only cybersecurity solution to provide identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced continued business growth following its exit from stealth mode in February.

Key Points: 
  • 1Kosmos , the only cybersecurity solution to provide identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced continued business growth following its exit from stealth mode in February.
  • 1Kosmos products go beyond all passwordless solutions on the market by bringing a distributed digital identity platform that supports business-to-employee and business-to-consumer services.
  • By simplifying identity infrastructure, 1Kosmos drives both cost savings and user convenience while securing businesses and individuals from the harm and inconvenience of identity fraud.
  • By simplifying identity infrastructure, 1Kosmos drives both cost savings and user convenience while securing businesses and individuals from the harm and inconvenience of identity fraud.

HYPR joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- HYPR, The Passwordless Company a leading passwordless multi-factor authentication (MFA) provider, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA ), a consortium of experts from across the cybersecurity industry with the shared goal of improving customer security and confidence with digital services.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- HYPR, The Passwordless Company a leading passwordless multi-factor authentication (MFA) provider, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA ), a consortium of experts from across the cybersecurity industry with the shared goal of improving customer security and confidence with digital services.
  • As a member, HYPR will have the opportunity to use Microsoft's security products and expanded network, while Microsoft customers will benefit from HYPR's True Passwordless MFA technology.
  • HYPR's interoperability with Microsoft Azure Active Directoryenables true cross-cloud, cross-platform passwordlesslogin, including single sign-on (SSO), desktop multi-factor authentication, and mobile-to-web authentication for apps including Microsoft 365.
  • "We are pleased to see companies like HYPR support that goal by integrating their solutions through the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association."

HYPR joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- HYPR, The Passwordless Company a leading passwordless multi-factor authentication (MFA) provider, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA ), a consortium of experts from across the cybersecurity industry with the shared goal of improving customer security and confidence with digital services.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- HYPR, The Passwordless Company a leading passwordless multi-factor authentication (MFA) provider, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA ), a consortium of experts from across the cybersecurity industry with the shared goal of improving customer security and confidence with digital services.
  • As a member, HYPR will have the opportunity to use Microsoft's security products and expanded network, while Microsoft customers will benefit from HYPR's True Passwordless MFA technology.
  • HYPR's interoperability with Microsoft Azure Active Directoryenables true cross-cloud, cross-platform passwordlesslogin, including single sign-on (SSO), desktop multi-factor authentication, and mobile-to-web authentication for apps including Microsoft 365.
  • "We are pleased to see companies like HYPR support that goal by integrating their solutions through the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association."