Oberthur Technologies (OT) and SecureKey will be collaborating on a range of online authentication solutions that could make entering passwords a thing of the past.
Based on SecureKey’s bridge.net™ Connect cloud-based digital identity management platform and leveraging OT’s online security expertise, mobile operators will be able to offer consumers secure smartphone-based authentication solutions that will render usernames and passwords a relic of the past while also making transactions more secure.
"OT is a strong supporter of the GSMA Mobile Connect efforts to provide consumers with safe, secure and easy access to the online services they need. This is why we’re working with identity and authentication leaders like SecureKey to develop flexible solutions that empower consumers to take advantage of Mobile Connect on any device,” said Laurent Demey, Deputy Managing Director of the Solutions Business Unit at OT, in a released statement. “The SecureKey collaboration will enable us to take a comprehensive Mobile Connect-based solution to market for our mobile operator customers, providing a range of both hardware and software security options."
The removal of the barrier that are passwords is hoped to make consumers more sticky—one of the leading causes of cart abandonment is the fact that online transactions—particularly on mobile, quickly become cumbersome as users have to switch between screen to enter a variety of different passwords.
"Mobile Connect brings together an ecosystem of trusted mobile operators and service providers to provide consumers with the ability to use their mobile phone for managing their access to online services, giving them greater control and a means of access that is more secure and convenient,” said Marie Austenaa, Head of Personal Data, GSMA.
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