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Entrust Datacard Upgrades Mobile Authentication

Entrust Datacard, a provider of identity and secure transaction technology solutions, has announced it has upgraded capabilities for its Mobile Smart Credential solution.

One of the upgrades includes Bluetooth functionality with automated login and logout support across platforms including Mac, Windows and virtual desktops. The solution also connects seamlessly into unified endpoint management platforms so that the same credentials can be used to authenticate to all mobile apps.

“Mobile technology is impacting every aspect of our lives and is already quickly becoming the key to unlocking the future of authentication,” Ryan Zlockie, global vice president of authentication solutions for Entrust Datacard, said in a press release. “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 jobs. 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 company currently serves customers in 150 countries worldwide, with more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world. The solutions offered include everything from financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital authentication, certificates and secure communications.

This new functionality is the result of a collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is another step in the company’s end goal of zero factor authentication.

“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.

Entrust Datacard will demonstrate this new authentication functionality at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas from August 26-30.

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