Entrust Datacard launches enhanced cloud-based identity management tool

12/11/14

Digital identity firm Entrust Datacard has launched a new component of its IdentityGuard Cloud Service that consolidates the issuance and management of multipurpose smartcards, USB tokens and mobile smart credentials from the cloud.

The new solution will enable organizations to produce and manage a single unified identity credential for each person associated with an enterprise, government agency or citizen population.

A cloud-based management console is leveraged to enroll identities, activate credentials via over-the-air enrollment, and handle day-to-day management. Onsite printing and encoding of credentials is integrated with the cloud credential management system.

“Security, privacy and protection of sensitive information cannot be maintained if organizations still rely on legacy authenticators or, worse yet, usernames and passwords,” said David Wagner, president of Entrust.

“By leveraging the cloud, organizations not only bolster security, but truly open the door for end-to-end management of digital identities for mobile devices, cloud applications, internal services and more.”

Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services integrates with the Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credential, which transforms a mobile device into a multipurpose digital identity for secure physical, logical and cloud access.

“We’re looking beyond just plastic card form-factors,” said Wagner. “The service gives organizations the choice to use either smart cards or USB tokens, or even leverage employee-owned and corporate-issued mobile devices to serve as convenient, cost-effective mobile smart credentials.”

Leveraging near-field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth communication standards, Mobile Smart Credentials are embedded digital certificates on smartphones to create trusted identity credentials for stronger, more convenient enterprise authentication, digital-signing and encryption. 

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IdentityGuard Cloud Service consolidates the issuance and management of multipurpose smartcards, USB tokens and mobile smart credentials from the cloud.
IdentityGuard Cloud Service consolidates the issuance and management of multipurpose smartcards, USB tokens and mobile smart credentials from the cloud.

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