Intercede Eliminates Passwords in the Workplace
New software from Intercede provides added protection using Intel® Authenticate for enterprise PCs
RSA CONFERENCE 2016, San Francisco, March 1, 2016 – Today, digital identity and credentials expert Intercede announced new security software designed for deployment alongside Intel’s latest hardware-based identity protection technology, Intel® Authenticate. Intercede software, running on the 6th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor, works in combination with Intercede’s MyID credentials management solution to replace password-based access control for networks, applications and services with certificate-based, highly secure and convenient hardware-backed protection.
Intel and Intercede have worked together to integrate Intercede’s Minidriver and Virtual Reader software – a development of the company’s core MyID platform – within Intel Authenticate. Available in preview, Intel Authenticate is a hardware-enhanced, multifactor authentication solution that strengthens identity protection on the PC, making it less vulnerable to identity breaches and security credential attacks. Intercede will complement Intel Authenticate by making hardware-backed credentials available for Windows and domain logon, as well as making credentials issuance and management simpler and more scalable.
Enterprise customers will now have the ability to utilize Intercede’s MyID solution to easily issue and manage the credentials lifecycle. MyID was the first electronic personalization system to achieve FIPS 201 compliance in the U.S. and a leading and established choice for national governments and major companies in the aerospace and defense sector entrusted with protecting some of the world’s most sensitive data. Enterprises will soon be able to use Intercede’s high security technology with Intel Authenticate to remove the need for usernames and passwords and provide higher levels of user authentication.
“Intel Authenticate is a solid technology built to intelligently help secure Windows based platforms in today’s enterprise environments,” said Richard Parris, CEO of Intercede. “We are proud to be working with Intel to provide differentiating technology that works with their new generation solution. Intel Authenticate, coupled with MyID, enables end-user companies to focus on their business and to protect their workforce and assets with a more highly secure solution that is cost-effective, easy to deploy and manage across a global enterprise.”
“We’re excited to advance our work on Intel Authenticate, working with premier security companies like Intercede. Together, we’re empowering enterprise to not only dramatically improve identity security, but to do so in a way that improves the ease of use and experience for the business professional,” said Tom Garrison, vice president and general manager for the Intel Business Client Division.
To preview the new security technology first hand, demonstrations will be available during the RSA 16 conference in San Francisco through the end of this week. For more information at the show, stop by the Intel RSA 16 booth located at North Expo D3705.
Notes to editors
For a credential to be trusted it needs to be managed, an organization needs to know that the right people have been issued the correct credentials, this is what MyID provides. The existing MyID platform has been enhanced to support issuance and management of Intel Authenticate® chip-protected credentials, allowing an organization to deploy and use them simply and at scale.
Intercede is a software and service company specializing in identity, credential management and secure mobility. Its solutions create a foundation of trust between connected people, devices and apps and combine expertise with innovation to provide world-class cybersecurity. Intercede has been delivering solutions to high profile customers, from the US and UK governments to some of the world’s largest corporations, telecommunications providers and information technology firms, for over 20 years. Intercede’s product portfolio includes MyID, an identity and credential management system that assigns trusted digital identities to employees citizens and machines. In 2015, Intercede launched MyTAM, enabling trusted applications to be loaded into a mobile device’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), providing hardware-level security for Android apps.
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