embed digital identity into your platform and service offerings
As organisations and governments move to embrace cloud and digital service delivery, digital identity is becoming an important enabler in the increasingly open and always-on world of service provision.
Platform providers and service providers need to ensure that services are accessed by known individuals and devices and that transactions and operations carried out as part of the service are protected against impersonation, data manipulation or data breach.
The most effective ways to protect services against the number one cause of data breach is to replace passwords with digital identities for people and devices.
Strongest form of digital identity
The strongest form of a digital identity comprises a PKI certificate issued to a secure device, as recognised by standards such as US FIPS 201 and eIDAS. A secure device protects a private key which cannot be copied or stolen and a digital certificate issue by a trusted authority enables the identity to be cryptographically verified by a relying party.
In addition to securely authenticating a person or device, digital identities can be used to encrypt sensitive information both at rest and in transit, ensure data has not been tampered with and provides digital signatures for non-repudiation of transactions.
For person identity, the private key can be protected by a second factor such as a PIN, fingerprint or facial recognition, ensuring strong authentication is balanced with convenience, essential for service providers wishing to offer consumers a frictionless experience.
Many consumer devices such as smartphones and IoT devices such as IP cameras, set top boxes and industrial sensors already provide the ability to securely store and use digital identities, but to deploy keys and certificates at scale, service providers need an efficient way to issue and manage their lifecycle that integrates seamlessly with the technology and business processes the overall solution relies upon.
In addition to offering MyID as a market-leading credential management commercial off-the-shelf product, Intercede supplies MyID as a platform, providing service providers with a range of software and service tools enabling them to embed digital identity into their own solutions.
MyID provides several important benefits to those wishing to increase security and protect information and services
Easy to integrate
The primary reason for embracing MyID as a platform is the enhanced security gained from replacing passwords with digital identities. Any solution used for issuing digital identities must be able to do so in a secure manner to ensure that the identities it issues can be trusted. MyID is secure by design, incorporating multiple levels of security including strong authentication, role-based access control, secure private key generation, hardware protection and a central signed audit trail. MyID provides proven security; our solutions have been validated by industry majors as well as governments, military and banks.
MyID provides a range of on-premise and cloud ready capabilities that can be integrated with existing solutions via cloud ready APIs and mobile friendly SDKs. This ability to use MyID as a digital identity management engine, driven by other systems, enables MyID to work with the existing infrastructure and system processes augmenting solutions with enhanced security with minimal impact and risk.
Digital identities need to be managed, they are issued, renewed when they expire, updated when policy or device ownership changes and revoked. MyID provides integrators with full lifecycle management capabilities providing control over which identities are in use and provides a central audit trail of which identities are issued to which devices/people giving full visibility of deployed credentials and their status.
Any service provider wishing to enhance security needs to know they are basing their choice on a widely used technology, identities deployed to end-point devices in IoT may need to exist for multiple years and replacing them due to a technology change is not always practical. MyID allows the implementation of PKI based digital identities, PKI has been the security backbone of service providers since the internet began, practically every bank, eCommerce providers and media service use PKI to protect service identity and data in transit. MyID enables that standards-based security to be applied to people and devices in addition to services, locking transaction and system access down end-to-end with a technology that is baked into the internet means service providers are making a safe technology choice.
Embedding third party components into a large-scale solution is not a decision service providers take lightly, they need to be sure that the components used are reliable and are supported by an organisation that will continue to provide support and updates on an ongoing basis. Intercede have been delivering digital identity solutions to governments and security conscious organisations for over 20 years, with millions of identities issued and used on a daily basis to protect mission critical systems and data. Digital identity is the primary focus of Intercede, we continually invest in our core MyID product and technology partnerships to ensure it remains the most feature-rich, flexible and secure solution available.
Any solution that is involved in securing access to sensitive data and resources should be treated as mission critical and as such needs to be reliable and proven.
Intercede has been supporting customers for over twenty years, with MyID successfully deployed to issue millions of digital identities by governments, aerospace and defence suppliers, banks and major corporations.
Intercede solutions have been tested and deployed in multiple security sensitive customer environments. With MyID you are minimising risks and relying on a solution proven in the real world.
We employ one of the largest teams of digital identity experts in the world, with over twenty years’ experience of supporting major deployments.
MyID has been proven at scale to issue millions of digital identities, for employees and citizens.
The MyID platform can be used to add digital identities to a wide range of services and solutions
Trusted by government and large enterprises, worldwide
Where data really matters, you will find MyID. The security, reliability and interoperability of MyID software sets it apart and is why we are proud to help many leading organisations around the world manage the secure digital identities they issue to citizens and employees.