Many organisations are looking for the best way to protect themselves against a data breach and realise that replacing passwords with two-factor authentication tokens is an ideal solution. However, deploying on-premise credential management systems and PKI is too complex for some medium size organisations who do not have the resources required to install and support the required systems.
MyID platform components have been used to create an ID as a Service capability, which can be used by service providers to deliver identity solutions to multiple end customers. Essentially providing credential management and PKI as cloud-ready service components.
An on-premise connector links the customer’s user directory to the cloud service, automating the process of adding users and requesting credentials. An easy to deploy provisioner sits on the end user machine and walks the user through the process of collecting digital identities, ensuring credentials can be rolled out simply with minimal training and operator interaction.
The system was initially designed to work with TPM protected Microsoft virtual smart cards and Intel Authenticate chip-protected credentials removing the need to purchase hardware tokens. The solution could easily be extended to support smart cards and USB tokens if required.