Behavioral typing patterns accelerate authentication and enhance security.
Optimal IdM, a leading provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, today announced it has partnered with TypingDNA to bring customers a secure biometric option as part of their multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution. TypingDNA’s behavioral biometrics can identify people based on how they type either on a mobile or desktop platform. This is a secondary form of login authentication for users who enter their email address and password. “Having this kind of behavioral authentication extends our MFA offering and strengthens our portfolio,” said Chris Curcio, VP of Channel Sales and Partnerships at Optimal IdM. “We are very excited about our partnership with TypingDNA because of the ease of use and quick implementation they bring to our customer’s current applications.” Raul Popa, CEO of TypingDNA, had this to say about the new partnership, “We are delighted to join Optimal IdM in the mission to accelerate the availability of a ‘no more painful’ authentication. An increasing number of people are and will be authenticated by something they already are naturally doing, such as typing.”
Securing Data By Studying Typing Patterns
TypingDNA’s authentication solution secures the login process for employees, vendors, partners and consumers. It also provides an added layer of security when a consumer enters their credit card credentials while performing an online transaction. A demo of the service can be found here. “Stealing someone’s typing pattern is practically impossible. Duplicating them would be even harder, because no one has the exact same typing behavior,” said Jeff Bohren, Chief Software Engineer. “Typing biometrics improve security by preventing identity theft and minimizing the risk of online fraud.”
Managing Identity & Access with Optimal IdM
The Optimal IdM product and service portfolio includes a full-featured cloud Identity as a Service (IDaaS) platform named The OptimalCloud™. The OptimalCloud provides universal single-sign-on (SSO), Federation Brokering, MFA Services, authorization enforcement, audit and reporting services. It can be combined with the exclusive power of Optimal’s Virtual Directory to solve today’s unique identity, cybersecurity, regulatory and compliancy issues. Optimal IdM’s on-premise offerings include the award-winning Virtual Identity Server (VIS), which provides a secure, policy driven SSO solution incorporating Federation Services, and a single manageable console for initial authentication security policies. It provides a single view of hundreds of Active Directory forests, LDAP directories as well as other data repositories like SQL, Oracle and many others. VIS seamlessly integrates with Microsoft applications including SharePoint, Office 365 as well as on-premise legacy applications. VIS is currently integrated with more than 5,000 applications and more are added every day.
About Optimal IdM
Optimal IdM is a global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. Optimal IdM partners with clients to provide comprehensive, fully customizable enterprise level solutions that meet the specific security and scalability needs of their organizations. Optimal IdM offers its solutions both on premise and in the cloud as a 100% managed service offering. Customers include Fortune 1000 companies, as well as federal, state and local government agencies all over the world. Founded in 2005, Optimal IdM is privately held and has been profitable in every quarter since inception.
TypingDNA (a Techstars backed company) is an established, innovative behavioral biometrics SaaS company that offers highly accurate typing biometrics solutions. This AI-based technology makes it easier to prevent fraudulent activity such as identity fraud, through keystroke dynamics. TypingDNA’s existing commercialized product recognizes people based on the way they type, which offers a non-obtrusive security measure that doesn’t require any special equipment. The company’s approach to login authentication has garnered a lot of praise, including being named the Best Newcomer Company from the CESA Regional Awards and earning a spot on the EUTOP50 for Driving the Future of Tech in Europe.