09.17.2019 - Behavioral Biometrics Explained

Close up of hand using laptop with digital big data interface. Technology, programming and software conceptA useful and growing field in the area of identity authentication is biometrics. The three major accepted factors for identification are knowing something, having something and being something. A person can identify themselves through demonstrating a secret piece of knowledge such as a password or PIN, producing an access card, fob or key or presenting something that is a part of them, like their fingerprint. The last category is what we mean when we talk about biometrics. ...

01.17.2019 - Typing Biometrics and Other Multi-Factor Authentication Methods: When Passwords Are Not Enough

81% of data breaches are from weak, default or stolen passwords. Leveraging MFA when it’s offered lessens the attack vector for digital identity impersonation attempts. This paper looks at existing MFA options, including biometric typing technology, examines decision factors for MFA and discusses the difference between various authentication methodologies.   ...

07.25.2018 - Optimal IdM Partners with Biometric Firm TypingDNA To Extend MFA Offering

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.” ...

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  • The database in which all of your organization’s sensitive identity data is stored.
  • A digital ledger in which digital transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly.
  • Securely managing customer identity and profile data, and controlling customer access to applications and services.
  • The means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.
  • A legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the EU.
  • The policy-based centralized orchestration of user identity management and access control.
  • An authentication infrastructure that is built, hosted and managed by a third-party service provider.
  • A security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
  • A global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. 
  • Managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
  • Tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.
  • An authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.