Identity and security company Nexus Group has released a new mobile phone app for two-factor authentication (2FA) in digital services. “This app strikes the perfect balance between security and seamless user experience, which opens up great new possibilities,” says Malin Ridelius, product specialist at Nexus.
With the new app, Nexus Personal Mobile, users get push notifications in their smart phones when attempting to access your digital services via their computers or mobile devices.
“Then they get access to all the resources you choose to expose with a single touch on the fingerprint reader or by entering their pin code in the app,” says Ridelius.
Mobile device 2FA means that organizations do not have to issue and manage separate authentication hardware, such as smart cards or physical one time password (OTP) tokens.
“This is very exciting, for two reasons. Organizations can move away from expensive and user unfriendly 2FA solutions, which will accelerate digital transformation initiatives. And those organizations that today use different passwords as authentication method can increase security, traceability and control at the same time as they make life easier for the user,” says Ridelius.
Personal Mobile consists of multiple layers of security and is used together with Hybrid Access Gateway, Nexus’s authentication and single sign-on (SSO) platform. The process of enrolling new users can be integrated with existing policies or enhanced through Nexus’s identity and access management platform PRIME, which enforces uniform on-boarding and off-boarding policies in the management of identities, credential data and entitlements.
“We have piloted a beta version of the solution for a while now, and both partners and customers have shown great interest. They say they want to use Personal Mobile to enable online banking, ditch the hardware tokens for access to corporate IT systems, enable e-services in the public sector, improve security when students access school systems, and increase the level of assurance when it comes to knowing what users they interact with in their customer portals,” says Ridelius.
Personal Mobile is available for iOS and Android, and is also offered as a software development kit (SDK) for integration into your own apps.
Malin Ridelius, product specialist at Nexus Group.
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