The RSA Conference 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco has officially kicked off and the VIP team is starting the week off strong. Our VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service is part of several exciting announcements this week and below is a brief look at what's in the news.
Ping Identity Integrates VIP to Deliver Cloud-Based Authentication with Single Sign-On
Ping Identity announced that it has integrated VIP into its PingFederate identity federate suite. The PingFederate Integration kit for VIP creates a solution that enables enterprises to secure remote workers with strong authentication, while providing them a single online identity with single sign-on across both internal applications and almost every leading cloud application. The complete press release can be found here.
Yubico Integrates VIP to Strengthen Secure Online Login Options
Yubico announced that its YubiKey USB authentication key is now available with VIP strong authentication. VIP and Yubico have simplified the process of logging in with a one-time password (OTP). Instead of requiring a user to re-type OTPs from a display device or token, a YubiKey is inserted in the USB-port of any computer and the OTP is generated and automatically entered with a simple touch of a button on the YubiKey, and without the need of any client software or drivers. You can fine the complete press release here.
VIP Teams Up with MasterCard and NagraID Security to Provide New Payment Card Security
Symantec, MasterCard and NiagraID Security jointly announced today that strong authentication is now available to MasterCard users worldwide. Recently launched in Europe and Asia, the new MasterCard Display Card is leveraging VIP strong authentication and NagraID Security card technology to provider credit and debit card users with greater levels of security. With the combined security technologies built-in to the new MasterCard Display Cards, cardholders, issuers and merchants are further protected from online fraud and identity theft. For additional details, the compete press release can be found here.
OATH Announces Certification Compliance Program
The Initiative for Open AuTHentication announced it has started the OATH Certification Compliance Program (OCCP). The new OATH program will verify and certify vendor products, like VIP, for conformance with the criteria specified in OATH certification profiles. Symantec supports and is a member of OATH. You can find the complete press release here for more details.
If you're attending this year's RSA Conference, please be sure to stop by all of the Symantec booths, #1316, #1416 and #1426. Also be sure to follow us on Twitter @VeriSignAuth