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vipmobile | 01 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Han Dong, 'Blogger of Light'

Did you catch it on the tube last night?
Did you see the VeriSign Identity Protection Access for Mobile credential in action?

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In case you missed it, check out the link on YouTube (0:21)

As for how this relates to you, me and your everyday secret agent, I think this fun video demonstrates the need for leveraging One-Time Passwords for strong authentication of your mobile applications. Yes, we have an "app" for that.

Kudos to our esteemed Product Manager, Erica Huang, and her efforts to have VeriSign included in the AT&T commercial.

vipmobile | 17 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

Getting noticed is a hard thing. But when you do get recognized by adoring fans, it's like living the life of a beauty queen.

And just look at who noticed us: CrackBerry.com and BlackBerry Cool

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So you ask, what's the news?
We all know that VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Access for mobile has already been available for free on Blackberry® smartphones and downloadable from...

vipmobile | 10 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

Greetings VIP Blog fans,

I'm here at the 2009 Gartner Identity & Access Management (IAM) Summit. The day started off with a keynote presented by Earl Perkins, one of the lead Gartner analysts who explained how much IAM has evolved over the years - highlighting the fact that there are several IAM lifecycle elements (Planning, Process, and Problems) to consider and several key business drivers (improving security, reducing risk, and meeting regulatory requirements) in deploying an IAM solution. And at the end of the day, four of the analysts presented as a panel and reviewed the 2009 "...

nicolas_popp | 03 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

One of key challenges in federated authentication network is the establishment of trust between an identity provider (IDP or OP) and relying party websites (RP). In the real world, contractual agreements provide a simple out-of-band mechanism to effectively bind two parties into a trust relationship. When it comes to federated identity networks, peer to peer contracts between many identity providers and a myriad of relying party websites do not provide for a scalable process. Therefore, open federated networks need a trust assurance framework to bootstrap trust between the three parties (the user, the OP and the RP).

The basic idea is that if an OP can be certified to comply with a set of industry best practices, the RP should be able to enter into open identity exchange where both the websites and the consumers are reasonably protected. Of course, a pragmatic trust assurance...

chalcon | 08 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Today, we are pleased to announce that our customers' options have been broadened by our technical and sales partnership with RSA, another "Best-in-Class" Authentication Provider. The agreement will provide organizations with the mutual benefit of an expanded VIP Authentication Service through the availability of RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication technology for more choice in one-time password (OTP) authentication.

Organizations in search of strong authentication solutions will benefit from being able to use VIP in combination with RSA SecurID hardware tokens and the convenience of a single platform.

This technical and sales partnership between RSA and VeriSign signals a new chapter in the longstanding relationship between RSA and VeriSign, both of whom were recently rated Best-in-Class for Multi-Channel...

nicolas_popp | 22 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

Two weeks ago, I had the privilege to join the OpenID foundation and Information Card boards for a meeting with CIO, Vivek Kundra and his staff at the Whitehouse. The goal was to discuss the forthcoming OpenID pilot and better understand the government commitment to enabling distributed identity on the Web. Undeniably, this was a very interesting and spirited discussion.

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A key take home for me was the recognition of identity as the lynchpin to new citizen-centric services, governmental IT cost reduction, and stronger cyber security. For key Obama initiatives such as citizen participation or electronic health records, identity management was described as foundational. Equally impressive was the sense of a holistic and consensual approach towards the broad deployment of trusted digital services across federal, state and local Web sites.

In particular, there is a clear...

yohai | 15 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

It's about time Hollywood produces a blockbuster about identity management.

No, I'm kidding. No producer would never even read a script which includes the term "identity management" in its title (except, perhaps, "Harry Potter and the Identity Management Prince"). But there is a new Bruce Willis movie that deals with the issue of identities, among other things, and, well, that's a start.

The movie is called "Surrogates" (watch trailer), and it tells the story of a futuristic world in which humans live in isolation while only communicating with their fellow man through robots that serve as social surrogates and are better-looking versions of their human counterparts.

Now isn't that kind of what happens today in our own world? When we go to the web we have a virtual identity through which we communicate with our fellow man, fellow banks, fellow stores: we send our virtual...

nicolas_popp | 08 Sep 2009 | 1 comment

Today, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is announcing the first pilot for its Open identity initiative. The pilot will support both OpenID and Information Card technologies. Initially, it will be conducted by the Center for Information Technology (CIT), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies. Over time, over 500 governmental web sites may become Open ID relying parties, potentially, creating one of the largest federated identity network.

Bien sur, VeriSign and the PIP will participate to the pilot as Open ID authentication services. This means that your VeriSign PIP ID will be accepted across participating federal Web sites. Saying that we are proud of being a part of this important announcement would be an understatement. The open identity initiative is a crucial step in President Obama's mandate for open citizen participation on key society issues such as...

vipmobile | 21 Apr 2009 | 1 comment

We announced our new "Mobile Developer Test Drive" program today at the 2009 RSA Conference. By leveraging the VIP Access for Mobile SDKs, developers can easily and quickly create a pilot version to transform personal mobile devices into two-factor authentication credentials.

The pilot allows developers to test the functionality of the mobile application to see how simply they can integrate strong authentication with any J2ME and iPhone applications. Developers of mobile payment, mobile banking, m-Commerce and mobile social networking can also easily incorporate VIP open standards two-factor authentication into their applications and protect their users with extra layer security that goes beyond standard secure log-ins.

To find out more about our new VIP mobile developer test drive, please visit...

vipmobile | 20 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

With the success of VIP Access for iPhone, we are adding many leading phone models into our mobile credential family. In addition to iPhone, VIP Access for Mobile now supports more than 90 popular mobile phone models including all the popular BlackBerry models as well as the Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson.

VIP Access for Mobile is an easy-to-install application that transforms leading mobile phones into strong authentication credentials. To discover the benefits of the easy-to-use and cost-effective VIP Access for Mobile, download VIP Access for Mobile from m.verisign.com.

We continue adding popular feature phones into our phone family each month. If there is a popular phone model you do not see on our current official supported phone list that you would like to be considered, please let us know!

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