Mobile Identity Management
Mobile devices are playing an increasingly integrated role in our lives on account of the rapid popularity of smart phone devices. As a consequence, with the increasing capabilities and complexity of mobile devices and the gradually growing incorporation of sensitive information on them, the added convenience brought by mobile devices also pose new security risks.
This could not be truer for mobile banking. Users performing transactions and banking tasks on mobile devices risk theft of bank account details in a host of methods. Other sources of personally identifiable information can be stolen from mobiles phones and used to perform illicit activity. According to the 2011 Mobile Threat Report by Lookout, a highly-regarded mobile security company, “attackers are deploying a variety of increasingly sophisticated techniques to take control of the phone, personal data, and money” and malware writers are recurrently “using new distribution techniques”. Mobile malware is on the rise and no platform is unsusceptible, affecting Android, Symbian, Blackberry, iPhone and users of other platforms; evidently, more secure methods for performing tasks such as online banking safely are necessary.
On top of secure verification of online transactions, hardware-based multi-factor authentication on the mobile platform is achievable thanks to SecuTech’s innovative USB to TRRS adapter. The adapter leverages the TRRS audio interface on mobile platforms for use with USB interface authenticators, converting the signal between the two interfaces and bridging the gap between authentication solutions on different platforms. Mobile devices possess the capacity for multi-factor authentication, allowing sensitive use of mobile devices by organisations whilst ensuring critical data is tightly secured with robust authentication measures.
SecuTech offers UniMate STD and Flex, two multi-factor authentication devices designed primarily for use with mobile banking, whereby the addition of a physical device to the transaction process significantly increases the difficulty of bank account theft. UniMate Reader was designed by Secutech for secure mobile point-of-sale, capable to be used with TRRS interfaces and enabling the secure use of cards for transactions anywhere. In bringing strong authentication to the mobile platform, UniMate Adapter enables two-factor USB authenticators to be used with mobile devices, with ease of implementation and exceptionally minimal migration cost.
Mobile Banking Verification
Designed specifically for banking on the mobile platform, requires interaction with the physical device to successfully complete the transaction process. Safeguards bank account credentials from theft, where technologies employed enable secure confirmation of transactions and provide compatibility with all platforms supporting USB and TRRS interfaces.
Magnetic and NFC Card Reader
Allows safe use of magnetic and NFC cards on mobile and desktop platforms that carry the TRRS connecter interface, functioning as a robust mobile point-of-sale device for secured mobile finance. Either high quality to cost ratio or high-level security varieties are available depending on the needs of users.
Cross-platform Authenticator Adapter
Enables secure multi-factor authentication to be used on the mobile platform. Any USB interface authenticator can be used, converting the USB signal that to an audio signal for use with mobile devices, or any platform supporting the TRRS audio interface. In place of existing authenticators, the hybrid connectivity offered permits high cost savings for authentication solutions on the mobile platform, with minimal cost and effort.