User authentication is in a period of transition and that has necessitated second factor security. One thing almost everyone seems to agree on is that passwords have become a security liability, and though many major organizations and companies like Microsoft and Apple have placed their chips on biometrics, others have taken the two-factor route.
Two-factor authentication doesn’t do away with the password, it bolsters it. A two step login usually requires a password and a device factor, but it can also take the form of QR codes, location factors and one time password tokens. A security paradigm supported by the FIDO Alliance’s U2F specifications, two-factor authentication is readily available for use across a wide range of applications.
Read on to meet the leading providers of Second Factor solutions.
ImageWare Systems is a leading provider of identity-based, credential management solutions driven by biometrics. We deliver multi-Modal biometric user authentication on premises and in the cloud. Our patented agnostic plug-n-play technology promotes interactive communication and Out-Of-Band authentication on mobile platforms and brings security to an all new level.
Iris ID Systems Inc., formerly a division of LG Electronics USA known as LG IRIS, has been active in iris recognition research, development and production since 1997. Today U.S.-based Iris ID Systems is a global player in the iris recognition business. IrisAccess™ is the world’s leading deployed iris recognition platform, used in thousands of locations authenticating the identities of millions of people. More people look to IrisAccess for iris-based authentication than to all other iris recognition products combined. To find out more, visit www.irisid.com or www.lgiris.com