Global agreement provides deployment of SecureKey's online
authentication and payment solutions on Intel® Ultrabook™ devices
starting in 2H of 2012
TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - SecureKey Technologies today announced
that Intel Corporation will utilize SecureKey's authentication
technology as part of Intel® Identity Protection Technology (IPT)
beginning on Ultrabook devices with third generation Intel® Core™
technology (code named "Ivy Bridge"). The agreement provides SecureKey
with an opportunity to greatly expand the number of devices that will
be preconfigured to support SecureKey's authentication, identity and
"We are excited about working with Intel at the very core of their Intel
IPT and NFC technology to enable a broad range of solutions for
electronic commerce and online authentication," said Greg Wolfond, CEO
of SecureKey Technologies Inc. "The solutions we are deploying,
including 'tap-to-pay' and 'tap-to-authenticate', use real-world
payment and identity credentials which people know and understand to
enhance online security and payments in a simple and convenient
The use of NFC-based contactless cards is growing rapidly as a global
standard to enhance security and privacy, as well as reduce identity
theft and fraud. By embedding its technology in mobile computing
devices, SecureKey allows consumers and business to securely access
online services and affect payments online simply by tapping these
cards and on their NFC-enabled devices. Working with device or
cloud-based digital wallets, SecureKey can also provide secure proxies
to stored credentials, making the online experience even more seamless.
"Intel Identity Protection Technology provides users of Ultrabook
devices and future generations of Intel-based devices with a more
secure and convenient e-commerce experience," said George Thangadurai,
general manager, Intel PC Client Services Group. "Intel looks forward
to collaborating with SecureKey to provide innovative solutions for
consumers and businesses."
Working with Intel, SecureKey technology can be used by devices that
support the U.S. Government's National Strategy for Trusted Identities
in Cyberspace (NSTIC) and Canada's Federated Identity Management, which
promote interoperability of security credentials to lower costs,
improve convenience for consumers and build a more secure ecosystem for
online payments and authentication for consumers and business.
SecureKey was recently awarded a contract by the Government of Canada,
which will allow Canadians to use their bank authentication credentials
to obtain access to online government services.
About SecureKey Technologies Inc.
SecureKey develops innovative hardware and software solutions that
extend the power of chip-based identity and payment credentials to
online and mobile transactions. With SecureKey, financial institutions,
health care providers and government organizations can offer their
online customers the convenience and security of ' tap to authenticate'
and 'tap to pay' services. SecureKey is a privately held company with
offices in Toronto, Ontario.
SOURCE Secure Key Technologies Inc.
For further information:
Miranda Gulland, Hill & Knowlton
Robert Blumenthal, EVP, Marketing & Business Development
SecureKey Technologies Inc.