Valimo Wireless Introduces Mobile Authentication for OpenID



    
    - Valimo Demonstrates how to Apply Mobile Authentication With OpenID to
    Sign in to Your Favourite Online Services
    

    HELSINKI, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Valimo, the global market leader in mobile ID
solutions, introduces mobile authentication for OpenID. OpenID authentication
eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites.
Combining Valimo Mobile ID with OpenID technology creates more convenient and
secure identification service on mobile phones. First deployment of OpenID
mobile authentication is already available from the Turkish service Sifreyok,
provided by Pozitron.
    Valimo's Mobile ID enhances OpenID authentication by increasing the
overall security with separate authentication and actual service channels. It
will also be much more convenient for the end-user as he or she only needs to
enter one four digit PIN to access all services registered with OpenID. During
valid session different services can be accessed with just single PIN. Valimo
will demonstrate this at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the pavilion
AV60.
    "For OpenID users, Valimo Mobile ID is a convenient and secure method to
access different online services whether it is on PC or on mobile phone while
on the go. Using services with mobile devices is constantly increasing and
typing long username-password combinations is difficult and time consuming,
especially with 12 key devices. When selecting their OpenID provider, users
expect highly secure log-in process. With our solution OpenID providers can
offer truly secure authentication and a legally binding signature service to
their customers," comments Juha Murtopuro, CEO of Valimo.
    Mobile ID can be used in any service requiring personal authentication,
identification or a legally binding signature. Valimo's Mobile ID is based on
Wireless Public Key Infrastructure (WPKI) technology with the unique private
key stored in a tamper-proof area of the SIM card, and used with a four to six
digit PIN code when prompted. Valimo is the global market leader in Mobile ID
solutions in terms of both installation base and number of active users.
Valimo solutions are used by operators, banks, enterprises, public sectors and
other service providers throughout the world.
    Valimo mobile signature can be used with all mobile phones and devices
with a SIM card inside. It enables a safe and reliable digital authentication
that replaces various tokens, password and code lists. When using an online
service requiring authentication or digital signing, the request is sent to
the user's mobile phone using secured SMS technology. The message pops up on
the phone screen, asking the user to confirm his or her identity or approval
by entering his or her personal PIN code. If the device is lost or stolen the
services cannot be accessed without re-entering the sign in PIN.

    About Valimo

    Valimo turns mobile phones into digital identification cards. The new
breed of Mobile ID replaces the need for a multitude of passwords and tokens.
With Valimo technology, mobile phone users can securely authenticate
themselves and legally sign documents, just by using their mobile phone and a
simple PIN code. Based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology, Valimo
Mobile ID works in every mobile phone with a SIM card inside.
    Valimo's mobile signature solutions are global market leaders in terms of
installation base and number of active users. Valimo solutions are used by
mobile operators, banks, corporations, governments, public sector and other
service providers. Founded in 2000, Valimo Wireless is privately held and
headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. For further information, please visit
http://www.valimo.com.




For further information:

For further information: Valimo, Marika Pirhonen, Director, Marketing &
Communications, Valimo Wireless Oy, Tel: +358-40-559-33-97, Email
marika.pirhonen@valimo.com

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