HID Global adds new security layer with HID Approve mobile app

HID Approve turns a mobile device into a handheld authenticator that verifies online access and transaction requests

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HID Global adds new security layer with HID Approve mobile app Every time a transaction or access is attempted online, the user is promoted to either swipe right to accept it or left to reject it.
By  David Ndichu Published  May 10, 2017

HID Global has announced a new app, HID Approve, which turns a mobile device into a handheld validation device or “authenticator” that verifies online access and transaction requests, such as digital banking transactions or corporate VPN access.

HID Approve adds a new level of trust for consumers and employees to transact securely. 

The HID Approve mobile app combines public key-based cryptography and push technology to create a new multi-factor authentication platform for customers of banks, retailers and healthcare providers as well as between employees and enterprise or organisations.  This affords customers more confidence and better control over who is accessing their confidential and proprietary information. 

HID Approve is enabled by HID Global’s ActivID Authentication infrastructure.  Every time a transaction or access is attempted online, the ActivID Authentication system leverages push technology to send a notification to the consumer’s mobile device to ask him/her to approve the transaction or login attempt. The user then swipes right to accept it or left to reject it.  

HID Approve has multiple deployment options: a turnkey application that is fully managed by HID Global and easily customisable, so organizations can present their brand without the need to build and maintain a custom app; and, a Software Development Kit to integrate HID Approve capabilities into existing corporate apps

HID Approve also creates an audit trail for financial institutions and enables organisations to comply with regulations, such as PSD2, among others.  This platform also powers HID’s one-time password token portfolio.  

The HID Approve mobile app is available on Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

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