TYSONS CORNER, Va., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that Usher (Usher.com), its mobile identity and security analytics platform, delivers digital badges for converged physical and logical access control, and provides real-time user-entity behavior analytics with integrated facility access data. At the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit taking place at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD, this week, MicroStrategy will be demonstrating Usher digital badges with multi-factor authentication and business intelligence analytics dashboards for employee and business monitoring at booth #113.
Usher: Seamless Combination of Security and Convenience for Accessing Digital Enterprise Assets
A majority of confirmed data breaches involve weak, default or stolen passwords. Usher replaces passwords, physical badges and security tokens with digital badges delivered via a smartphone. Usher digital badges offer a seamless combination of security and convenience for accessing digital and physical assets. These digital badges lock down logical and physical assets, enhancing employee security without sacrificing convenience. Usher's digital badges also provide an additional source of rich, end user telemetry -- device, geo-location, time of access and more -- which is foundational for effective user-entity behavior analysis.
"Usher provides a frictionless user experience and a rich set of telemetry data about access intelligence to allow organizations to lock down their enterprise IT applications and physical facilities," said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "Mitigating risk should be an integral part of every organization's strategic priorities. We believe Usher is the answer for organizations and institutions to boost their security posture, manage digital risk and eliminate unnecessary expenditures."
With Usher's real-time analytics and communication capabilities, enterprise facility and security managers can now respond faster and smarter to incidents and emergencies by communicating, monitoring and tracking users in real-time. Usher leverages inexpensive and low-power Bluetooth® beacons to communicate with Usher-configured mobile devices. When an Usher user is within range of a configured beacon, the Usher app receives a notice from the beacon and captures the user's location data in MicroStrategy Analytics™. This extremely valuable information can be used by administrators to better understand user behavior, improve the organization's security posture, respond more effectively to urgent business demands and act during time-sensitive emergency situations.
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Usher is an enterprise-grade physical and logical identity and security management platform serving companies and organizations in sectors such as finance, higher education, retail and government, among others. Specializing in the seamless convergence of physical and logical security, Usher is a smartphone-centric solution that replaces traditional security systems such as passwords, security tokens and physical badges via biometric, location-based multi-factor authentication. The platform's built-in analytics capabilities generate real-time insights across both physical and logical access points via a single dashboard, providing a holistic view of critical back-end information including physical and logical access, user behavior and resource usage. Launched in 2015, Usher is the enterprise security solution of leading business intelligence and analytics company MicroStrategy. For more information, please visit usher.com.
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company's mission is to provide enterprise analytics, mobility and security platforms that are flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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