NEW YORK, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the increasing number and severity of data breaches around the world, security remains a top concern. The recent compromise of Federal employee data from OPM's network confirms the need for strong authentication within government agencies.
HYPR Corp. announced today that the HYPR Token, a biometric one-time password (OTP) authenticator, has been submitted for testing and approval of Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 validation for tamper proofing.
The proliferation of security breaches across banks, enterprises and government agencies is making strong biometric authentication a necessity, yet organizations want proof of concept validated by a trusted source. As an end-to-end solution for biometric security, HYPR Corp. aims to provide government ready authentication by achieving validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
- The trusted standard: When protecting sensitive data, government agencies must have a minimum level of assurance that a product's stated security claim is valid. FIPS is a U.S. government security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules. FIPS validation is globally accepted as one of the most trusted security validations.
- Meeting today's authentication needs: Recognizing today's complex user verification needs within government agencies, the HYPR Token goes beyond outmoded 2-Factor Authentication products to enable 3-Factor Biometric Authentication.
- Security and convenience: The HYPR authentication suite provides end-to-end biometric security going beyond the proprietary token device. By leveraging biometric sensors and trusted execution zones in mobile devices, the HYPR Software Development Kit allows agencies to deploy device-agnostic biometric authentication with unparalleled security and convenience.
Bojan Simic, CTO of HYPR Corp. said:
"With so many advanced security threats today, allowing remote access to federal digital assets can quickly turn into a high stakes game. Government agencies and enterprises that do not support BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or COPE (corporate-owned, personally enabled) want to be certain that a product's stated security claim is valid, and that's why FIPS 140-2 validation is so important. It reassures our customers and prospects that the HYPR solution is the real deal for secure biometric authentication."
About HYPR Corp.
HYPR is a sector agnostic platform enabling secure biometric authentication. From developers to enterprises and manufacturers, our mission is to seamlessly replace the use of passwords with a unified biometric identity protocol. As an end-to-end solution, HYPR is the fundamental framework for securing the Internet-of-Things. Additional information is available at: https://www.hypr.com/
Contact: Jessica Pasko, [email protected], 831-440-2412
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