Looking to provide a secure login to cloud applications, Ceelox has announced a biometrics-based solution.
Providing the highest level of secure authentication available, the OpenID protocol is used to create a "relying party" relationship that can be locked-down with any cloud application. OpenID is rapidly gaining adoption on the Web, with over one billion OpenID enabled user accounts and over 50,000 websites accepting OpenID for logins.
By eliminating the feasibility of any replay attack this new offering enables users to securely authenticate without the threat of having their credentials, i.e. user name and password, compromised or stolen. Providing the highest level of secure authentication available, the OpenID protocol is used to create a "relying party" relationship that can be locked-down with any cloud application once Ceelox ID Online grants access.
“For companies deploying cloud applications, the highest level of security for user login is to utilize biometrics enabled through Ceelox ID Online,” stated Gerry Euston, CEO, Ceelox. “Protecting a person's identity and personal data and information across the Internet and cloud applications is becoming a national concern. Ceelox is proud to offer a solution which is easy to deploy and provides consumers with peace-of-mind.”
By allowing them to keep a single set of credentials that will log them into all services, OpenID was created to maximize convenience and security for all Internet and cloud users by design. By eliminating the fear of having a password or other access credential stolen, Ceelox has expanded the power of the OpenID protocol with Ceelox ID Online. Instead, biometrics is used to authenticate a person.
In September 2008, the company adapted the Ceelox Identity Access Management tool for working with Citrix servers and client computers. Florida-based private software development firm Ceelox is a Citrix Technology Partner which supplies its primary tool, the Ceelox ID, as a stand-alone and network application or as a software development kit to clients. As it scans user fingerprints, a user bio-template is created by Ceelox ID with no requirements to save a fingerprint image.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf