idOnDemand and NXP Bring Smart Card Security to Mobile Device Authentication
PLEASANTON, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — idOnDemand, the pioneers in smart identification, and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI) partner to bring smart card security to mobile device authentication. By using near field communication (NFC) technology and embedding NXP Semiconductors’ market-leading SmartMX chip into an idOnDemand SmartID card, customers can facilitate a highly secure login from their tablet computer, smart phone or hand-held mobile phone. ISC West attendees can see a demo of this innovative technology in the NXP meeting room #104 April 6-8 in Las Vegas.
The idOnDemand SmartID mobile technology revolutionizes secure information access from mobile devices. With an idOnDemand SmartID, users can securely authenticate to corporate or cloud resources by simply presenting their corporate ID card to the device. There is no need for a client or custom application to be installed on their personal mobile devices.
“As personal smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices are being used to access corporate information, being able to securely authenticate to this information is critical,” said Chris Feige, general manager, tagging and authentication business, NXP Semiconductors. “We bring a high level of security to device authentication with our new portfolio of authentication chips built on our proven security technology. With our NFC controller and SmartMX embedded into an idOnDemand SmartID, customers can securely authenticate to corporate information on their mobile devices with a simple touch.”
idOnDemand SmartIDs can be used with any OATH compliant authentication server or managed authentication service, giving customers choice and flexibility. idOnDemand SmartIDs are U.S. Government PIV compliant, supporting compliance with all federal mandates.
“For the first time, one identity card can be used for building access, visual identification, secure emails, data encryption and now to securely gain access to information from mobile devices thanks to the secure NFC solution from NXP Semiconductors,” said Jack Bubany, Vice President Partners at idOnDemand. “We are happy to embed their state-of-the art technology in our cards to provide this revolutionary technology to our customers.”
The idOnDemand SmartID mobile feature is now available with compatible mobile devices and is part of the idOnDemand managed identity service. Click here for more information on idOnDemand SmartID Mobile.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 30 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. For more information visit www.nxp.com.
idOnDemand delivers a standards based, single trusted identity and smart card solution. Using the idOnDemand managed service, organizations can quickly, easily and cost effectively grant trusted access for employees, customers and partners to information and assets such as IT systems, remote access, data encryption, secure email, building access and mobile authentication. Authorized users no longer need to carry multiple tokens, ID cards, building access cards or remember multiple passwords.
idOnDemand has offices in the United States and Australia.