Greater MontrÃ©al Real Estate Board Selects AuthenWare to Secure its Portal
Greater Montreal Deploys Leading Keystroke Dynamics Solution for Second-Factor Authentication Layer
Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 28, 2011
AuthenWare®, a leading cybersecurity software provider, today announced a new contract with the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board (GMREB), operator of the second largest Multi Listing Service in Canada (MLS). The agreement, which includes licenses for up to 20,000 realtors and staff, is designed to help authenticate and protect their identity when accessing property information on the Multiple Listing Services, as well as limit invalid password sharing.
The AuthenWare technology incorporates keystroke dynamics, a form of behavioral biometrics, to recognize valid users and to stop identity theft, web fraud and other system intrusions.
“We live in a digital world where users access systems and applications from multiple devices anywhere. On the Enterprise side when we try to raise security, often times we impact usability. We evaluated several security vendors and selected AuthenWare for its friction-less adoption, high security, and multi-device recognition capabilities” said Éric Charbonneau CEO of the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board.
Under the agreement, Centris the technology division of the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board will integrate AuthenWare’s flagship authentication technology with its Portal and Security Framework, protecting user id and password access to its multiple listing service real estate database.
AuthenWare’s zero-footprint approach towards user validation and authentication incorporates a series of biometric security algorithms that record and measure how a person uniquely types their credentials. The multi-dimensional product combines the user’s typing information with other behavioral and environmental heuristics to ensure that rightful users are granted access to the system, while prohibiting the sharing of credentials by users of the system. AuthenWare also ensures that if stolen, credentials are rendered completely useless.
“We are proud that the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board selected AuthenWare as the technology to help protect its realtors and staff,” said Tom Helou, President and COO of AuthenWare. “Innovation is a fundamental aspect of a security strategy, AuthenWare proposes an easy to implement-new paradigm for user authentication one that ensures that only rightful owners of credentials can access the system”.
About Greater Montreal Real Estate Board
Founded in 1954, the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board (GMREB) is a non-profit organization that brings together most of the real estate brokers who work in the Greater Montréal area. With more than 10,000 members, it is the second largest board in Canada.
Its mission is to actively promote and protect its members’ professional and business interests in order for them to successfully meet their business objectives and maintain their predominance in the real estate industry.
The GMREB also plays a major role representing its members in relations with government authorities, the media, the public and various industry related associations. It also regularly issues press releases on market monthly statistics and other real estate-related topics.
AuthenWare® Corporation is a leading cybersecurity software provider focused on fighting identity theft. The Company’s innovative token-less authentication system delivers strong security through a combination of keystroke dynamics, behavioral and environmental characteristics to minimize identity theft, web fraud and other system vulnerabilities.
The AuthenWare solution creates a unique personal security pattern that recognizes authorized users while keeping hackers out.
AuthenWare is headquartered in Miami, FL, with offices around the world. Tens of millions of people use the company’s products every day in a variety of industries, including retail, financial services, government, healthcare, telecommunications and online retailers. For more information, visit http://www.authenware.com.
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