SecureKey Concierge Service Adds ING DIRECT as Newest Trusted Sign-In Partner ING DIRECT Clients Can Now Access Government of Canada Online Services Using Their Existing Bank Login IDs and Passwords Business Wire TORONTO -- November 26, 2013 SecureKey, a leading provider of trusted identity networks, today announced that ING DIRECT has become a Trusted Sign-In Partner participating in the SecureKey Concierge™ service. ING DIRECT clients are now able to securely access online services from the Government of Canada using their existing ING DIRECT login IDs and passwords instead of having to create and manage new authentication credentials. The SecureKey Concierge service brokers the authentication process between the individual, their bank, and the government online service, while keeping the individual’s interactions with their bank and their government service provider both separate and private. “We welcome ING DIRECT to our growing SecureKey Concierge service, which is gaining wider acceptance as we continue to enlist more of the major financial institutions in Canada as Sign-In Partners,” said Andre Boysen, executive vice president of marketing for SecureKey. “With ING DIRECT’s participation, we have taken another major step in making it easier for more people in Canada to access essential but less frequently used government services by enabling them to sign in with familiar authentication credentials they regularly use for banking and other financial services.” ING DIRECT joins three of Canada’s five largest banks in providing authentication credentials that may be used to access a growing number of online services from the Government of Canada. Among the Canadian federal departments and agencies currently offering access to their online services via the SecureKey Concierge service are Service Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency. “By lending our credentials to the SecureKey Concierge service, we are able to expand our brand and award-winning service beyond our own web site by providing our clients with the added convenience of using their same login credentials to securely access Government of Canada online services,” said Charaka Kithulegoda, ING DIRECT’s chief information officer. “Innovation, simplification and convenience are at the heart of the ING DIRECT brand and our participation in SecureKey allows us to extend these values to our clients beyond their everyday banking needs.” SecureKey is working to expand its portfolio of online services that will accept Sign-In Partner credentials to include many Canadian provincial and municipal government agencies, as well as some commercial entities. Consumers struggle with dozens of increasingly complex login credentials, and often use them interchangeably among many online services, which increases their risk and exposure to damaging online attacks. The SecureKey Concierge service mitigates these risks by enabling people to sign in to new services with familiar, frequently used credentials from their banks (Trusted Sign-In Partners), who actively manage and monitor security for their customers to a far greater degree than conventional online credential providers. Users are able to get more convenient access while managing fewer credentials. The SecureKey Concierge service also forms the basis of a broader ecosystem that enables other governments and public and private sector organizations to benefit from shared authentication by Trusted Sign-In Partners. The SecureKey Concierge service is based on the SecureKey briidge.net™ Exchange bring-your-own-credential (BYOC) platform, which provides clients of the Government of Canada online services with more choice, control and convenience by enabling them to bring their own credentials from third-party providers like ING DIRECT and the other Trusted Sign-In Partners. About SecureKey Technologies Inc. SecureKey is a leading provider of cloud-based, trusted identity networks that reduce the burden, cost, and risks associated with user authentication. The company's federated authentication solutions ensure that users are properly authenticated regardless of the service, device or credential they prefer to use. Organizations can quickly and easily deliver high-value online services to millions of consumers and citizens with improved transaction privacy, simplicity, and convenience. SecureKey is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. The company is backed by a world-class group of venture and corporate investors. For additional information, please visit www.securekey.com. Contact: Corman Communications, LLC Patrick Corman, +1 650-326-9648 firstname.lastname@example.org or SecureKey Technologies Inc. Sarah Douglas, 416-477-5625, 5135 Director, Marketing Communications email@example.com
SecureKey Concierge Service Adds ING DIRECT as Newest Trusted Sign-In Partner
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.