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SecureKey Concierge Service Adds ING DIRECT as Newest Trusted Sign-In Partner

  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
patrick@cormancom.com
or
SecureKey Technologies Inc.
Sarah Douglas, 416-477-5625, 5135
Director, Marketing Communications
sarah.douglas@securekey.com
 
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