CertiVox Limited provides encryption, key management, and identity management solutions for corporations, governments, and individuals worldwide. It offers Multiprecision Integer and Rational Arithmetic Cryptographic Library, a C software library for implementing number-theoretic based methods of cryptography; on-demand encryption key management service that employs key management lifecycles for various kinds of scenarios; and M-Pin Strong Authentication System, an open source multi-factor authentication system based on elliptic curve cryptography for Web, cloud, and mobile applications. The company also provides an information exchange platform to encrypt email, files, and documents; an ide...
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CertiVox Announces Launch of the M-Pin Strong Authentication System
Jun 21 13
CertiVox announced the launch of the M-Pin Strong Authentication System, the open source, multi-factor authentication system based on proven elliptic curve cryptography, for web, cloud and mobile applications which will reduce authentication costs by up to 93% and banish username and passwords forever. The M-Pin System achieves this by turning any HTML5 browser into a strong authentication client that authenticates to the open-source M-Pin Server, which only stores one leak-proof cryptographic key, replacing the username /password database. The M-Pin solution works like the security in an ATM: enterprises recognize users through a cryptographic key agreement, which users participate in by using a physical token saved in their browser and a PIN number. Just like in an ATM machine, the pin and data on the magnetic stripe are combined locally to create a parameter, which is used to drive a cryptographic key agreement protocol, vetting the user's identity with strong cryptography. Developers and service providers can secure themselves and their customers against username /password database smash and grab attacks; by removing the username /password databases full stop. The M-Pin Authentication Server, run by the enterprise or service providers, contains just one leak proof cryptographic key; if compromised, it reveals no details about end users on the system. CertiVox has released the free Linux based M-Pin Authentication Server, HTML5 web and M-Pin Relying Party Libraries for developers so M-Pin Strong Authentication can be integrated with any web application, Single Sign On or Identity Management solution in use in less than an hour by connecting to an M-Pin Server instance. Additionally, the M-Pin C Client Library can be used to embed the M-Pin Protocol in any software application, and enables multiple factors of authentication to be utilized such as biometrics.