Kevin Raineri, Vice President of Business Development
The demand for cloud security solutions and multi-factor authentication was already at an all-time high due to rampant cybercrime attacks and new cybersecurity regulations—and then the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Suddenly organizations of all sizes were compelled to rapidly adopt work-from-home policies on an unprecedented scale, along with new cloud platforms and applications and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) endpoints. This deperimeterization has upended legacy cybersecurity models that were reliant upon on-premise networks and endpoints, while creating new cybersecurity vulnerabilities that overtaxed IT teams lack the expertise and tools to address. SurePassID addresses that gap with SurePassID Universal MFA, a highly secure, highly extensible platform that enables organizations to lock down access to any application, by any user, on any device, within any network architecture.
SurePassID Universal MFA is the groundbreaking multi-factor authentication platform that encompasses the universe of users, endpoints, applications, and operating systems that organizations must secure. As a multitenant-capable solution built for cloud, on-premise, and hybrid architectures, SurePassID ensures that multi-factor authentication can be deployed wherever it is needed or interlaced across complex network topographies and physical geographies. A comprehensive set of authentication methods and capabilities make it easy to deploy strong authentication for standard requirements, while a highly secure API and robust SDK can be used to secure logins to any network, application, operating system, or embedded device. SurePassID also offers authenticators for any use case, permitting organizations to mix and match software and hardware tokens to meet their needs, as well as benefit from biometric verification and Interactive Voice Response (IVR).
All SurePassID’s authentication methods adhere to open standards such as Open Authentication (OATH), OpenID Connect (OIDC), Fast IDentity Online (FIDO), and Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML2).
“SurePassID Universal MFA is designed to serve customers with high security requirements, such as those in defense, aerospace, and healthcare,” says Kevin Raineri, Vice President of Business Development. With a wealth of security features that are unrivaled in the industry, SurePassID hardens standard authentication processes and extends multi-factor authentication to Closed Areas, containers, and the Internet of Things (IoT). For example, a large defense contractor needed to secure a sensor network with uplinks to the cloud but was struggling to find a military-grade authentication system that would run on 8-bit microcontrollers. SurePassID brought its Universal MFA platform to bear, leveraging its built-in “chip-to-cloud” IoT capability to provide a seamless solution.
With the extensibility of SurePassID Universal MFA, even the most challenging authentication requirements can be met. In one instance, a large healthcare organization was struggling with shared devices that were causing productivity bottlenecks due to slow multi-factor authentication logins. SurePassID deployed its Universal MFA platform and TapID contactless FIDO U2F NFC cards for doctors, nurses, and assistants. The result was a solution that reduced logins to 1 second, or as Raineri humorously calls it, “The fastest secure login in the West.”
As these case studies attest, SurePassID works closely with customers to address their unique needs, providing unmatched expertise and technical support every step of the way. This is particularly welcome in the multi-factor authentication market, where many of SurePassID’s competitors have been acquired and reduced their headcount. Companies must deal with increasingly complex cyberthreats and compliance requirements that require responsiveness, which SurePassID delivers by making its entire staff available to customers by phone or online meeting.
“MFA is in our DNA,” explains Raineri. “We have decades of experience in authentication and cryptography along with multiple issued patents. We never stop innovating because the cybercriminals and hostile state actors never stop innovating either. Our customers trust us to win that arms race for them, and we consider that a great responsibility and a great privilege.”