Entrust, a provider of e-mail security services, has entered into multi-year distribution agreement with Innovative Card Technologies for the InCard DisplayCard – a slim, credit card-like form factor token – to extend the capabilities of the Entrust IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform.
Based on a credit card-like form factor, the InCard DisplayCard one-time-passcode (OTP) token will be available later in 2008 as a premium, upgraded token for both new and existing customers of Entrust IdentityGuard. Entrust’s versatile authentication platform already features the a range of authenticators, said Entrust.
Integrated with the Entrust IdentityGuard infrastructure, the InCard DisplayCard will be marketed to government, enterprise and financial institutions as second-factor authenticators for a wide range of customer transactions (login and transfers) at multiple points of access, added Entrust.
According to Entrust, the InCard DisplayCard integrates the security of a one-time-passcode token directly into a card the size of a standard credit or debit card. At the push of a button on the card, a one-time passcode is shown on its integrated display. When requested during an online transaction, this number is entered into a user interface with other information such as the user’s login name and static PIN for multifactor authentication.