As manufacturing goes digital, security and thus authentication take center stage. Productivity is still the desired happy ending. While authentication can be the hero, in many cases, it is the villain. Why? Because the models many companies use are broken or outdated.
Data integrity matters more than ever, and may seem more challenging than ever. Welcome to Industry 4.0, based on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and data everywhere. Fortunately there’s a CPS that can address this situation.
September 28th and 29th saw Nymi’s attendance at the Pharma MES & Process Minds conference in Berlin. The show is a leading knowledge exchange platform for pharma manufacturing around the globe, bringing together key stakeholders who play an active role within pharma and life science manufacturing.
With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), the enterprise authentication space now sits at an important inflection point. What we are seeing is a gradual, cross-vertical realization that traditional authentication models do not scale well into the evolving IoT workplace. The reason for this is that IoT infrastructure has the ability (and often, the need) to infer user presence, something we used to infer through “authentication” events, then extend (often blindly) for the duration of a session. Enter the concept of “Always On Authentication”.
We are excited to let you know that the Early Access Program (EAP) for the Nymi Band’s commercial release is now live. We have discontinued the Nymi Band Developer Kit, and the Nymi Band EAP includes our new hardware, supports new use cases and applications, and includes a brand new, fully featured SDK for Windows and Mac.
Most enterprises know that moving to multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a great way to increase their organization's security posture. Moving to MFA, however, presents challenges, including the difficulty of replacing passwords and the additional friction that may be experienced by the user. Nymi proposes a wireless, multi-factor solution in the upcoming Nymi Band: a Secure, Persistent Authenticator.
As we finish off the first half of the 2016 calendar year, we’re excited to share with you some updates, including new device unlock capabilities of the Nymi Band, and a recap of the Cloud Identity Summit (CIS).
We’re excited to announce that Nymi will be exhibiting at this year’s Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), to be held in New Orleans from June 6th to June 9th. CIS is one of the leading events in the identity industry, and brings together organizations and experts to share ideas and insights on security trends and solutions. We’ll be on-site to demo some exciting functionality, including a brand new integration with Windows Hello in Wndows 10, and biometrically-authenticated physical access whereby the Nymi Band can replace a conventional physical access token.
In today’s enterprise, employees are tasked with authenticating to a variety of endpoints and applications, using several approximations of identity. Identity and Access Management systems (IAMs) are designed to manage employees’ access and authentication to these applications and services. In other words, IAMs ensure that the right people are provided the right access, at the right time.