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WISeKey Recommends Replacement of Usernames And Passwords With Two-Factor Authentication to Mitigate Current Cybersecurity Risks

  • WISeKey Recommends Replacement of Usernames And Passwords With Two-Factor Authentication to Mitigate Current Cybersecurity Risks
  • WISeKey has enabled free access to its WISeID.COM cyber security platform of services incusing the offering of a two-factor authentication (2FA), aiming to reduce the attack-surface on digital assets and personal information, and securely dematerialize electronic transactions.

WISeKey International Holding Ltd., a leading global cybersecurity company, announced the offering of a two-factor authentication (2FA), allowing subscribers to replace their username and password login process with 2FA as a stronger method of protecting access to PCs and laptops and introducing stronger authentication before allowing access to emails and critical applications.

WISeID, based on the WISeKey/OISTE Root of Trust, integrates innovative technologies to offer any individual or business entity, the ability to create an account, accessing several basic services, free of charge, which then can be upgraded to access additional multiple cybersecurity services. The WISeID web services and mobile applications, already available for download and use, provide users with a digital identity that can be used to secure email communication, digitally sign documents with legal validity and is complemented with features such as dual factor authentication and single sign-on.
To enforce 2FA, subscribers must have a digital certificate issued by WISeID.COM as an accredited Certification Authority (CA).

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Corporate customers not willing to implement their own PKI platform can benefit from WISeKey’s trusted “PKI As a Service” (Managed PKI) offering.

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This service is built with WISeKey’s URA and enables:

  1. Multiple Certificate Templates
  2. Multi-Tenant access, isolating the data of each customer
  3. Possibility to deploy dedicated CAs for the customer, or use WISeKey’s Trusted CA
  4. Possibility to deploy a fully dedicated and isolated infrastructure, not sharing any resource with other customers
  5. Doesn’t require the installation of any local infrastructure, and it’s delivered from WISeKey’s owned secure datacenter in Switzerland, ensuring the privacy of data according to the highest standards.

The WISeID security features are offered as a freemium service, where users can benefit from a free trial service, fully enabled to cover urgent needs and then, given the choice to purchase digital certificates or permanent storage with secure backup and other advantages, through an annual subscription. The service will also be offered to selected companies, in a B2B model. WISeID is accessible as a web service via the trust services portal and enterprise standard APIs that allow the integration with business applications.

As recommended by several governments it is essential the strengthening of cybersecurity defenses mandate the use of multi-factor authentication to make it harder for attackers to get onto the system.

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