Intercede launches projects with VMWare, Imagination
Digital identity, credential management and secure mobility specialist Intercede announced on Tuesday that it was collaborating with VMWare and Imagination on two “separate, significant” projects utilising Intercede's MyID and MyTAM software.
The AIM-traded firm said MyID was now available for VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch to provide US Federal Government employees with secure remote access to mail, browsers and other apps on their mobile devices.
To access that capability, federal government employees could use existing Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smart cards at a self-service kiosk to authenticate to the system to provision keys and certificates to their mobile devices.
Users were able to leverage Intercede's MyID technology and mobile software development kit (SDK) through a derived credentials solution for secure mobility, the board explained, which provided increased mobile credentialing capability in compliance with “stringent security standards” for strong authentication and mobile working.
“Government is a highly regulated industry and one that cannot afford to be the victim of easily avoided data breaches or cyber hacks,” said Intercede chairman and CEO Richard Parris.
“The repercussions of poor authentication for a government department could be serious and far-reaching, which means security should never be taken lightly.
“Allowing customers to leverage the capabilities of VMware AirWatch and Intercede solutions is low impact to the user, easy to use and will assist government departments in managing who has access to privileged data.”
The other project involved Intercede and Imagination providing a demonstration of the 'Trust Continuum' at BT's Innovation 2017 event.
Intercede said the demonstration focussed on how systems-on-chips (SoCs) for home gateway routers could be architected to address the growing security and management challenges presented by the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, services and technologies entering the home.
It was based on a MIPS-based platform which supported multiple isolated Trusted Runtime Environments (TREs) where services - including the network communication standards they rely upon - could be provisioned and managed by the operator.
That was enabled by the “powerful” hardware virtualization capabilities of the MIPS CPU and the security-focused evolution of Intercede's MyTAM client and mobile app, the board explained, which enabled service providers to dynamically created TREs and to deploy trusted applications directly into them.
“This is another example of how Intercede's software is forming a vital component of key eco-systems, both now and for future development,” said Richard Parris.
“Systems-on-Chips will be integral to the Internet of Things, particularly in light of the growing management and security issues thrown up by the proliferation of IoT devices, services and technologies entering the home.”