Innovative security platform honored by TechAmerica Foundation
RESTON, Va. – Daon has been named the winner in the Cyber Security & Authentication category for the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only “Best Of” awards that recognize all technology products and services for the technology industry. The award was attributed to IdentityX™, the mobile authentication solution that significantly decreases the risk of unauthorized transactions, protecting businesses and consumers against on-line fraud and hacking.
“We are honored that TechAmerica Foundation has selected Daon as its top cyber security and authentication innovator,” said Tom Grissen, Daon CEO. “Recent on-line security breaches clearly demonstrate that the time of hardware tokens has passed. Password based tokens alone fall short of the sophisticated security needed to enable trusted interactions whether they are exchanges made from your office, home or via mobile devices. IdentityX is a unique, patented security platform that offers the public and private sector a cost-effective, easy to use, risk-aware solution that can easily be added to existing business applications.”
Unlike other cyber security technologies, the IdentityX platform enables organizations to set identity authentication requirements based on the level of risk associated with each digital interaction. The authentication needed can range from the simplest soft token to a sophisticated fusion of GPS, PIN/password, and biometrics (e.g., voice, face and palm). IdentityX interacts with the end user’s mobile device and does not require additional hardware.
“We had a lot of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate Daon for their winning achievement,” said Senator Bob Bennett, Chairman for TechAmerica Foundation. “TechAmerica Foundation is excited to highlight Daon, as it continues to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world.”
Daon, the company behind IdentityX, is a leading provider of identity assurance products and services worldwide. Daon’s COTS products are scalable, flexible and proven in the most challenging real-world environments and have been selected to secure hundreds of millions of identities around the globe. Daon’s offices are located in Washington, DC, New York, Canberra, Dublin, London and Singapore. Please visit www.daon.com.
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 2009, it is a non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry.