Intercede, the creator of RapID, has over 20 years of experience working in the cyber security sector. Intercede enables governments, enterprise and app developers to securely authenticate the users, devices, and applications that connect to them. The company has provided solutions for US federal agencies like the FAA, the NHS in the UK, and the Kuwait government. They also serve enterprises including Boeing, Swisscom, and Giesecke – to name but a few clients.
Because of high-profile data breaches, millions of data records are compromised each year. This results in millions in lost revenues. Next to this, even more millions are being spent trying to regain user confidence after an attack. Many of the hacks can be blamed on inadequate user authentication. For example, using the vulnerable username + password convention. Intercede believes this has to stop. Cyber security has to start with identity and authentication, especially in mobile. It’s about knowing that your users, their devices, and apps are who and what they claim to be!
RapID from Intercede is a cost-effective, highly scalable, enterprise-grade cloud-based authentication service. It offers simple, non-intrusive and incredibly secure two-factor authentication, allowing app developers and service providers to build bulletproof apps with confidence. Combining two-way encrypted SSL channels with “one-time” provisioning and not a single password in sight, RapID is great for user experience. And because it’s a cloud-based service, there’s no need to worry about the costs and scalability associated with an on-premise capability.
What’s more, it’s easy and quick to implement; just a few lines of code from the Intercede SDK transforms smartphones into the ultimate layer of authentication for users’ and service providers alike. Login/other requests simply generate a push notification which a user chooses to permit or reject after verifying their identity – a PIN, fingerprint, or any number of 3rd party biometrics are perfect. Not only does RapID increase security, it decreases user frustration and removes friction in the buying process – no more having to remember or reset passwords. Put simply, enterprise-grade authentication with a great user experience has never been simpler, more scalable or more cost effective to implement. What’s not to like?
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