FusionPipe Announces QuikID™ for Apple Watch Second Factor Authentication – First IoT Application
Vancouver, BC — December 7, 2016 - FusionPipe Software Solutions Inc. (“FusionPipe”), a Vancouver-based developer of authentication & data security solutions for Enterprises, today announced the upcoming QuikID™ for Apple Watch Second Factor Authentication (2FA) application which will be commercially available in the first Quarter of 2017.
“We added QuikID™ for Apple Watch as a second factor authentication application to our existing QuikID™ Windows Authentication platform to provide a higher level of security and increased ease of use 2FA for the end-user, said David Snell, CEO and Chairman of FusionPipe. The Apple Watch which helps to identify the end-user, needs to be in proximity to the QuikID™ enabled smartphone to allow the authentication transaction to the end user’s device or network, which could be a VPN network and a Windows PC, laptop, Thin Client or Tablet”.
QuikID™ for Apple Watch – Product Features & Technical Requirements
- Provides Second Factor Authentication for greater security and ease of use when using QuikID™ Authentication for Windows - can negate the requirement for a PIN code
- Automatically locks the device when the Apple Watch is no longer in proximity
- Requires QuikID™ for iOS (latest release)
- QuikID™ Dashboard for Windows V6.3.42 and later
- Watch OS (latest release)
Figure 1 QuikID™ for Apple Watch
QuikID™ authentication solutions are software only applications, that were specifically designed to improve both end-user authentication convenience and data security for Enterprise devices and mobile workers with ruggedized PC’s, laptops and tablets, using smartphones and wearables for authentication lock/unlock based on proximity. QuikID™ eliminates the need for hardware-based solutions such as tokens, USB’s, smartcards and OTP’s (One Time Passwords) and conventional, out of date and inconvenient authentication methods such as usernames and complex passwords, reducing total cost of ownership and improving worker productivity while enhancing end-user experience.
QuikID™ for Apple Watch will be available for download from the iTunes store in the first Quarter of 2017 and works in conjunction with QuikiD™ smartphone apps for iOS and QuikID™ Dashboard for Windows application.
For more information on FusionPipe’s innovative authentication technology solutions, visit: www.quikid.com
About FusionPipe Software Solutions
FusionPipe Software is a dynamic, rapidly growing technology company whose mission is to replace passwords, smart cards and tokens using smartphone and wearable applications to enable more convenient and secure end user authentication based solely on proximity. We are the leader in world-class authentication and advanced data security solutions for Enterprises. Our patented technology addresses the growing global need for convenient yet secure authentication and identity management. FusionPipe provides Enterprises with disruptive technology, that is easy to use and implement, increases productivity and lowers the total cost of ownership.
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