VeriSign and Innovative Card Technologies Address Worries of Online Merchants with New Fraud Protection that Fits in a Wallet
VeriSign Identity Protection Integrated with ICT DisplayCard to Generate Unique New Password for Every Transaction, Adding Convenient New Way to Access Growing Authentication Network
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world, and Innovative Card Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVC), developers of the ICT DisplayCard for e-banking, e-commerce and data access authentication, today announced an agreement that will make it easier than ever for financial services providers and retailers to issue and accept payment cards embedded with one-time-password (OTP) authentication to protect their online transactions from e-fraud.
Now companies that fortify their online commerce applications with VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) can leverage the ICT DisplayCard, a revolutionary new “smarter” payment card with built-in identity authentication. The ICT DisplayCard integrates the security of a one-time password token into a card the size of a standard credit or debit card. At the push of a button on the back of the card, an integrated display shows a password that changes with every transaction. During an online transaction, this number is entered into a user interface with other information (such as the user's static PIN and login name) for multifactor authentication.
By integrating the ICT DisplayCard with VIP, the two companies will add a convenient, portable and user-friendly new token form factor to the VeriSign's growing authentication network.
“For businesses to inoculate themselves against online fraud, they must make it convenient for consumers to authenticate their identity with every transaction,” said Fran Rosch, vice president, Authentication Services, VeriSign. “Integrating the ICT DisplayCard with VIP gives our customers more protection than ever, and illustrates VeriSign's commitment to offering the latest methods of authentication in form factors that accommodate the way consumers live.”
VIP is a comprehensive suite of identity protection and authentication services that enable consumer-facing applications to provide a secure online experience for end users at a reasonable cost. It enables both invisible security through VIP Fraud Detection Services as well as more visible security through VIP Authentication Services . To minimize costs and maximize security by sharing intelligence and resources, VIP Authentication Services is backed by the VIP Network which allows for the sharing of a single security credential across multiple websites.
“VeriSign's extensive experience securing digital transactions make them a strong addition to InCard's partner network,” said John A. Ward, III, InCard Technologies' Chairman and CEO. “We look forward to providing VeriSign's clients with an additional layer of strong authentication in the best possible form factor for one-time passcode generation – a card that fits in a wallet.”