With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, most of our daily lives are turning into IT-dependent lives, and the importance of “security” for individuals or corporate information is growing even more and more.
As the proportion of modern people relying on mobile devices and PCs increases, security risks such as privacy exposure and corporate information leakage are also increasing, and the technology to prevent them is also developing.
OctatcO Inc. is implementing a safe yet convenient security image through FIDO, a next-generation online biometric authentication technology that replaces existing passwords.
Source: Kyungho Ilbo (http://www.kihoilbo.co.kr)
# Uncomfortable password, reduced window of data leakage
Modern people are using passwords to log in to various web pages. However, so many accounts are difficult to manage, and most often use unified passwords.
According to a survey, 50 percent have never changed their passwords within five years, and 39 percent of adults use the same passwords in many places to easily remember them.
Twenty-five percent of people are using easy passwords because they can’t remember each and every one of them, and 49 percent have recorded them on paper or in files as a way to remember them, and experience frequent leaks in many places.
As a result, a survey found that password leakage is responsible for most of the data leakage incidents.
Various efforts are being made to easily keep their respective passwords in line with the new era, and OctatcO is also challenging the domestic market as well as the global market through various ideas to improve the inconvenience in life.
The “certification” system, which is more convenient, faster and with higher security, is in the spotlight as a key technology in the hyper-connected era. In order to become a key company for safe and convenient biometric authentication, OctatcO has established EZBio solution to produce USB-type fingerprint recognition devices, mobile and PC-compatible iris recognition devices.
OctatcO’s ‘EzFinger 1·2’, which is a USB-type fingerprint recognition device, guarantees high security in that it is an authentication device using a hardware device rather than a software authentication method. In particular, user-centered authentication is possible in that it is a technology that applies individual biometric features such as fingerprints.
EzFinger, which is mainly used for PCs and mobile devices, can be used simply by connecting to USB ports, and is considered a highly secure technology in that it blocks access other than registered fingerprints.
OctatcO’s biomatrix security technology applied to EzFinger is recognized as the first fingerprint security key to meet AAL3, the highest certification level of NIST in the United States.
The world’s first security key to implement the Windows Hello and FIDO2 standard on a single fingerprint device, and the scalability that allows users to use it as an infinite number of authentication services such as login, groupware, website authentication, electronic signature, and payment through a single device are also seen as advantages for users to use it more safely and conveniently.
Source: Kyungho Ilbo (http://www.kihoilbo.co.kr)
# Corporate security guard EzFinger
From a company’s perspective, EzFinger is expected to be the most realistic security system in carrying out various projects, given that it is a technology that meets global regulations on privacy laws that are being strengthened around the world.
EzFinger is an alternative to EzFinger in that it is difficult to replace all PCs with products with security systems at the same time due to budget problems, and the fact that it does not use an individual’s smartphone as a means of authentication for organizational security is also an opportunity for EzFinger to be applied to various markets.
In particular, with any company or organization using Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, or 10 OS together, the fact that EzFinger is the only product in the world to offer all of these environments is another strength.
Compared to the four companies that provide strong authentication security keys around the world, OctatcO is the only company with multi-breed solutions, which is recognized as the safest yet most compatible technology company.
The way in which each company can utilize EzFinger is typical of the PC login and groupware login methods of executives and employees through Microsoft’s connection with AD server. OctatcO had delivered the technology to 6,000 companies until last year, and this year, it is also working on business agreements with leading companies that require high security, including large insurance companies and securities firms.
The fact that one-pass logins are possible for companies to access the cloud and log on to government agencies’ websites, while securing high security is catching the eyes of companies not only in Korea but also around the world at a time when the importance of individual and corporate information is increasing.
Phil Yates, CEO of cloud service company Colocentric, a customer of PKI cryptography technology firm DOTORIGIN, said, “After replacing passwords with strong authentication EzFinger fingerprint security devices from OctatcO, we have not succeeded in a single phishing attack on the company for months now.”
Yoo Mi-young, CEO of OctatcO Corporation, said, “High security through biometric functions and various uses that can be used anywhere are the best advantages of OctatcO products,” adding, “Our goal is to make sure that many individuals and companies can have safe and convenient lives and business activities.”