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  • Entrust Datacard completes acquisition of nCipher Security.

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Entrust Datacard to Acquire nCipher Security from Thales

Entrust Datacard, a provider of identity and secure issuance technology, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Thales’ general purpose hardware security module (GP HSM) business, nCipher Security, reports Henry Vilar of Fintech Futures (Finovate’s sister publication).

NCipher Security has been operating as a separate stand-alone business within Thales since January 2019.

The acquisition is expected to be finalized during the second quarter of 2019. Financial terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

Thales is divesting its nCipher GP HSM business, in accordance with regulatory clearances necessary to complete Thales’ acquisition of Gemalto.

“This acquisition is an excellent complement to our expertise in both cryptography and hardware,” said Todd Wilkinson, president and CEO of Entrust Datacard.

“There is a powerful synergy between our solutions and the combination of our organizations will accelerate innovation for our customers as they embark on initiatives such as mobility, cloud and IoT to grow their businesses and simultaneously strive to protect data and manage ever-growing cyber risk,” added Cindy Provin, CEO of nCipher Security.

Entrust Datacard said GP HSMs are a core component of its solutions, and an underlying part of the security infrastructure of the company’s public key infrastructure (PKI) and secure socket layer (SSL) offerings.

The acquisition will allow the company to address the increased demand for data security stemming from regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the electronic identification, authentication and trust services (eIDAS) regulation.

The transaction is subject to the successful completion of the acquisition of Gemalto by Thales, the approval of Entrust as a suitable purchaser by the European Commission, US Department of Justice, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and New Zealand Commerce Commission, and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Entrust Datacard is a two-time alum of our developers conference, FinDEVrSiliconValley. The company presented Securing the Omni Channel Experience with a Trusted Identity in 2015, and returned the following year with Safeguarding Your Banking Applications, a look at the value of integrating second factor authentication into banking apps.

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  • TransferWise opens office in Belgium and applies for money transfer license as insurance against a no-deal Brexit outcome.
  • Hyatt launches bug bounty program with ethical hacker platform HackerOne.
  • Australian business bank Tyro unveils latest Alipay integration with  Sydney Airport retailer Heinemann Australia.
  • Entrust Datacard announces a pair of new board members, Val Rahmani and Cheri McGuire.
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  • NIIT Technologies partners with R3 to build solutions on the Corda Platform.
  • CardFlight earns top 50 ranking in the 2018 Deloitte Fast 500 roster.

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  • Tradeshift appoints Silicon Valley veteran as its First CLO, CCO.
  • eToro cuts crypto costs to support mass adoption.
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Entrust Datacard Sees Fruit from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Identity authentication and secure card issuance company Entrust Datacard announced enhancements to its Mobile Smart Credential solution this week. Overall, the changes help guard against security threats without compromising the user experience.

The Minnesota-based company’s main enhancement to its password-free mobile login experience is the addition of Bluetooth login support. The Mobile Smart Credential solution’s Bluetooth enhancement offers proximity-based VPN and workstation admittance, as well as access to cloud applications, legacy applications and physical door access. Instead of  passwords or two-factor authentication, the user’s mobile device is their key.

Ryan Zlockie, global vice president of authentication solutions for Entrust Datacard, called mobile devices “an extension of our identity.” He added, “Like a mobile wallet for payments, Mobile Smart Credential is a virtual employee ID that provides unfettered access to all of the digital and physical places where employees need to do their job. And, by removing friction to the authentication process, organizations are able to streamline operations, increase productivity and provides a better user experience for their employees, which leads to greater overall employee satisfaction.”

The Bluetooth functionality, which Entrust Datacard sees as another step in its journey to “zero-factor authentication,” is the result of the company’s collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In December of 2017, Entrust Datacard participated in an advanced authentication lab at JPL to test authentication experiences that increase security.

Entrust Datacard was founded in 1969 and presented at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016. Jason Soroko, Security Technologies Manager, and Matt Rose, Technical Sales Consultant, spoke to the audience of developers on Safeguarding Your Banking Applications. Last month, the company acquired cloud security firm SMS Passcode and made a strategic investment in cloud security expert CensorNet.

With 2,200 employees in 34 locations across the globe, Entrust Datacard is a privately held company headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota. The company issues 10 million+ identity and payment credentials daily and manages billions of transactions on an annual basis.

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  • ID.me approved as NIST 800-63-3 conformant.
  • Industrial Bank of China selects Avaloq to provide a banking solution for its private-banking branch in Hong Kong.
  • Entrust Datacard receives patent for card personalization process
  • Los Angeles Business Journal names CoverHound a Top Place to Work for 2018.

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Entrust Datacard Acquires SMS Passcode

Identity authentication and secure card issuance company Entrust Datacard announced it purchased SMS Passcode from CensorNet, a cloud security company. Additionally, Entrust Datacard made a strategic investment of an undisclosed amount in CensorNet. Terms of both the investment and the acquisition remain undisclosed.

With the acquisition of Copenhagen-based SMS Passcode, an adaptive multi-factor authentication technology solution, Entrust Datacard hopes to further establish itself in the authentication space while expanding its global footprint throughout DACH/Benelux and The Nordics. The company will integrate the new technology with its IntelliTrust SaaS authentication tool, a solution launched last year that removes friction for users and provides strong protection for data, apps, and networks.

Regarding the purchase, Ed Macnair, CensorNet CEO said, “The acquisition of SMS Passcode will benefit the broader IAM market as well as SMS Passcode customers, and this new relationship will continue serving customers as Entrust Datacard builds upon existing partnerships and enhances our USS offering.”

Collaborating with CensorNet on its USS platform, which offers a cloud access security broker, multi-factor authentication, and web and email security, will help Entrust Datacard bolster new offerings across authentication, PKI and SSL. Specifically, Entrust Datacard will leverage the strategic partnership to enhance its Authentication Insight Engine by providing faster authentication decisioning.

“Identity-centric data analysis is in CensorNet’s DNA, and identity assurance capabilities in ours,” said Todd Wilkinson, president and CEO for Entrust Datacard. “This new relationship and investment in CensorNet presents opportunities for collaboration to enhance both companies’ offerings and re-shape the market together.”

Entrust Datacard was founded in 1969 and presented at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016. Jason Soroko, Security Technologies Manager, and Matt Rose, Technical Sales Consultant, spoke to the audience of developers on Safeguarding Your Banking Applications. Earlier this week, Entrust Datacard unveiled TruCredential 7.5, software that enables tablet and mobile-based capture and issuance of ID cards.

With 2,200 employees in 34 locations across the globe, Entrust Datacard is a privately held company headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota. The company issues 10 million+ identity and payment credentials daily and manages billions of transactions on an annual basis.