miiCard, the online identity proofing service, has announced that it is now supporting the YubiKey hard token authentication device to further strengthen the Level of Assurance 3 Plus (LoA3+) identity verification solution in their platform. Supporting YubiKey authentication will expand the options available for asserting or accepting a verified identity in conjunction ith miiCard’s Bring Your Own Identity (BYOID)service for consumers and Identity as a Service (IDaaS) platform forbusinesses.
miiCard allows a user to prove their identity with a photo id in minutes through online verification. miiCard uses multi-factor authentication tools to prove the connection between a user and this verified identity. With YubiKey, miiCard is able to verify users through a unique physical token that only an authorized user will possess and is unable to be replicated. These combined efforts make the platform one of the most secure in the market.
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“miiCard support for YubiKey authentication enables a higher threshold of security and a greater degree of control over online identity for consumers and businesses,” stated miiCard CEO James Varga. “Ultimately, more authentication choices makes miiCard a more flexible solution that can fit a range of online identity verification needs from social networking all the way to complex financial transactions.”
“The combination of YubiKey and miiCard balances usability and flexibility for online identity proofing,” said Stina Ehrensvaerd, CEO and Founder of Yubico, the maker of YubiKey. “By using YubiKey, miiCard provides a more secure authentication method but retains the ease and flexibility demanded by consumers and businesses.”
The miiCard policy engine allows for a wide range of multi-factor authentication tools, including hard and soft tokens, biometrics, geo-location, and SMS through handheld devices which will ensure miiCard accounts are secure. These multiple authentication options will enable a more flexible identity verification solution that can be adapted to the different required levels of security that the entire market requires.