The Korean Accredited Certification Authority is building a ‘United Authentication Platform’ for online authentication user security which FIs can deploy nationwide on mobile devices. Trustonic has been tasked with securing its national public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates and enable authentication services using PINs, biometrics such as fingerprint, or passwords.

“National PKI certificates for online service authentication need to be renewed frequently. They must also be combined with a limited set of authentication options to access a given service.” commented Ben Cade, CEO at Trustonic. “Koscom’s new platform unites multiple authentication methods and, because certificates are now stored in the Trustonic Trusted Execution Environment*, they are allowed to be valid for three years.”

Trustonic is designed to prevent attacks across iOS and Android devices. Its solutions, Application Protection and Secured Platform, remove the need for annual certificate updates, providing the thirty million Korean citizens using them with “a more convenient experience”.

“We have listened to our customers and four million end users and have tailored this new service to their needs,” said Jae Kyu Lee, managing director and head of financial information group at Koscom. “The United Authentication Platform brings enhanced convenience and efficiency so that customers and users can perform authentication procedures the way they want. Trustonic’s solution gives us scale to protect certificates across all devices, not just a sub-set.”

Trustonic achieved Common Criteria security certification for a TEE device security product earlier this year. It is also the only open TEE available, permitting third-party applications to be provisioned after the handset or device has been deployed.

by Henry Vilar
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