Identiv announced its partnership with OtterBox and collaborative iAuthenticate 2.0 OtterBox, Identiv’s iOS smart card reader designed for OtterBox uniVERSE Case System and Apple iPhone and iPad.Identiv announced its partnership with OtterBox and collaborative iAuthenticate 2.0 OtterBox, Identiv’s iOS smart card reader designed for OtterBox uniVERSE Case System and Apple iPhone and iPad.
Identiv’s iAuthenticate 2.0 OtterBox smart card reader, built for the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, provides an extra layer of security in a world increasingly more reliant on accessing corporate resources through mobile devices. iAuthenticate 2.0 is designed to work with all OtterBox uniVERSE Case Systems for Apple iPhone and iPad. The reader supports standard ISO 7816 smart cards in addition to ones issued by the U.S. government, including PIV and CAC. iAuthenticate 2.0 is compatible with middleware applications for user authentication, digital signature, encryption/decryption, and secure access to web-based email, portals, and collaboration sites authenticated to CAC, PIV, or other approved smart cards. Customers have the option of purchasing iAuthenticate 2.0 bundled with the popular Sub Rosa app from Thursby Software Systems, Inc. or can buy the middleware application of their choice separately.
“The uniVERSE Case System is designed to seamlessly protect your investment in mobile technology and enhance work productivity,” said Jim Myers, OtterBox Vice President of Commercial Sales. “The collaboration between Identiv and OtterBox has brought ruggedized, trusted protection for devices together with strong user authentication and security of data, confidential information, and IP. iAuthenticate 2.0 OtterBox enables the secure access of corporate resources, including email, files, and data, protecting everyone from individual users to government agencies.”
The OtterBox uniVERSE Case System is a mobile accessories platform featuring an accent plate on the back that slides out to reveal a rail mounting system. Identiv’s iAuthenticate 2.0 OtterBox slides into the uniVERSE mount, securing the reader to the case and plugging into the lightning port. Unlike competing products, removing the module is just as easy.
“iAuthenticate 2.0 OtterBox is a testament to two innovative companies working overtime to protect their customers,” said Dr. Manfred Mueller, Identiv COO and General Manager, Smart Card Readers and Credentials. “Our module enables the use of smart cards to access the device — eliminating reliance on complex but insecure passwords — opens the mobile application market to develop apps supporting smart cards, and doubles as a desktop CCID smart card reader and can be used with Windows, macOS, and Linux machines via the micro USB port. It’s fast, it’s secure, and we’re thrilled to reveal it to the market.”
Identiv’s iAuthenticate 2.0 OtterBox is available now.