UK firm touts alternative to digital certificates

Friday, 18 October 2002, 2:10 PM EST

Two factor authentication, using secure tokens is being backed as an alternative to digital certificates by a UK company, which is enjoying support from the Parliamentary All Party Export Group.

At an event in the Houses of Parliament yesterday, London-based Quizid Technologies launched its outsourced authentication solution. This it hopes will deliver a cost effective alternative to PKI to businesses, and eventually consumers.

The company has developed a two-fold security system that incorporates a physical security token (the Quizid Card - a credit card size authentication device that dynamically generates unique authentication key codes) and an ASP-based authentication centre (the Quizid Vault - where authentication key codes are referenced and access granted).

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