CREALOGIX, a supplier of e-banking solutions in Switzerland, is launching a secure authentication solution dubbed CLX.MobileSecuirty for smartphones (view press release). The solution is based on the ‘two-factor authentication’ principle, which uses a USB token or smartphone as a second channel – currently used with desktop devices. The company says that as mobile devices and applications become more common, there is increasing demand for the same standard of security which is available on stationary applications. CREALOGIX’s multi-platform solution is designed to enable barrier-free access via the audio interface of NFC functionality of the mobile device, without losing any of the required security.
The audio token is inserted into the audio port of a mobile device for identification or to confirm a transaction. A small, integrated LCD screen allows the additional confirmation of the transaction, to combat fraudulent transactions. The audio token can be used with all smartphones, tablets and desktops. The NFC solution involves authentication using a smartcard, which is help to the smartphone.