Rivetz Partners with LaunchKey to Offer Next Generation Authentication for Accounts Leveraging Trusted Execution Technology.

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New partnership integrates authentication products to broaden user base

Rivetz Corp. today announced a partnership with LaunchKey to provide next generation authentication services to cloud service providers. The combined solution offers a simple and secure way to utilize hardware protected multi-factor authentication with online systems.

There is an enormous problem in the Internet's reliance on password-based authentication. It is the root cause of the majority of hacks and global data breaches taking place around the globe. Instead of solving the problem, service providers often push the burden on to users by encouraging the use of complex passwords, password managers, or even costly key fobs. LaunchKey and Rivetz aim to fix the problem with device based solutions making access to the Internet safer and easier.

After initial device registration, users will be able to securely authenticate to their favorite online services automatically. The modern embedded hardware security utilized in this solution provides superior protection to sensitive user credentials and data, while the user’s network of devices work together to provide a robust set of capabilities for managing access in the complex world of Internet services.

Rivetz is integrating LaunchKey’s services into its offering, built around the trusted execution environment now shipping on many new PC’s, tablets and phones. These trusted execution technologies enable hardware protection of the user’s private keys, secure display to ensure confidence in the origin of a request and secure input to assure only the user can permission access. This provides state of the art hardware protection of the users access credentials and assurance that permission to log on is isolated from any malware in the operating system

“Our partnership with Rivetz allows us to broaden our next gen authentication service to further protect users from insecure legacy authentication methods,” said Rich Wheeless, LaunchKey CFO. “We now enable a seamless and transparent user login experience that utilizes the power of the integrated hardware security embedded in most Intel and ARM based platforms.”

“LaunchKey’s unique approach gives developers easy to integrate tools,” said Steven Sprague, Rivetz CEO. “We look forward to offering the combined solution to our customers. Now every site has the option to allow users seamless login through device authentication rather than passwords."

About LaunchKey
LaunchKey was formed with the objective of killing passwords by evolving authentication into the post-password era and the Internet of Everything through a multi-factor authentication platform that transforms the mobile devices people already own in to powerful keys capable of authenticating an individual to any online or offline application. When compared to other authentication solutions, LaunchKey is more secure, more capable, more flexible, and cheaper to deploy. For more information, visit launchkey.com.

About Rivetz Corp.
Rivetz is a new venture focused on improving consumers' relationships with financial and other online services. Rivetz provides a safer and easier-to-use model for all users to protect their digital assets and online transactions using hardware-based device identity and execution protection. The device plays a critical role in automating security and enabling the controls that users need to benefit from modern services. Rivetz leverages state-of-the-art cybersecurity tools to develop a modern model for users and their collection of devices to interact with services on the Internet. For more information, visit http://www.rivetz.com.

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