The Next Generation of Identity Verification Arrives with Keeper DNA™ Authentication

Share Article

Takes advantage of existing IoT devices to provide smarter identity verification

“As our customers begin using wearable tech and IoT devices, they will be able to use these devices to secure their identity and access their private vault. We created a way to make multi-factor authentication more elegant and secure."

Keeper, the world's most popular mobile security app for managing passwords and private information, has created Keeper DNA Authentication, a revolutionary identity verification platform that uses wearable devices, connected objects and IoT (Internet of Things) devices to confirm a user’s identity for accessing their Keeper Vault.

Here’s how Keeper DNA™ Authentication works.

Keeper users create a profile that defines who they are based on a combination of biometric factors and devices that they own and have previously authenticated with. It can be thought of similar to the DNA in the human body; a unique “strand” of molecules (in this case, devices and physical factors) that identify a person. With Keeper DNA Authentication, access to a user’s private information is determined by physical elements of the user’s body, such as a fingerprint or retina, or proximity to wireless devices, such as a smart thermostat, smartwatch or wifi network. The combination of these biometric factors, connected objects and IoT devices create a unique profile for the user. It’s also far easier and more secure than cumbersome multi-factor authentication methods, which usually require manual entry of a code received via a hard token (e.g. key fob) or to a smartphone via SMS or voice. These manual steps are no longer required because Keeper DNA Authentication identifies and verifies the user automatically based on their chosen list of trusted factors. Several factors require close proximity to the user, isolating and securing against a remotely-located hacker.

Multi-factor authentication gained popularity in 2011 as an added layer of security, and the market is expected to grow to $1.6 billion by the end of 2015. U.S. regulators may start requiring multi-factor authentication in large institutions as the frequency of cyber-attacks continues to increase. This requirement would result in a loss of corporate productivity if traditional methods, like manual entry of authentication tokens received via SMS, are used. Keeper DNA™ Authentication, however, provides superior security with increased convenience and productivity.

“As our customers begin using wearable tech and IoT devices, they will be able to use these devices to secure their identity and access their private vault. We created a way to make multi-factor authentication more elegant and secure,” said Darren Guccione, CEO and co-founder of Keeper Security, Inc.

About Keeper Security
Keeper Security, Inc. is the creator of Keeper, the world’s most downloaded password manager and digital vault. Founded in 2009 by CEO Darren Guccione and CTO Craig Lurey, Keeper Security is a privately-held company that is based in Chicago, Illinois with engineering offices in El Dorado Hills, California. Keeper is SOC certified and utilizes world-class encryption to safeguard its users. Keeper is available on all major Smartphones, Tablets and Computers – covering iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, Kindle, and Windows Phone. For more information, visit https://keepersecurity.com.

Share article on socal media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Aaron Gessner

Aaron Gessner