SecureKey Technologies has completed an agreement with Toronto-based EnStream to enable SecureKey’s authentication technology on smartphones in Canada. EnStream is a joint venture of Bell, Rogers, and Telus.
SecureKey Concierge is an authentication service for the government that enables Canadians to use their bank authentication credentials to obtain access to online government services like pension, tax, and benefits. It’s part of the Canadian government’s Federated Identity Management strategy.
The use of NFC-based contactless cards is growing as a global standard. By enabling its technology on mobile phones and tablets, SecureKey says it allows consumers and businesses to securely access online services and affect online payments simply using their mobile devices for enhanced security and authentication.
“We are excited to be working with EnStream and its mobile service provider partners to greatly expand the number of devices that will support SecureKey’s authentication, identity and online payment solutions,” said Charles Walton, CEO of SecureKey Technologies Inc. “Our solutions allow people to use real-world payment and identity cards with their mobile phones to enhance online security and payments in a simple and convenient manner.”
“EnStream’s mandate is to accelerate the adoption of secure, SIM-based NFC mobile payments in Canada through common platforms. Our partnership with SecureKey gives Canadians an innovative and valuable solution that can be used with services from government, healthcare providers and financial institutions,” said Almis Ledas, COO of EnStream. “SecureKey is the first credential issuer to announce that it will make use of our ability to deploy secure credentials on SIM-based secure elements for mobile carriers in Canada.”