idOnDemand, smart identification
company, and NXP Semiconductors, have
partnered to bring smartcard security
to mobile device authentication.

By using near field communication (NFC) technology and embedding NXP Semiconductors’ SmartMX chip into an idOnDemand SmartID card, customers can facilitate a highly secure login from their tablet computer, smartphone or hand-held mobile phone.

The idOnDemand SmartID mobile technology revolutionises secure information access from mobile devices. With an idOnDemand SmartID, users can securely authenticate to corporate or cloud resources by simply presenting their corporate ID card to the device. There is no need for a client or custom application to be installed on their personal mobile devices.

“As personal smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices are being used to access corporate information, being able to securely authenticate to this information is critical,” said Chris Feige, general manager, tagging and authentication business, NXP Semiconductors. “We bring a high level of security to device authentication with our new portfolio of authentication chips built on our proven security technology. With our NFC controller and SmartMX embedded into an idOnDemand SmartID, customers can securely authenticate to corporate information on their mobile devices with a simple touch.”

idOnDemand SmartIDs can be used with any OATH compliant authentication server or managed authentication service, giving customers choice and flexibility. idOnDemand SmartIDs are US Government PIV compliant, supporting compliance with all federal mandates.

“For the first time, one identity card can be used for building access, visual identification, secure emails, data encryption and now to securely gain access to information from mobile devices thanks to the secure NFC solution from NXP Semiconductors,” said Jack Bubany, Vice President Partners at idOnDemand. “We are happy to embed their state-of-the art technology in our cards to provide this revolutionary technology to our customers.”

The idOnDemand SmartID mobile feature is now available with compatible mobile devices and is part of the idOnDemand managed identity service.