Even as the threats of data breaches, identity theft and large-scale fraud seem to grow daily, millions of users must also face the burden of managing multiple passwords. And with the digital economy growing faster than ever, so is the need for a radically new identity management solution. One that eliminates passwords and provide seamless, user-centric security. One that can provide privacy controls with high-level of confidence.
That solution is here. Introducing ZenKey, a joint-venture between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, that provides a highly secure network-based identity solution. It delivers a frictionless experience with unique fraud signals that only largest mobile carriers can provide.
Why ZenKey is Better
The ZenKey identity solution provides multi-factor authentication and authorization based on a user’s mobile device and network attributes. It integrates the trusted security attributes of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card with the OpenID Connect1 authentication protocols.
An identity solution generally includes four key actors – (1) Users, (2) Identity Providers, (3) Relying Parties, and (4) a Governance Body as shown in the figure above. The Users are entities for which the identity solution provides authentication and authorization. The Identity Providers manage user attributes to validate, process, and assure digital transactions on behalf of Users. The Relying Parties accept user assurances from Identity Providers to allow service access. This is the standard structure. But what makes ZenKey a better option?
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