HID Global aims to make NFC technology more secure through new service
HID Global, a leading manufacturer of secure identity solutions, has announced the launch of a new cloud-based platform that will add more security to NFC tags and other services based on the technology. HID Global believes that the new security platform will eliminate some of the risks inherent in using NFC technology and make it more attractive for companies interested in things like mobile commerce and marketing. It will also provide another layer of security for the transfer of digital information, such as documents and other important data.
NFC receives criticism for lackluster security
NFC technology is popular in both mobile commerce and mobile marketing because of its ability to engage consumers in a dynamic way. In commerce, NFC serves as a platform for transactions being made through a mobile device, such as a smart phone. The technology is capable of turning these devices into mobile payments platforms. Despite the popularity of NFC technology, it has managed to attract criticism for its lackluster security features. Because the technology is beginning to play a bigger role in society, HID Global is looking to help solve some of the security problems inherent with NFC technology.
New services provides authentication and identity certification to NFC tags
The new service from HID Global will help ensure that NFC tags are safe and free of exploitation. This will be done through the attribution of an authentication transaction environment. This allows for the system to distribute and maintain identity certificates for the NFC tags it accounts for, thus ensuring the integrity of these tags. HID Global will be able to determine whether or not the tags associated with the system have been compromised and determine how they were exploited.
Security continues to be a major concern in mobile commerce
NFC technology has garnered a great deal of attention for its abilities to engage consumers in a new way. The adoption of the technology has, however, been impeded by security concerns. In mobile commerce, a shortfall in the security of NFC technology could mean that a consumer’s financial information could be at risk of theft and exploitation. These concerns have served to slow the progress of the mobile commerce industry significantly.