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Secure identification for Latin American market

Swivel Secure : 16 October, 2013  (Application Story)
A number of key sales in Latin America are signalling increased uptake in the region for secure cloud two-factor authentication
Secure identification for Latin American market

Swivel Secure has announced its expansion into Latin America via four inaugural partner agreements with security solution providers, which together provide comprehensive sales coverage across Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

In Argentina, Venezuela and Chile, EX-CLE, a supplier of biometric ID, access control and business management software, will introduce Swivel’s authentication products to its government and private sector clients. Founded in 1998, EX-CLE has in recent years integrated several nationwide systems supporting tax collection and electorial identity validation.

In neighbouring Brazil, information security distributor BR Secure will introduce Swivel authentication to the IT security market via its own exclusive network of resellers and integrators.

Further North, Costa-Rica based Fincosta, provides managed security services, network intrusion testing and insurance systems implementation. The firm is already offering the Swivel authentication platform as part of its own award winning F-Secure reseller programme.

Planmarket SA’s expertise is in the areas of document management processes and related security, primarily focused on banking and finance markets in Ecuador. The reseller agreement will see Swivel’s multifactor authentication integrated into Planmarket’s existing portfolio, which currently serves a variety of major blue chip customers in the region including Banco de Guayaquil, Banco Bolivariano and Citibank.

Swivel Secure is a UK network security solutions provider that has pioneered the development of tokenless, multifactor authentication technology. The Swivel authentication platform, first launched in 2003, is now used in over 35 countries by governments and global enterprises in a range of sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, education and logistics as well as in hundreds of smaller businesses around the world.

“Adding Latin American resellers to our global channel gives Swivel access to some of the fastest growing economies in the world,” comments Chris Russell, CTO, Swivel Secure. “Concerns about international data security and surveillance, coupled with the widespread migration of corporate data to the cloud, have made large businesses in this region very conscious of the need to protect their corporate data in order to uphold commercial obligations to customers. Swivel’s multifactor authentication solutions enable these fears to be addressed, in one elegantly simple, flexible and scalable solution.”

The Swivel authentication platform provides secure remote access to business networks, virtual desktops and cloud-based applications. Offering the widest range of user deployment options, according to Gartner, the Swivel platform offers the choice of token, mobile apps, SMS and interactive voice response channels when full multifactor authentication is required.

Swivel customers can also opt to utilise PINsafe, Swivel’s unique, patented one-time-code extraction protocol. PINsafe combines the use of registered PINs with random ten digit security strings that are sent to the user via SMS, mobile app, telephone, or web, either on demand or in advance. The user combines the PIN with the string in order to work out their unique one-time access code. This protocol puts the user right at the heart of Swivel’s strong multifactor authentication process.

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