MobileIron, Entrust partner for next-generation multi-factor authentication

MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) and Entrust Datacard have formed a technology alliance partnership to deliver derived credentials for next-generation multi-factor authentication, the company said.

MobileIron derived credentials with Entrust identity guard mobile smart credential will provide government agencies that want to use mobile technologies the ability to protect sensitive data while eliminating the need for passwords and hardware tokens.

Derived Credentials will allow organizations that are using smart cards for authentication to extend this technology to mobile devices, providing strong, password-less authentication to the most sensitive of resources.

The new product will support the General Services Administration´s Federal identity, credential, and access management (ICAM) architecture.

MobileIron provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into mobile first organizations.

Entrust Datacard offers identity and secure transaction technologies with solutions that range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications.