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OpenPeak Unveils Security Enhancements to SECTOR™ App Wrapping Technology at CES

OpenPeak Inc., a leading provider of mobile device and application management solutions for enterprises, today announced enhancements to its SECTOR app wrapping technology, which now enhances mobile apps with support for per-app VPNs and three-factor authentication, including PIN, smart card and biometric technologies. Newly integrated with Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo, a smart card and fingerprint sensor designed for the iPhone and iPad, OpenPeak’s ADAM solution enables enterprises to enhance a secure, trusted workspace with unprecedented, multi-factor authentication and security features.

An organization can now set a policy to enforce the use of any or all of PIN, smart card, and fingerprint scan for accessing apps on mobile devices. Alternatively, fingerprint swipe sign-on can be conveniently used in lieu of PIN-based access to secure applications. The organization may also enforce the use of the industry standard IPsec VPN on a per-app basis.

Government organizations are now able to leverage these new features for enabling their Common Access Card (CAC) or Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards to extend secured applications and data to mobile employees, government officials, law enforcement, and military personnel.

OpenPeak makes it possible for enterprises to integrate all necessary components of mobile security and management into a single, secure and unified solution, complete with a flexible and easy-to-use management portal. By defining policies via the administration portal of OpenPeak’s ADAM solution, administrators can choose to enforce OpenPeak’s full three-factor authentication or select a combination that works best for their specific security needs. OpenPeak’s VPN and three-factor authentication process are both fully automatic, requiring zero modifications by developers to the app’s source code.

OpenPeak’s VPN support adds a policy-driven, dynamically configurable app-level IPsec VPN, allowing wrapped apps to protect data in motion. IPsec is an industry standard suite of protocols for providing authenticated and secure communication over IP networks. Wrapped applications can work with leading VPN concentrators.

Debuting at the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES), OpenPeak’s VPN and three-factor authentication features support enterprises’ need for improved security in today’s increasingly mobile and independent workplace. In the world of BYOD mobility, enterprises must be able to easily secure and track ever increasing numbers of applications and content on a myriad of different devices and operating platforms.

“Thanks to the increased use of mobile devices, apps and content, we have a much more productive workforce than we did a decade ago – but with increased productivity comes the need for increased security and innovations in authentication,” said Jonathan Fischer, mobile security expert and OpenPeak’s Vice President of Global Technical Sales. “It’s time to look beyond just devices, and look towards the apps that run on those devices and the corporate data that is being accessed and moved around between those apps and backend data sources. We are eager to continually offer the most trusted, multi-pronged approach to security for enterprises.”

Every wrapped application on the OpenPeak platform will now be enhanced with support for three-factor authentication, making it easy for IT administrators to control sharing of sensitive data between applications on the same device and heighten security that spans individual applications.

Precise Biometrics' CTO, Michael Harris, says, "OpenPeak is addressing a growing concern for business and government alike; how to protect enterprise data and networks as employees become more mobile. In choosing Tactivo, OpenPeak is able to provide its customers strong authentication options on the iPhone and iPad, in a way that is easy and convenient to use."

These capabilities extend the comprehensive set of security controls that ADAM makes available to mobile apps, which include password control, per-app execution authorization policies, data at rest protection with per-app encryption keys, and controlled sharing of data between secure and non-secure apps.

To arrange for a private demonstration of OpenPeak’s three-factor authentication and security features during CES, contact Heather Kelly at [email protected].

About OpenPeak

OpenPeak Inc. is a leading mobility technology provider. OpenPeak designs end-to-end managed systems and solutions that enable Enterprises, SMBs and Education, Healthcare and service providers to provision and manage their customer’s mobile devices and applications remotely. ADAM™, OpenPeak’s advanced device and application management suite, is comprised of several components including SANCTION, SECTOR and OPENSHOP. Each component can be deployed individually to complement pre-existing device and network management configurations, or together as a complete end-to-end Device, Application and Profile Management solution. For more information, visit www.openpeak.com.

About Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics is a market-leading provider of solutions for fingerprint recognition to prove people's identities. With top-of-the-line expertise in fingerprint verification, Precise Biometrics offers fast, accurate and secure authentication of a person. The technology adds value to ID, enterprise and bank cards as well as access to mobile solutions (smart phones and tablets), computers and networks. Precise Biometrics serves business and government organizations throughout the world and its technology is licensed to close to 160 million users. For more information, please visit www.precisebiometrics.com and www.idApps.com.

OpenPeak, SANCTION, SECTOR, OPENSHOP and ADAM are trademarks of OpenPeak Inc.

TACTIVO is a registered trademark of Precise Biometrics AB.

Other trade brands, names, and marks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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