Optimal Authentication Service (TM)

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Additional Info

Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Optimal IdM
Company size (employees)10 to 49
Type of solutionSoftware

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

· OAS seamlessly adds multi-factor authentication options to both web and non-web applications.

· OAS gives customers many MFA options including: Password-less access using push notifications like fingerprint authentication and TOTP via SMS/Text Messaging, E-mail and Voice.

· The integration of OAS into The OptimalCloud™, a complete Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution, has created the first ever virtual directory offered with MFA.

Brief Overview

The Optimal IdM authentication-as-a-service (AaaS) offering, called The Optimal Authentication Service™ (OAS), allows single and multi-factor authentication (MFA) methods to easily be added within any application. It is available on both the Google Play and the Apple iOS app stores.

OAS is a hosted RESTful web service that provides customers with the ability to perform various types and levels of authentications, including single and multi-factor. The service may be deployed in any data center and is offered in a multi-tenant environment as well as in an isolated/dedicated environment. OAS can easily integrate into an application using the RESTful call, or by using the Optimal IdM .NET SDK or jQuery plugin.

Because the service is available via industry standard REST calls, both web and non-web applications may easily add MFA capabilities, including password-less options. As a MFA service, OAS helps prevent phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks by delivering push notifications to a user’s registered mobile device which optionally works with fingerprint enabled systems. OAS includes other MFA options like Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) and traditional One-Time Passcodes (OTP) that can be sent via Short Message Service (SMS), Email or voice calls.
Each can be used as a stand-alone option or in conjunction with a complete Identity Access and Management (IAM) program. When integrating with an existing system, customers can leverage OTPs via SMS, Email or voice without storing any information about the user in the cloud service. When using TOTP or push notifications, only device information is stored, which reduces the amount of personal identifiable information that is needed. The service can also be used to access applications in a password-less method by sending a push notifications to a mobile device for logins.