KoolSpan U: Weekly Word Wednesday – Authentication
Authentication can be best described as confirming or denying whether a user, device, software, or other data is what it says it is. It is typically used for identification as part of a process of establishing nonrepudiation (confirming something is who/what they say they are; and that communications actually belong to them, have not been modified, and occurred). An online signature is a common form of digital authentication, but is not a foolproof or completely secure method for authentication.
KoolSpan’s TrustChip and various product offerings ensure more secure peer-to-peer authentication, and protect against any man-in-the-middle attacks that can run through the core of a technology or device.