BOSTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), and Beame.io Ltd, a security framework and trust provider for the connected world of the future, are enabling users of any device, such as mobile phones, laptops, IoT devices, etc., to establish a secure HTTPS connection to a browser. The provisioning to remote servers happens through Beame.io’s open source framework, made up of several software development kits (SDKs).
Beame.io is using GlobalSign’s short-lived Organization Validated (OV) digital certificates to enable users to protect their data and privacy with a connection established through the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The digital certificate remain valid for as long as the user needs a secure session, which could range from a span of minutes to months. A key benefit of short-lived certificates is that the fast expiration makes using a compromised certificate for an attack less likely.
“Most communication lacks encryption. The solution is simple: to give an identity to everything. Beame.io and GlobalSign are returning the control of identifying credentials to the hands of the user,” says Beame.io’s CEO, Zeev Glozman.
Beame.io makes it possible to assign hostnames to mobile devices and issue them matching short-lived GlobalSign SSL certificates. This provides secure, time-limited, global access to credentials or information. Beame.io allows for the creation and management of a private, secure application network on-demand, preventing unauthorized connections at the network layer. Beame.io provides proof of possession of a unique cryptographic key used together with multi-factor authentication, allowing application and device developers to easily implement asymmetric credentialing for end-to-end encryption anywhere.
Using GlobalSign’s high volume SSL and PKI certificate service, Beame.io is able to issue certificates without any user involvement. From the start, GlobalSign expects to issue millions of certificates for Beame.io’s customers.
From an end-user’s perspective, the Beame.io framework powers a range of uses in the boardroom, living room, doctor’s office, and beyond. Identity can be associated with internet-connected devices in the home for trustworthy, authenticated information transfer such as video feeds from a baby monitor or a security camera. Next, patient identity can be associated with mobile phones for seamless authentication at the doctor’s office. Additionally, patients will be able to share their medical files with their doctors from their mobile devices rather than being given temporary access to their files by their healthcare providers. Finally, in the enterprise, mobile phones can carry their owner’s identity and replace passwords, serving as a second or higher level of authentication. The mobile phone can identify a user to Single Sign On and can log him or her into the Active Directory. That’s because with Beame.io technology, the personal, mobile, or IoT device can act as a fully functional, publicly accessible server with a globally trusted GlobalSign SSL certificate.
Beame.io is an information security company that distributes open source authentication infrastructure based on encryption. This authentication infrastructure is used for the creation of credentials which then allows user-owned devices to be identified. The company is based in Tel Aviv.
About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud service providers and IoT innovators around the world to secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, the U.K., the U.S., China and Singapore. For more information, please visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/ .
GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also includes the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en/.
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