Analyst firm KuppingerCole awards top honours to the companies’ joint project in the Best Consumer Identity Project category at the European Identity & Cloud Awards 2019.
Munich, Germany – May 16, 2019 – Yesterday evening it was announced that the 12th annual European Identity & Cloud Awards honoured Ubisecure and Telia Company with the prize for Best Consumer Identity Project. The award was given to the two companies for their joint project implementing the Telia Identification Broker Service, which is a Nordic and Baltic, cross border, one-stop platform for customers’ strong digital authentication needs as a single service.
The awards ceremony is hosted and judged by KuppingerCole Analysts and honours outstanding identity management and security projects and initiatives. The black-tie event was held at the INFINITY BallhausForum in Munich on Wednesday 15th May, as part of the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019.
Ubisecure and Telia Company were honoured with the prize for their work on the Telia Identification Broker Service. This offers organisations, consumers and developers several strong authentication methods with just one service agreement and integration. It takes away the need to maintain several separate authentication systems or contracts with each identity provider across the region.
At the core of the service is the Ubisecure Identity Platform, which supports multiple federation protocols and brokering. Therefore, OpenID Connect, OpenID Connect CIBA, OAuth 2.0, SAML 2.0, WS-Federation, Mobile Connect and ETSI MSS are all supported. The platform can be scaled to meet the needs of any-sized organisation or even entire countries, as has already been the case.
A proof-of-concept of the Telia Identification Broker Service was implemented in late 2018 and the major roll-out was deployed in early 2019 as the Finnish Population Register Centre started using the service. The deployment enables Finnish citizens to access key national services including the tax administration office, health records and public authority services.
Martin Kuppinger, Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole, says, “the Telia Identification Broker Service is one of the first services of its kind and innovates outstanding use of the digital identities. This is a cutting-edge, next-generation digital authentication hub.”
Simon Wood, CEO at Ubisecure, says, “We are so delighted to have won this award alongside Telia Company, and to have our team’s work recognised by such an influential board of judges. In the future, we hope that the Telia Identification Broker Service will become the market leader for solving Europe-wide cross-border, strong authentication needs, as well as being the key solution solving EU regulatory needs like eIDAS and pushing the digital agenda forward.”
Lauri Immonen, Head of Security & Identity at Telia Company, says, “We are really proud to be recognized and awarded the top prize for our achievements together with Ubisecure, in tough competition. It’s proof that our reliable, strong and easy to use authentication solutions create real value for our customers who want to offer secure services to the end customers. We are excited to expand the deployment of this service across Europe where it has already been piloted to take part in the EU’s Digital Single Market agenda through Mobile Connect.”
Ubisecure is a pioneering European B2B and B2C Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) software provider and cloud identity services enabler, dedicated to helping its customers realise the true potential of digital business.
The company provides a powerful Identity Platform to connect customer digital identities with customer-facing SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise. The platform consists of productised CIAM middleware and API tooling to help connect and enrich strong identity profiles; manage identity usage, authorisation and progressive authentication policies; secure and consolidate identity, privacy and consent data; and streamline identity-based workflows and decision delegations. Uniquely, Ubisecure’s Identity Platform connects digital services and Identity Providers, such as social networks, mobile networks, banks and governments, to allow Service Providers to use rich, verified identities to create frictionless login, registration and customer engagement while improving privacy and consent around personal data sharing to meet requirements such as GDPR and PSD2.
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KuppingerCole Analysts, founded in 2004, is an international and independent analyst organization headquartered in Europe. The company specializes in offering neutral advice, expertise, thought leadership and practical relevance in Information Security, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Governance (IAG), Risk Management & Compliance (GRC) as well as all areas concerning the Digital Transformation. KuppingerCole supports companies, corporate users, integrators and software manufacturers in meeting both tactical and strategic challenges. Maintaining a balance between immediate implementation and long-term viability is at the heart of KuppingerCole’s philosophy.