The Tyfone Story
Few technologies have transformed human behavior as quickly as mobility (on the consumer side) and cloud (on the infrastructure side). With the proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers, there has truly been a paradigm shift in the way people access and share information. According to a Gartner Report, one of the top 10 strategic trends for this year is the “merging of the physical and virtual world”. The report goes on to state that “the first tipping point is the move to computing everywhere”, is driven by mobility. However, mobility and the cloud model present a serious challenge for enterprise security managers, both in terms of information security and physical security of assets. To further add to the complexity, cyber-attacks are on the rise and are becoming increasingly devastating in their impact. Identity management and secure transactions have now become the key to protecting against these disruptive attacks.
BETTER THAN “GOOD ENOUGH” SECURITY
The days of “good enough” security that relies on analytics and passwords alone are over. The cloud allows authorized users to access sensitive data remotely, equally enabling hackers to do the same, since the cloud has inadequate protections on differentiating between an authorized user and a hacker.
The Connected Smart Card™ (CSC™) security hardware and the U4ia™ platform is an effective way to mitigate these risks by enabling high-grade endpoint security in the hands of authorized users. The U4ia identity and secure transaction platform is flexible and can be configured to use any of the 4 NIST Levels, based on the information / transaction being secured. Our hardware and software services are protected by over 100 issued and pending patents and over 550 issued invention claims.
Tyfone’s Secure Transaction Platform is powered by our patented, The Connected Smart Card™ (CSC™) security hardware for the client side endpoint and Tyfone’s proprietary U4ia™ (pronounced “euphoria”) software. The secure transaction platform and its rich set of software APIs, available on all major mobile platforms and personal computers, enables strong authentication, secure access to sensitive information and enhances transaction security for all use cases.
Identity and transaction security seamlessly span from existing methods (like One-Time-Passwords for lower risk transactions) to the highest level of security (NIST Level 4) in a flexible and convenient manner, driven by user preference and/or organization policy for specific transactions.
One of Tyfone’s key assets is its Intellectual Property. We are proud of making inventions and patent filing a priority, both from the perspective of protecting our investments and from the perspective of promoting progress in science and useful arts. Tyfone’s family of patents span a wide range of topics, ranging from authentication to encryption and from provisioning to replacing passwords. Tyfone’s patents include filings in the United States of America, Taiwan, and PCT countries. Tyfone has 100 issued/pending patents and over 550 issued invention claims.
The Tyfone Team
board of directors
Tyfone’s Board of Directors come from diverse fields of expertise bringing a comprehensive outlook to steering us towards our goals. To take care of the management and shareholders’ interests, our Board of Directors establishes key management policies, evaluates performance, and collaborates with us on the strategic direction for the company. Our Board Members drive overall performance and help us serve our customers and partners worldwide.