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Government

Endpoint Security For Government

Cybercrime is one of the greatest risks to national security that exists today. Security breaches within all levels of governments and critical infrastructure are occurring on a frequent basis. Governments spend billions of dollars serving citizens and collecting intelligence. Yet, government organizations accounted for 13% of all confirmed security breaches in 2013. Furthermore, with the widespread adoption of the cloud, mobile devices and wireless connectivity, there is a compelling need and corresponding risk of accessing sensitive data and information systems remotely stored in the centralized cloud. The study “The 2014 Mobilometer Tracker: Mobility, Security and The Pressure in Between” found that 90% of government respondents use at least one mobile device – laptop, smartphone or tablet – for work purposes.

The cloud that allows government employees to access sensitive data remotely, allows hackers to do the same since the cloud has inadequate protections on differentiating between a government employee and a hacker. The only effective way to mitigate these risks is to enable high-grade endpoint hardware security in the hands of authorized users. The Connected Smart Card™ (CSC) security hardware and platform patented by Tyfone is such a solution.

Tyfone’s solutions for digital identity and transaction security are protected by over 140 issued and pending patents and over 1,300 issued invention claims. Tyfone’s investors include In-Q-Tel and its customers include the US Government and two of the Top 10 Credit Unions.

Solution Overview

When appropriate security solutions, policies and procedures are adopted and enforced, a mobile workforce is a tremendous asset to any governmental agency. Tyfone’s Secure Transaction Platform help to:

  • Enforce strong authentication of users
  • Secure sensitive information in the cloud by decentralizing key storage
  • Manage user permissions across multiple organizations and systems
  • Protect data access on any device (phones / tablets / PCs) on all major OS
  • Prevent snooping and tampering of data transmission
  • Secure existing wireless voice communication channels without having to build redundant networks

Tyfone Secure Transaction Platform


Apart from enabling ubiquitous connectivity to smart card chips, through a robust set of software APIs and CSC device form factors, the platform allows for secure over-the-air (OTA) provisioning and management of security applets, keys and identities remotely to the CSC device. A single CSC device can be used for multiple applications and use cases. For example, X.509 certificate for establishing a mutually authenticated secure communication channel and/or secure storage for governmental Derived Credentials (NIST SP 800-157). Tyfone’s APIs are PKCS11 compliant enabling standard cryptographic protocols and algorithms on Tyfone’s security platform.

Applications Enabled By Tyfone Security

Tyfone security technologies can be deployed in a variety of digital and physical security applications to secure the identity of people and devices. Transaction security is implemented with policy-based risk management with stepped up security.

  • Secure Identity – Enabling CAC, PIV, Derived Credential
  • Securing the Internet of Things
  • Device Data Encryption (Data at Rest)
  • BYOD Key Store and Security
  • Secure Browser
  • Digital Signatures
  • Document Signing
  • VoIP encryption on Data Network
  • Voice encryption for any device on Circuit Switched Network
  • Facilities Access Control

Are you interested in identity & transaction security or secure digital banking solutions?