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DigiCert offers platform to streamline Passwordless Authentication

DigiCert offers platform to streamline Passwordless Authentication
21 Dec, 2021

DigiCert Inc. has unveiled DigiCert PKI platform that supports certificate-based authentication at scale for Windows Hello for Business (WHfB). The US-based technology firm, which is focused on digital security, claimed in a statement that the aforementioned platform’s automated support for the WHfB certificate trust model on Azure AD hybrid deployments simplifies identity and access management across large enterprises with hundreds of thousands of workers and connection points. 

“As our customers increasingly adopt zero-trust network access security models that require verification of each access request, certificate-based access security with automated workflows is becoming more critical for protecting against attacks,” said Brian Trzupek, Senior Vice President of Product at DigiCert. “DigiCert plays a leading role in enterprise PKI management, supporting more than 30 certificate types in its solutions.”   

WHfB is a passwordless authentication solution from Microsoft to verify sign-in/login, using strong multi-factor authentication on PCs and mobile devices, and biometric or PIN identity credentials. DigiCert claimed that the platform is a key advancement in passwordless authentication with industry-first automated workflows and certificate issuance for WHfB.   

Digicert also affirmed that Passwordless authentication is a growing trend as companies seek to improve security at the point of access, while simplifying the user sign-in experience. This need is becoming more pronounced as companies adopt zero-trust network access security models, which require authentication for each access point.