The Entersekt Blog

Industry news, security threats, and technology advances in consumer authentication.

Join the biometrics conversation
08-03-2016|Jolette Roodt

Join the biometrics conversation

Do you know your fingerprints from your iris scans? Biometrics is the topic on everyone’s lips this year – tune in to our complimentary webinar on 15 March to learn more about this authentication technology.
Omnichannel is the new banking
03-03-2016|Jolette Roodt

Omnichannel is the new banking

Traditional financial institutions have been hit hard by digital disruption, with alternative payment methods such as PayPal and Apple Pay presenting strong competition.
Mobile payments in Europe: balancing trust and ease of use
28-01-2016|Claudius van der Meulen

Mobile payments in Europe: balancing trust and ease of use

Entersekt certainly had an exciting 2015 in Europe. During our conversations with banks, card issuers, and system integration partners, we had very fruitful discussions on how to prevent fraud affecting digital banking and shopping. With most, we are in different stages of implementing Transakt and protecting online transactions with our authentication solutions.
Entersekt's journey with Investec
15-12-2015|Gerhard Oosthuizen

Entersekt's journey with Investec

At Entersekt, we get to know our customers pretty well, as you’ll imagine. Some take our product and integrate it within two months, then leave it unchanged. No mess, no fuss. My favorite customers, however, are those that continue to extract value from what we’ve provided them
How should a bank select a security partner?
19-11-2015|Schalk Nolte

How should a bank select a security partner?

Like Entersekt, banks are purveyors of trust. A lack of trust is a serious opportunity cost that can threaten an institution’s future by, among other things, retarding innovation in online and mobile banking functionality and usability.
The trouble with mTANs
05-11-2015|Claudius van der Meulen

The trouble with mTANs

A mobile transaction authentication number (mTAN) is a one-time password delivered to users of online systems using the SMS format. Millions of digital banking customers use them today to verify their online transactions with their bank. It is a system that most consumers believe to be secure, but that has been repeatedly compromised over the past years in a variety of ways.
Counting Entersekt
22-10-2015|Entersekt Editor

Counting Entersekt"s bright ideas

Necessity is the mother of invention. For a fresh-faced bunch of geeks taking on established heavyweights, Entersekt has been very careful to lodge patent applications to protect its intellectual property. Our approach to digital user and transaction authentication is, after all, unlike any other on the market.
Mobile Africa now's the time to refocus on security
08-10-2015|Pieter de Wet

Mobile Africa now's the time to refocus on security

In its Global Innovation Index 2015 report, INSEAD makes the point that, “While gaps remain in overall innovation performance between rich and poor countries, the technology gap is narrowing. This is due to the fact that recent new technologies are globalised from the start, such as 3D printing, cloud computing, and big data analytics.” I’d place mobile technology in that same category.
Transakt complies with Germany's BaFin regulations
23-09-2015|Claudius van der Meulen

Transakt complies with Germany's BaFin regulations

Two-factor authentication is, by now, a familiar means of securing online systems, especially in the financial services industry. Apart from static credentials (username and password), a user is usually also asked to authorize the transaction, or even a login event, by using another method. This second factor helps confirm their identity.
Europe muscles up on mobile strong authentication
08-09-2015|Claudius van der Meulen

Europe muscles up on mobile strong authentication

Mobile commerce transactions and other app-based payments must be secured if consumer adoption is to continue at the impressive pace we have seen. Attacks on customer accounts by fraudsters are becoming increasingly sophisticated, which raises concerns among consumers about the safety of mobile transactions.

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