U.S. Army NETCOM to Deploy Plurilock BioTracker—the First Continuous Identity Authentication for Enhanced Cybersecurity
- Posted by Aron Hsiao
- On August 17, 2017
Originally posted on Cision PR Newswire
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Aug. 17, 2017
Plurilock Security Solutions, whose AI authentication technology discriminates between authorized users and intruders by the way they behave on a workplace computer, today announced that the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) will deploy Plurilock’s BioTracker continuous authentication cybersecurity software to protect the warfighter against adversarial identity compromise.
In a strategic move to add more sophisticated cybersecurity protection beyond the standard Common Access Card (CAC), the U.S. Army deal comes on the heels of Plurilock’s recent contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), which will evaluate BioTracker as a potential replacement for CACs.
Both entities will implement and evaluate Plurilock’s groundbreaking proof-of-presence cybersecurity software that continuously authenticates workplace users based on their behavior patterns. Unlike CAC cards that provide only a single point-in-time authentication at log-in and don’t protect against insider threats or stolen or falsified credentials, BioTracker validates the user’s identity continuously in real-time, using behavioral factors that are unique to each individual.
“BioTracker enhances government and corporate cybersecurity by bolstering existing authentication capabilities such as CACs, two-factor, multi-factor and even biometric authentication, to safeguard vital data, intelligence systems and privileged accounts from both sophisticated cyber campaigns and insider threats,” said Keith Trippie, retired executive director for the Enterprise System Development Office with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Plurilock’s platform provides reliable, real-time visibility and security with virtually zero authorized user friction, which is unique in the market.”
Charged with both offensive and defensive global cyber operations for the U.S. Army, NETCOM aims to achieve a composite authentication protocol that could ultimately supplant CACs and surpass two-factor and multi-factor authentication to stay ahead of increasingly sophisticated threats.
BioTracker’s patented AI and behavioral biometrics technology is the only one of its kind that identifies authorized individuals based on their unique usage patterns on laptops, desktops and servers. It takes just 20 minutes to learn a user’s keystroke style and speed, mouse use and other behaviors to build a biometric profile. BioTracker can then continuously validate that the current user is the authorized user, rather than merely validating at initial log-in. Its patented algorithms give corporations and government agencies complete visibility to know who, where and when users are on the entire network at all times, and to detect intruders in a matter of seconds.
“Plurilock offers dependable protection against security breaches with real-time detection and immediate notification in the event of unusual user behavior, to reduce risk and cut detection and resolution time from many months to mere minutes, saving precious time and money,” said Plurilock CEO Ian Paterson. “It’s proof-of-presence technology also ensures outstanding compliance to meet even the most stringent regulatory mandates, and because there are no manual authentication procedures required, it has zero impact on productivity. Users can go about their normal activities with the confidence that Plurilock has them covered.”
To learn more about Plurilock’s exclusive behavioral biometrics software for corporate and government cybersecurity, visit www.plurilock.com.
Plurilock delivers preventative, instantaneous, and continuous solutions for workplace authentication and regulatory compliance. Its software strengthens workplace cybersecurity using sophisticated behavioral biometrics to identify authorized users and neutralize insider threats. For more information, visit: www.plurilock.com