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SecureKey brings privacy-enhanced digital identity to Intel devices


Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies, a leading provider of federated identity and authentication solutions, reached a collaboration with Intel to enable consumers to access its next-generation, blockchain-based digital identity and attribute sharing technology via traditional web browsers. The technology will make it easier for consumers to verify identity in a secure and private way using laptop and desktop computers enabled with Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX). 

“We are thrilled to work with Intel to bring consumers a holistic online experience to access the services they want conveniently, securely and privately using their personal mobile devices, laptops and desktops.” says Greg Wolfond, founder and CEO of SecureKey Technologies.

Intel SGX enables blockchain-based applications to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive code and data without disrupting the ability of legitimate system software to schedule and manage the use of platform resources.

“Intel SGX technology can improve blockchain privacy, security and scalability,” said Rick Echevarria, vice president of the software and services group and general manager of the platforms security division at Intel. “We look forward to collaborating with SecureKey to advance these capabilities and deliver new blockchain innovations to consumers and the industry.”

The addition of traditional web browser capabilities will complement the service’s existing mobile app, enabling more consumers to quickly access online services, such as bank account creation or new credit application services, with enhanced privacy and security.

“We’ve been a proud member of the digital identity ecosystem from its inception, and are excited to be working with leaders like SecureKey and Intel to contribute to a solution that improves identity in the digital age” says Rizwan Khalfan, EVP, chief digital and payments officer, TD Bank Group. “By enabling access via traditional web browsers, in addition to mobile apps, SecureKey is making it easier for customers to use the service how and where it works best for them.”