What Lessons Can be Learned from Leading MSPs Teaming Up and Targeting the Identity Space?

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4Q 2018 | IN-5264


The Mobile Authentication Taskforce Moves a Step Closer to Deliver a Commercial Solution


Back in September 2017, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon joined forces to create the Mobile Authentication Taskforce to address the opportunity presented by authentication and identity services in an increasingly connected world. One year later, at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018, the Mobile Authentication Taskforce demoed an authentication solution nicknamed “Project Verify.”

Project Verify changes the authentication method for the consumer from a password system to a device-based multi-factor authentication (MFA). After the user signs up and provides consent the solution creates a device-based Identity (ID), which is used for the authentication process. Factors that enable the verification include: phone number, Internet Protocol (IP) address, Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card details, phone account type, and account details. Along with demoing the solution the taskforce launched a website with the goal to engage and onboard developers.

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