Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Introducing QlikSecure

CapricornVentis are using the occasion of the QlikView Business Discovery World Tour event in London to launch QlikSecure.

Imagine that you could login to QlikView using a password that was very easy to remember, easy to enter on a small smartphone screen, and at the same time is extremely secure?  Instead of having to remember a 20 character password - including capitals, numbers and punctuation - you could just click on some images that you recognize instead.

QlikSecure is built on two technologies from UK based MHInvent, a company founded by Mike Hawkes, a well known and respected figure in the mobile data industry.

Eagle Enhanced Authentication allows the user to quickly and easily login with easy to remember credentials based on images.  It includes some neat tricks such as varying the location of the images - so that someone looking over your shoulder can't track where you are typing - and varying the images themselves (it could by 4 different images of the same person) to further make casual observation difficult.  Each image is subtly different each time, with slightly different pixels, and that difference is used as part of the encryption algorithm.

The Hawk Secure Communications server enables the secure connection between the end user and the QlikView server.


Stephen Redmond is CTO of CapricornVentis a QlikView Elite Partner. We are always looking for the right people to join our team.
Follow me on Twitter: @stephencredmond

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