Armor Scientific Emerges from Stealth to Manage the Identity of Everything

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SUMMARY

  • Armor Platform, a wearable GPS hardware and patent-pending middleware suite, creates a one-touch or no-touch trusted network; eliminates usernames and passwords

  • C-level team with more than 100 years of collective experience form a dream team from notable companies such as IBM, Cisco, KPMG, Raytheon, CliQr (acquired by Cisco), SecureAuth, Citrix, Deepnet Security, VMware and others

  • Safeguards against the more than 80 percent of hacking breaches related to weak or compromised passwords

  • Stringent security system aimed at law enforcement, first responders, government, military, finance, healthcare and transportation

SAN FRANCISCO & RSA CONFERENCE — March 4, 2019 — Armor Scientific Holdings, Inc. (Armor Scientific), a cybersecurity company purpose built to manage the identity of everything, today announced the company is emerging from stealth mode. Separately, Armor Scientific announced the public release of the Armor Platform, a converged hardware token and patent-pending middleware suite.

A combination of wearable GPS, biometric hardware, and patent-pending cryptographic and blockchain-enabled middleware, the Armor Platform removes the complexity around identity governance, making authentication as easy as walking into a room.

“The way we identify and authenticate in a digital and connected world will be very different in 10 years,” said Nick Buchanan, CTO of Armor Scientific. “By delivering a fundamentally different approach to adding known devices and people to a trusted network, the Armor Platform reinvents identity and security to be relevant to our modern, hyper-connected world.”

The Armor Platform converges the security of everything and has the following capabilities:

  • Authenticates and authorizes users without the need for a username, password or any other personal information

  • Enables every user and device to be added as a node to an assurance domain powered by cryptographic keys and a blockchain ledger

  • Protects access and only allows activity once the consensus of multiple other nodes have been reached

  • AI- and machine learning-powered risk awareness continuously learns how users work, ensuring geospatial, behavioral and digital interactions are context-aware

Authentication for the Identity of Everything

Over 80 percent of hacking-related breaches leverage weak, default or stolen passwords according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Report. Whether a first responder quickly accessing their mobile computing device, a bank verifying a large international wire transaction, or a military officer accessing a critical system, the most sensitive transactions are shackled to outdated and cumbersome authentication methods, including point solutions that don’t work together.

The Armor Platform unifies the entire identity governance lifecycle, removing the barriers (and complexities) between identity control, access control and governance administration. Anomalies are quickly detected, and continuously interrogated for automated authorization response.

Users can experience boundless use-case scenarios, including:

  • Automated login and proximity, location-aware multi-factor access to critical systems for enterprise and government entities

  • Location tracking for law enforcement and first responders

  • Protecting finance with the highest levels of protection for services such as wire transfer processing

  • Healthcare hands-free access to login restricted point of care systems based on proximity

  • Access secure applications, including regulatory applications.

  • Geographically tie users to devices and provide identity assurance

Five Years of Stealth Research & Development

Today’s launch comes on the heels of a five-year period of consolidating direct involvement and feedback from customers deploying highly critical global systems, with more than 100 projects in banking, logistics, healthcare and government industry sectors. Currently Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Armor Scientific has put together a unique executive team whose members have previously worked at tech giants and startups.

Armor Scientific executives will be showcasing demos of the Armor Platform at their booth at the RSA Early Stage Expo at the Marriott Marquis, booth #ESE – 33. To learn more or sign up for the beta, please visit www.armorsci.com/.

About Armor Scientific Holdings, Inc. (Armor Scientific)

Based in Newport Beach, CA, Armor Scientific is a cybersecurity company that delivers a next-gen identity governance platform that changes the way users and devices access and work in a trusted environment. The Armor Platform includes a wearable GPS biometric hardware token that eliminates username and password. Users and devices are all protected by location-aware multi factor authentication, a blockchain-enabled cryptographic assurance domain, AI/ML behavior analytics and an outcome-assured workflow engine. For more information, please visit: https://www.armorsci.com/.