Toronto — Diversinet Corp., a Toronto provider of wireless data security infrastructure products and services, has released MobiSecure Wallet and Vault, the company’s first commercially deployed platform for enabling secure encrypted access to medical, financial and other sensitive personal information by individuals through their mobile phones, PDAs and personal computers.
"The healthcare, financial services and insurance industries represent opportunities for secure communications systems that enable enterprises to put highly sensitive personal information at customers' fingertips wherever they are," says Bob Egan, chief analyst for TowerGroup. "We expect the major players in these industries will build upon platforms to create compelling new services that will help build loyalty and develop more 'sticky' relationships with their customers."
Offering security across a broad range of mobile devices, Diversinet’s MobiSecure Wallet and Vault products have already been deployed by AllOne Health Group Inc. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to the Hospital Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania and its health plans, and Intersections Inc. a global provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services.
MobiSecure Wallet and Vault products are designed to work together to create a secure encrypted platform that makes it easy for enterprises to deliver relevant personal information to a mobile or fixed device with complete confidence that nobody besides the intended recipient can read or intercept it, says Albert Wahbe, CEO and chairman of Diversinet.
MobiSecure Wallet gives users instant, secure access through their mobile phone to personal identity, confidential and privileged information that is stored in the MobiSecure Vault. The MobiSecure Wallet turns an individual’s mobile phone into a kind of remote control device they can use to display, fax or e-mail any data stored in the MobiSecure Vault server or from other data sources. An enhanced client interface provides a natural user experience. Based on MobiSecure soft token authentication technology, the client- side MobiSecure Wallet is embedded into a mobile phone or personal computer and easily delivered over wireless networks or the Internet.
Externally residing identity or privileged information is delivered to the wallet from the MobiSecure Vault server, which also aids in data synchronization and management.
The MobiSecure Vault is a secure, server-side repository that can host and manage stored sensitive data such as personal identity information, personal health records, insurance information, financial records or banking and brokerage information. This data can be stored in the server or reside in external data sources, and can include text as well as a variety of large file formats, such as graphics, images, audio, video and other rich media. A self-service, Web-based interface allows new users to create vault accounts and securely upload and organize their personal data, and it supports an optimized, secure protocol for downloading personal data and synchronizing it with the user’s MobiSecure Wallet.
The Wallet and Vault platform together enable applications to be updated on the fly and pushed out to clients automatically over the air or the Internet. Its enhanced secure messaging system enables service providers to communicate important messages, alerts and other ad hoc critical, privileged information directly to users, providing the convenience of SMS with the added security of an encrypted, authenticated channel. The MobiSecure Vault also is capable of simultaneously supporting multiple branded versions of applications running on the server, creating efficiencies and flexibility for enterprises providing branded services for third parties.
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