“GoTrust ID to be preloaded on Acer computers; GoTrust ID provides passwordless Windows Hello login and 2FA to Google and Facebook services using Phone based Biometrics.”
Irvine, California, January 9th, 2019 – Today, GoTrustID Inc (GoTrust) announced that in December 2018, Acer started shipping GoTrust ID preloaded on select devices including Windows laptops and desktops with BLE support. GoTrust ID is a universal phone authenticator that identifies a user through their iOS or Android-based phone, allowing users to quickly login without the use of a password. An additional layer of protection is offered utilizing the facial, fingerprint or iris biometrics sensors within the phone and then confirming the user identity using complex encrypted dialogues. There are no usernames or passwords to remember, just the user and their phone.
“Adding passwordless GoTrust ID to Acer computers makes them some of the most secure and easiest to use PCs available,” said Jade Zhou, AVP at Acer. “GoTrust ID makes it convenient to use a smartphone as an authentication token. ”
GoTrust ID is also the market first to support the users’ phones as FIDO U2F key over BLE to support two-factor authentication (2FA) for Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon AWS and GitHub. GoTrust ID is a Windows Hello certified APP and supports passwordless login for the entire Microsoft eco system benefit by Hello.
“GoTrust is very excited to be working closely with Acer to help end the secure identity loophole,” commented Darren Lee, the CEO of GoTrust. “We are gratified by the confidence Acer has shown in our universal authenticator technology by shipping it with their computer systems.”
About GoTrustID Inc
GoTrustID Inc (GoTrust) is a world leader in password-free user identity from the phone and the computer to the cloud. The latest range of products, ‘GoTrust ID’ makes Users’ phones the unique authenticator (key) for their entire digital domain including hundreds of enterprise SaaS (Software as a Service, also known as Cloud APPs), Windows and Mac Laptops, and 99% of mobile phones. GoTrust utilizes the User’s phone as their passwordless authenticator reinforced by their fingerprint or facial biometrics. In addition to phone as the User’s authenticator, GoTrust offers BLE & NFC smart cards to facilitate strong user identity in diverse situations offering comprehensive security solutions for Consumers and Corporations while still recognizing the ease of use demanded by Users. GoTrust previously innovated the secure microSD and was the first company to deliver mobile credit cards, mobile banking, US PIV mobilization and voice & text encryption using the microSD form factor. GoTrust has twenty-five international patents granted and a dozen patents pending.
Note to Editors
Personal demonstrations of how GoTrust ID solves the user’s password login issue can be arranged during CES at a time to suit you and/or your journalists. (Note to GoTrust: Acer does not have a CES booth that is open to the public. We are off-site and all of our press/customer meetings are pre-scheduled and will be locked well ahead of CES.)
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