LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - September 17, 2013) - LaunchKey, a company that provides a secure approach to allow individuals to sign in or authenticate on websites, applications and networked systems through smartphones and tablets without passwords, today announced the company has earned VerAfied status for its multi-factor authentication application. The status demonstrates LaunchKey's commitment to developing secure applications for individuals, developers and enterprise partners.
The VerAfied status is offered by Veracode, creator of the world's leading application risk management platform. The certification demonstrates that LaunchKey actively identifies and remediates application vulnerabilities to provide its users with one of the highest levels of software assurance and security verification. This achievement is a clear indicator to LaunchKey's users that the company's security has met or exceeded industry standards for security, reliability and compliance.
"As the enterprise market looks to LaunchKey to become their authentication tool of choice, we can demonstrate the additional steps we've taken to protect user and company privacy and security," said LaunchKey Co-Founder and CEO Geoff Sanders. "Our mission is to kill passwords and create a more secure online experience through our application."
LaunchKey's multi-factor authentication technology decentralizes credentials from personal identification information, further strengthening the privacy and security of enterprise organizations, developers and individuals. With privacy and security as a priority, the VerAfied mark indicates LaunchKey's application has been independently assessed and tested for vulnerabilities.
"We are finding that CIOs and CSOs are asking their purchasing teams to take security into consideration when procuring new applications. For this reason, it is important that software vendors find a way to demonstrate their software is built using secure development practices," said Chris Wysopal, co-founder and CTO of Veracode. "The VerAfied mark tells the world that LaunchKey is testing for application vulnerabilities and complying with industry standards. But, more importantly, it lets their customers know LaunchKey is a vendor they can trust to keep their data secure."
LaunchKey is evolving user authentication and eliminating passwords with anonymous multi-factor authentication through smartphones and tablets. LaunchKey's free app enables users on websites, applications and other networked systems to securely and privately authenticate without passwords. For developers, LaunchKey provides a trustworthy alternative to password-based user authentication while reducing the liability passwords create. The founders were recently named to Inc. Magazine's prestigious "30 Under 30" list of entrepreneurs for 2013. For more information, visit www.LaunchKey.com.
Veracode secures the world's software. We help commercial enterprises and government agencies address the acute threat posed by hackers who are targeting software vulnerabilities to gain access to critical data. Veracode provides an automated, policy-driven application risk management platform to secure mobile apps, web applications and third-party applications from across the software supply chain. Veracode works with customers in more than 80 countries, representing a variety of Global 2000 brands. For more information, visit www.veracode.com, follow on Twitter: @Veracode or read the Veracode Blog.