Kobil and Xcom offer USB-based Ebics security
05 October 2009 | 1794 views | 0
The IT security specialist KOBIL and the leading e-banking provider XCOM work together in a strategic partnership with the new product EBIXmIDentity. With EBIXmIDentity, the two partners provide EBICS-supporting banks with the first non-install solution that is both highly secure and mobile. The USB-based solution requires only the EBICS infrastructure to sign transactions.
EBIXmIDentity is a state-of-the-art EBICS client software by XCOM, which is based on the well-proven mIDentity core technology by the IT security specialist KOBIL. The solution enables the user to comfortably sign multibank transactions worldwide. Complex installations, dependence on company-internal workstations or manual login to a particular banking portal are no longer necessary thanks to integrated, user-friendly software as well as high mobility levels of the non-install USB device. Hereby the well-proven mIDentity smart card technology guarantees highest security.
With EBIXmIDentity, KOBIL and XCOM succeeded in making EBICS mobile and user-friendly. Finally corporate clients can gain full control over their financial transactions without having to depend on a workstation or an employee. With EBIXmIDentity, corporate customers can manage and approve transactions worldwide thanks to USB-based, non-install technology. Only Internet access and a free USB port are required.
"We are proud of the partnership with XCOM. The development of this product has only been possible due to the know-how of both companies. We believe that in the future the demand for EBIXmIDentity will increase significantly. Several banks have already indicated great interest", stated Ismet Koyun, CEO of KOBIL.
KOBIL and XCOM offer a five year functional guarantee on the EBIXmIDentity. Thanks to its continuous online update ability, the EBIXmIDentity is also well prepared for future challenges. Currently the work on additional e-banking functionalities as well as email and document signing is in progress. The automated update function enables the quick installation of new security features and functionalities without complicated recalls of USB devices, which can result in enormous savings for the banks. Corporate clients are provided with the whole, handy package: High security, high user-friendliness and high mobility - a combination of features they have certainly been waiting for.
"EBIXmIDentity is the logical conclusion of the new standard´s possibilities on one hand and the innovative, customer-oriented approach of XCOM on the other hand. EBICS offers the ideal platform for secure transactions between banks and companies, also beyond the borders of Germany in the future. With KOBIL's mIDentity we found the right technology and the ideal partner to rapidly develop this technology as well as other solutions regarding secure and mobile transactions for banks and companies. We already are very successful with our e-banking suite in the corporate as well as the private sector, and we have won significant deals especially in the last few weeks", stated Dr. Fuchs, member of the board of XCOM. "EBIXmIDentity will continue this success story."