BrandArena: Intel Acquires PasswordBox, an Award-Winning Digital Identity Manager

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Intel Acquires PasswordBox, an Award-Winning Digital Identity Manager

Intel Corporation has announced the acquisition of PasswordBox, an award-winning provider of a cross-platform identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into all of their websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords.

As a result of this acquisition, PasswordBox will become a part of the Safe Identity organization within Intel Security Group. The Safe Identity organization is committed to delivering solutions that reduce the pain of passwords, simplify and strengthen security, and provide consumers with easy access to their digital lives.

Secure passwords are essential to protecting sensitive personal data. According to a recent report by consulting firm Deloitte, more than 90 percent of user-generated passwords are vulnerable to hacking, citing that the 10,000 most common passwords could access close to 98 percent of all accounts. Together, Intel Security and PasswordBox will work to eliminate password problems.

“Everyone can relate to password fatigue,” said Chris Young, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security Group. “The PasswordBox service has already brought relief to millions of consumers who now enjoy simple, instant login. Intel Security and PasswordBox share the same goal of improving digital identity protection across all devices and platforms. We believe we have the technology, expertise and reach to bring simple, secure access to consumers worldwide.”

Intel Security will incorporate PasswordBox’s current and future technologies to deliver a lot of benefits to consumers including reduced password fatigue, simplified security, and next generation solutions, all in a bid to solve the challenges in today’s digital security. These solutions will help provide users with peace of mind by knowing they can access their content more simply and securely.

Daniel Robichaud, CEO and co-founder of PasswordBox said “PasswordBox has spent the last two years building a product that people love, trust and use around the world every day,” “We share Intel Security’s vision of simple, secure access and identity protection across all platforms and devices. Together, we believe we can offer our customers world-class technology, expertise and support to bring such access anywhere – all backed by Intel.

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