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As authentication options blossom, startup tries to simplify deployment

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A startup with a strong pedigree is trying to address the problem that businesses have keeping up with the ever-increasing options for authentication.

Transmit Security is shipping a server platform that off-loads the authentication chores that would otherwise reside within applications, making it simpler to roll out authentication in the first place and to upgrade it later without ever touching the applications themselves.

Rakesh Loonkar Rakesh Loonkar is president of Transmit Security.

Transmit Security Platform (SP) connects to applications via APIs to enable biometrics ā€“ eyes, voice, fingerprint, face ā€“ push notifications, one-time passwords, and even third-party authentication platforms, says Rakesh Loonkar, the president of the company and one of its founders.

That makes it easier to change the methods of authentication over time because the changes donā€™t require altering the apps either.

Authentication policies can be dynamic, too, so if a connection is being made from...(continued)

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