Stanley Black & Decker has teamed up with TruU to bolster its corporate security. The company will be deploying TruU’s TruIdentity Cloud, which comes with comprehensive digital and physical access control capabilities.
In that regard, the TruIdentity Cloud was designed to reduce the world’s reliance on passwords. The platform can be integrated with an organization’s existing security hardware, and offers support for biometrics in addition to card-based credentials at doors and workstations. On the card front, the TruIdentity Cloud can be used to issue digital credentials to an employee smartphone to eliminate the costs associated with physical badges.
The TruIdentity Cloud also uses behavioral biometrics and location analytics to provide ongoing, passive security beyond the initial login. The platform analyzes signals from smartphones, workstations, and the surrounding environment, and uses that information to generate a risk score for each interaction. The system will then step in if that risk score climbs too high.
According to TruU, its platform will minimize the threat of security breaches, and deliver a better user experience for Stanley employees. The TruIdentity Cloud provides coverage for the entire organization (and any applications it happens to be using), and minimizes installation and help desk costs with a centralized user portal that people can use to register devices and manage their security setup.
“TruU enables companies like Stanley to completely eliminate the need for passwords, badges, tokens, rotating codes, and other forms of work-inhibiting authentication technologies,” said TruU Co-Founder and CEO Lucas Budman.
“TruU has enabled over ten thousand of our employees to easily and securely log in from anywhere in the world while eliminating the need for antiquated and insecure passwords,” added Stanley Black & Decker President and CFO Don Allan. “We are on pace to double that enrollment by the first quarter of 2022.”
The TruIdentity Cloud is compatible with leading solutions from ForgeRock, Okta, Ping, Yubico, Feitian, and Microsoft, amongst several others. TruU noted that the number of data breaches has increased in the past few years, and that many of those breaches can be directly attributed to compromised password credentials.
September 16, 2021 – by Eric Weiss