Unlocking the Future of Secure Authentication for Shared Workstations with 1Kosmos 1Key

Robert MacDonald

The team here at 1Kosmos is excited to announce the release of 1Kosmos 1Key, a phishing-resistant biometric security key that supports authentication for unlimited users per device. The 1Key reduces costs and defeats security vulnerabilities associated with lost, stolen, and shared keys.

Safeguarding sensitive information with passwordless multi-factor authentication is difficult to deliver for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF), manufacturing clean rooms, customer help desks, higher education labs, retail bank branches, healthcare providers, and other restricted environments because access to mobile devices is not permitted and we are addressing these challenges head-on. 1Key is a FIDO-compliant innovative biometric security key designed to revolutionize access control in secure facilities, shared workstations, and kiosks.

The 1Key is the latest 1Kosmos authentication method that organizations can use to address their security challenges. In this instance, we are delivering a FIDO-compliant innovative biometric security key designed to revolutionize access control in secure facilities, shared workstations, and kiosks. The experience is seamless, includes Windows login support, and is compatible with any WebAuthn service or application.

The benefits of the 1Key are significant as security teams no longer need to assign every user a physical key, provide a cost advantage over conventional keys, and eliminate other forms of MFA (multi-factor authentication). Organizations can now easily defeat unauthorized access due to key sharing and improve cycle time for customer-facing business processes, especially where login to multiple systems is required.

The 1Kosmos Advantage

1Key is a FIDO2 passkey and CTAP2 compliant, providing interoperability across various systems and delivering the following capabilities:

  • Users will register their biometrics at the time of onboarding and will then have passwordless access to any supported desktop. The register once-use-anywhere improves onboarding and eliminates passwords for enrolled users.
  • Open, scalable, and interoperable passwordless authentication for organizations whose workers are dynamically assigned a workspace.
  • User/role specific access control policies that improve the authentication experience and allow enrolled employees to use their biometrics to log in to secured desktops without a password.
  • Phishing-resistant passwordless access to any supported desktop, once users have registered their biometrics.
  • Optionally combine NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 800-63-3 IAL2-certified identity to the authentication experience.

With cybersecurity threats on the rise, it is more important than ever for organizations to prioritize security, no matter the environment. That is where 1Kosmos excels, and 1Key offers a revolutionary approach to authentication, combining the convenience of passwordless access with the security of biometric technology. For organizations looking to enhance their security posture in multi-user and restricted environments, 1Kosmos 1Key is the answer.

Read the datasheet to learn more about 1Kosmos 1Key.

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Meet the Author

Robert MacDonald

Vice President of Product Marketing

Robert is the Vice President of Product Marketing at 1Kosmos. He is a highly influential senior global marketer with more than 15 years of marketing experience in B2B and B2C software in the biometric authentication space. Prior to 1Kosmos, Rob managed product strategy and vision for the Identity and Access Management portfolio at Micro Focus, leading a team of product marketers to drive sales and support the channel. Earlier in his career he set the foundation for content planning, sales enablement and GTM activities for ForgeRock. He has also held senior marketing positions at Entrust, Dell, Quest and Corel Corporation.