SwissID users are now able to use Mobile ID as a second factor for even more secure access to online portals. The publisher of SwissID, SwissSign Group AG, has entered into a partnership with Swisscom for this purpose.
Data protection and data security are top priorities at SwissID. SwissID users are able to add an additional security stage using Mobile ID two-factor authentication alongside the username and password. Two-factor authentication (2FA) has been established in online banking for many years, but it is now becoming increasingly important for login processes in other sectors.
SwissID users are now able to use the proven Mobile ID two-factor solution. The mobile ID function can be activated in the personal SwissID online customer portal in just a few steps and it is free of charge.
SwissID has thereby already paved the way for use in areas which require a particularly high level of security or which are highly regulated.
“We are delighted that we are able to offer our SwissID users Mobile ID as an additional technically refined two-factor authentication solution. All SwissID users are now able to add Mobile ID as an option to their existing SwissID login,” explained Markus Naef, CEO of the SwissSign Group.
About Mobile ID
Mobile ID is a 2-factor method. On the initiative of Swisscom, it is offered jointly by all the major Swiss mobile providers. Mobile ID increases security when handling sensitive data, for example with mobile banking, secure messaging or online shopping. Operating convenience is enhanced at the same time. Additional information is provided on the website of Mobile ID.