ImageWare Systems and Secure Channels to Provide First Biometrically Protected Entertainment Security Operations Center
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ImageWare® Systems, Inc. , a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, and Secure Channels, Inc. (SCI), provider of innovative security solutions designed to complement existing security investments, are enhancing the world’s first Entertainment Security Operations Center with multi-factor biometric authentication.

Secure Channels’ ESOC is the world’s first members only, closed end, centralized ecosystem for secure management of the entertainment industry’s chain-of-custody, content and intellectual property. Thus, providing member clients with an automated architecture and now coupled with ImageWare’s GoVerifyID biometric identity management solution, yields a seamless, secure method for authorizing, accessing and administering valuable entertainment-related, work-in-process content.

Within ESOC’s exclusive membership model, every company or person that will access sensitive content must become a member of ESOC through a biometric identification process; they can then handle content only within the secure environment. It is the ideal security solution for this industry because the implementation is designed to protect data, files and emails. It also requires authorized access through exclusive membership via a centralized SOC housed in a Tier 3 data center, and is purpose-built for the entertainment industry.

ImageWare’s Chairman and CEO Jim Miller commented; “ImageWare’s GoVerifyID provides state-of-the-art security for the entertainment industry which can mitigate devastating breaches like those that occurred with Sony and HBO. Password compromise represents over 80 percent of the data breaches that occur and biometrics is the only true way to authenticate users. ImageWare’s GoVerifyID, when combined with Secure Channels ESOC, enables the platform to be the most secure in the world.”

“We choose ImageWare’s GoVerifyID to add the ultimate in security and ease-of-use for accessing our industry’s first ESOC hub. We are delighted to provide GoVerifyID to TV and movie producers, entertainment firms, studios, networks, production companies, post production houses, and other participants in the entertainment industry,” says Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc. “The integration of GoVerifyID with Secure Channels’ patented cryptographic solutions protects the entertainment industry’s intellectual property with custom designed end-to-end security including biometric authentication to shield against theft.”