What is an IP(SM)?

An Internet PersonaSM credential is an anonymous, reusable, managed, virtual, low cost, secure credential that can replace passwords to access not just a single site but multiple Web sites. 

  • Credential - An myIPSM replaces both a UserID & Password.  It combines them both into a single credential.
     
  • Anonymous - The identity in the myIPSM can be anything the Subscriber wants it to be - their real name, a short name or a pseudonym.
     
  • Reusable - A single myIPSM can be used across multiple Web sites securely without any issue or risk. 
     
  • Managed - myIPSM credentials are actively managed by either the Subscriber or their sponsor.  A Subscriber can see all their logon activity and revoke and replace their myIPSM as needed.  Businesses sponsor credentials for their employees and manage them on their behalf - including revoking them when the employee leaves the firm. 
     
  • Low Cost - myIPSM are a low cost solution to the problems with passwords.  
     
  • Virtual - myIPSM are virtual and reside on the computer, mobile phone or tablet used by the Subscriber.  They can also roam within a secure corporate environment. 
     
  • Secure - myIPSM credentials are hard to steal, hard to share, used from a trusted computer and combat phishing.   Can't be much more secure than that.