Beyond Identity and Ignition Technology Announce Strategic Distribution Partnership

Beyond Identity selects Ignition Technology to drive channel expansion in the Nordics and Benelux

Beyond Identity, global provider of the strongest passwordless authentication on the planet, has formed a strategic partnership with Ignition Technology to distribute Beyond Identity’s solutions through its extensive network of IT resellers and MSSPs in the Nordics as well as in Benelux.

Recently ransomware attacks have been on the increase, close to doubling from the first half of 2020 to the first half of 2021. Passwords are the number one cause of ransomware attacks and other data breaches, and stolen credentials are at the heart of 85% of all cyberattacks. Beyond Identity addresses this by eliminating passwords entirely as an authentication method. When passwords can’t be used to authenticate, organizations can slam the door on all password-based attacks.

With the Beyond Identity Platform, organizations can eliminate passwords, positively verify user identities, confirm device trust, and enforce risk-based access controls. The solution eliminates passwords and cryptographically binds the user’s identity to their devices, using asymmetric cryptography, which is the same proven, secure, and scalable technology used to protect trillions of transactions daily across the internet.  Beyond Identity extends the chain of trust established with TLS (modern day SSL) to end users and their devices. In this way, it is possible to bind the device to an identity, thus making passwords obsolete.

”We are delighted to start working with Ignition Technology in the Nordics. They were an obvious choice because of their proven ability to deliver cybersecurity, identity and access management solutions. Like us, they see a huge market opportunity and that the market for this type of solution can be expected to grow rapidly. Together we will work hard to make Beyond Identity a recognized leader in passwordless authentication in Northern Europe”, said Juha Hakava, Regional Director Nordics for Beyond Identity.

The setup of Beyond Identity’s solution is completed in matter of hours and integrates with all leading single sign-on solutions.

“Ignition Technology is a specialized security distributor for the Saas world and we are focusing on helping our great channel partners to gain advantages of the market with leading new technologies. We have strong experience in identity solutions and have seen increasing demand for authentication solutions that are radically helping customers to improve their security postures and enabling them to reduce risks relating to passwords and trust.  We are very pleased to partner with Beyond Identity. Their world class advanced passwordless platform and solutions are complementing our market leading Identity offering successfully and we are looking forward to working with their talented and superior team in the Northern European market”, said Marko Lindstedt, Sales Director for Ignition Technologies NEUR.

”Beyond Identity has a 100 % channel-centric business in EMEA. Now that we have the key people on board and a European data center up and running it’s time for us to work together with our partners to help us grow in the Nordic and Benelux markets.” said Juha Hakava.

About Beyond Identity
Beyond Identity provides the most secure authentication platform in the world. Breaking down barriers between cybersecurity, identity, and device management, Beyond Identity fundamentally changes the way the world logs in – eliminating passwords and providing users with a frictionless multi-factor login experience. Beyond passwordless, the company provides the zero-trust access needed to secure hybrid work environments, where tightly controlling which users and which devices are accessing critical cloud resources has become essential. The advanced platform collects dozens of user and device risk signals during each login - enabling customers to enforce continuous, risk-based access control. The innovative architecture replaces passwords with the proven asymmetric cryptography that underpins TLS and protects trillions of dollars of transactions daily. Customers turn to Beyond Identity to stop cyberattacks, protect their most critical data, and meet compliance requirements.

The company was founded by Jim Clark and TJ Jermoluk, who helped ignite the commercial internet with Netscape and @Home Networks. The dynamic duo assembled an all-star team and created the world's most advanced passwordless identity platform, at a time when digital transformation is impacting every business and cyberattacks have become a top risk. The company raised $105M from premier investors Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Beyond Identity is headquartered in NYC with offices in Boston, Dallas, Miami, and London.

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