Problems with former employees of providers, lenders and advisers accessing client details have resulted in the roll-out of a new control tool from Origo for management of digital certificates.
The new UNIPASS Control Centre tool facilitiates users' in-house management of people who rely on certificates to access clients' details, for example, via provider extranets.
It means applications can be tracked better and digital certificate status viewed online, facilitating the management of individuals leaving companies too.
“Providers, lenders and advisers have all agreed this will help improve security in the industry,” Origo says in a statement.
The Control Centre also enables firms to reissue lost or “compromised” certificates and make changes to identity details.
Some 14 firms took part in a pilot, with results suggesting improved ease of use in administering certificates relating to different employees, and time savings related to helpdesks. This is particularly true where firms may have “hundreds of UNIPASS users”.
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