Netlok® has announced its patented Photolok™ technology, which replaces passwords with photos, has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards in the category of Most Innovative Multi, Single and Two Factor Authentication.
The industry competition honors the top companies, technologies and products in the world for online security, with particular emphasis on solutions for preventing hacking and other cyber threats. Photolok is Netlok’s groundbreaking product, which protects the online entry point (login) from Internet and Intranet cyber disruptions, or attacks, using proprietary-coded photos that make logging in substantially more secure and easier to use than passwords.
“We are thrilled to receive this award for our Photolok authentication system because there is nothing like it on the market today that prevents unauthorized access to your computer and mobile devices,” said Tony Perez, CEO at Netlok. “The escalation of cybercrime demands that new solutions be found and Netlok is committed to protecting online privacy by shutting down the entry points for hackers.”
Photolok employs a unique approach to secure authentication: Photolok’s image-based technology enables the user to have a positive emotional connection to his/her security login through the use of personal photos or photos that represent the user’s passions or interests – making them easier to remember than passwords. More importantly, photos are more secure than passwords, thanks to Netlok’s application of unique, proprietary coding to each user photo.
Photolok also offers situational security for instances where the user is working online in high-risk environments, such as airports or coffee shops, where the potential for hacking is greater. The user can designate a personal photo, or Netlok-provided photo, as a “single use” security login or “duress” security login in situations where the user’s immediate safety and security is at risk.
This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s sixth year of honoring cyber defense and information security innovators, spanning start-up and early stage companies to later stage and public entities. Nominations were judged by an independent panel of experts – CISSP, FMDHS and CEH certified security professionals – who voted based on their independent review of the company’s product for innovation and uniqueness, rather than number of customers or revenues. Netlok’s patented Photolok™ technology was a stand-out among those nominated in this category, because of its innovative use of photos in the authentication system, combined with a simple set-up process and its ease-of-use.
“Cyber Defense Magazine spent six months searching the globe to find the most innovative and cutting-edge cyber security companies for its Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine. “Netlok won this award for Most Innovative Multi, Single and Two Factor Authentication because it is an innovator on a mission to help stop breaches and get one step ahead of the next threat.”