U.K. Payments Council, Accenture Launch Authentication Selection Tool

May 6, 2010 

The U.K. Payments Council and Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, have launched a new modeling tool to help banks and businesses select authentication technologies for secure customer interactions online. The tool, which can be downloaded to PCs, identifies the best suited authentication option based on specified requirements and will help banks and businesses make sense of the sheer variety of customer authentication options, according to a press release. “Because there is no one-size fits all approach, we’ve developed a tool and detailed roadmap to identify the benefits, strengths and weaknesses of the vast majority of multi-factor authentication solutions available,” said Richard Martin, business security consultant for the Payments Council. We envision our modeling tool continuing to evolve as it takes into account the growing choice of products, as well as the varied input from other industries.”