i-Sprint Innovations: Delivering Trustworthy, Versatile, Strong Authentication and Identity Management Platform
In the rapidly growing cyber world it is essential for individuals, organizations, and societies to have trustworthy, competent, capable, secure, safe, versatile, strong authentication and identity management platform. This helps in confirming identity and transactions in the cyber world and avoid any threats from miscreants, unauthorized persons and from other inauthentic mediums. i-Sprint Innovations (i-Sprint), established in the year 2000, is a leading provider in securing identity and transactions in the cyber world. It has solid track records in the Asia Pacific Region. The company focuses on offering digital identity and identity of things (IDoT) solutions to various industries.
As the CEO of the company, Dutch Ng is also the Co-Founder of i-Sprint and has been with the company since the year 2000. Dutch is instrumental in providing strategic guidance on corporate technology and security policies, network infrastructure, technology platforms, business applications, products, and services strategies. He is influential on establishing and managing the financial and business performance of the organization.
“i-Sprint Innovations has more 20 years of experience in providing its own unique bank-grade Digital Identity solutions to serve more than 200 leading financial services institutions, multinational corporations and security-sensitive government agencies in the Asia Pacific Region.”
Providing Trustful Digital Identity Solutions
Since its inception, i-Sprint is committed to developing products that exceed regulatory requirements and needs of the clients. The Digital Identity or the Identity and Access Management suite (IAM) has been the company’s star product that many financial services institutions trusts.
i-Sprint delivers a trusty, versatile, and strong authentication and identity management platform to secure multiple application delivery environments based on a common security platform. In recent years, leveraging on iSprint strong experience in providing trustful Digital Identity solutions, the company has unveiled a breakthrough Technology Innovation for the identity of things that offers bank-grade cloud-based solutions for Brand Protection, Product Authentication and Anti-Counterfeit services.
Continuously Growing Global Presence
i-Sprint’s clients include leading global and regional financial service institutions, government agencies, telecommunications, public utilities, manufacturing, healthcare, education, multi-national corporations, and others. The company has grown from an initial two founders in Singapore to 160 people in the region. Currently, it has a direct presence and active authorized partners across Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and the United States.
Minimizing Counterfeiting with Unique Identity for Every Product
i-Sprint’s vast knowledge and experience in protecting a human’s digital identity has enabled the company to excel in its solutions to safeguarding the identity of things. The solution, AccessReal, provides a unique identity for every product that allows companies to minimize counterfeiting activity, perform product logistics tracking, link customers to the product and provide business intelligence for better business planning and direct interaction with customers. AccessReal also provides Blockchain-based traceability, which ensures transparency of product ownership information and product provenance information.
AccessReal provides a mobile platform for consumers, distributors, resellers, and other stakeholders in the supply chain to leverage mobile devices to authenticate the products, receive news/promotions and establish direct communication.
Some of the business problems to solve includes:
- Product counterfeit issues
- Product diversion/grey market
- Provision of product provenance information and source of raw materials
- Transparency of Supply Chain Information
- Product traceability and product recall management
- Collection of consumer data (understanding consumer buying behaviour)
- Customer Engagement programs such as rewards/ loyalty, warranty management
Building Trust and Identity Assurance by Incorporating Latest Technologies
i-Sprint’s mission is to provide state of the art innovations in Identity, Credential and Access Management Solutions to ensure secure access and protection of data/transaction/asset among the four major IT forces (Cloud/ Social/ Mobile/ Information) by incorporating the latest Mobility /Biometrics/Cloud/Identification technologies in the most effective and efficient manner to build trust and identity assurance.
Challenges that i-Sprint have faced are mainly introduced by changes in technology in the four major IT forces (Cloud/ Social/ Mobile/ Information) and the way of life such as the Internet of things (IoT), distributed systems. For the AccessReal solution, it constantly needs to keep up with the printing technologies and mobile device technologies to maximize capability of its solutions in terms of counterfeit prevention and ease of usage by various users.
i-Sprint has built two R&D centers with 100 plus engineers/experts to monitor the technology changes, to incorporate the latest trends such as blockchain, AI and mobile security in its solutions, to develop its IPs based on the latest standard such as cloud security ISO, understand the requirements from partners /customers, and to provide the best solutions for them; moreover, i-Sprint’s twenty years proven experiences with the bank-grade standard has enabled it to remain the leading company in its industry.
Doing Work with Core Values in Mind
Company’s name (i-Sprint) represents its core values
I — Identity and Access Management (Company’s focus)
S- Scalable (its solution can be scaled to meet different requirements)
P- Partner and Customer-Centric (partnering is its belief)
R- Resilient (important for organization and product development)
I- Innovative (continue to lead)
N- Niche and Nimble (continue to focus on its strength but able to respond rapidly to the market change)
T- Teamwork (Company treasures its people) i-Sprint’s employees are well communicated on its core value. The products it designs and the work it is doing is all with the core values in mind.
Continuing to Accelerate and Extend Circle of Trust
i-Sprint believes it is in the right market at the right time. It will continue to execute its company vision to enable individuals, organizations, and societies to build trust and identity assurance for powering huge productivity gain through digital identity and identity of things — “The Force of IdentityPlus” — to accelerate and extend the Circle of Trust. It will continuously innovate its technologies.
i-Sprint will continue to innovate its products using the latest technology and provide the best solutions for its customers. For market coverage, while company is expanding in Asia, i-Sprint will also seek opportunities in Europe and the US market through its existing customer base and its business partners.
Versatile Authentication Server Approach
“The deployment of the mobile token has improved the bank’s security with true 2FA solution equivalent to hardware token.” — Kasikorn Bank, Thailand
“Using the versatile authentication server approach, we can be more flexible in introducing new authentication mechanisms across future electronic channels.” — Ambank Group, Malaysia