Konami enhances the security of its online services
Konami Digital Entertainment (Konami), global developer and manufacturer of entertainment properties, has deployed VASCO’s DIGIPASS one-time password solution to strengthen the authentication level of most of its online services, including its online gaming site, online community and the online shopping site “Konami Style.”
Enhance the security level of Konami’s online services without compromising on user-friendliness.
To deploy a flexible authentication solution that suits the diverse needs of Konami’s mixed customer base in the B2C market. The solution had to offer a high level of security and must raise security awareness of both Konami’s customers and employees.
With VASCO’s DIGIPASS technology, Konami was able to enhance the security of its online services for its mixed customer base. DIGIPASS proved to be a flexible and cost-efficient solution and could easily be integrated into the company’s existing infrastructure.
Key Project Principles
Building a secure brand image
E-commerce and online gaming in particular are booming lucrative markets. Fraudsters soon saw big business by intercepting payment transactions or hacking into gamers’ accounts. With fraud statistics on the rise, game developer Konami realized the need to implement a security solution for its online games. Konami Digital Entertainment went looking for a suitable security solution that would enhance the security of its online channels and decided to deploy VASCO’s strong authentication solution based on DIGIPASS technology.
Extended product portfolio
VASCO has an extended product portfolio with over 50 authenticators in different form factors, both hardware and software. Customers can choose the authentication method and solution that best meets their requirements. In this case Konami chose DIGIPASS GO 6 as its standard model and DIGIPASS 100 to its “royal” customers. Additionally, as a backup it deployed DIGIPASS SDK on mobile or smart phones for users who did not wish to use an authentication device. The long life expectancy of the authenticators and the fact that we were able to define the security parameters of the software for ourselves, were decisive factors in the company’s decision making process.
VACMAN Controller: ideal for mass deployment
VACMAN Controller, VASCO’s core backend solution could be seamlessly integrated into the company’s existing infrastructure without the need to deploy a new server. Konami was therefore able to easily add strong authentication to its infrastructure in a very cost-efficient manner.
“The large variety in products made VASCO an attractive choice for us. The long life expectancy of the authenticators and the fact that we were able to define the security parameters of the software for ourselves, were decisive factors in our decision making process," said Mr. Kenichi Fukuhara, Manager, technical support group, Konami. DIGIPASS has effectively replaced weaker, static passwords and enhanced the overall security of Konami’s services and offerings.
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With the ever increasing popularity of online games, internet fraud has become a real threat. E-gaming is a multi-billion dollar business and is being targeted for various attacks by fraudsters hacking into users’ accounts. VASCO Data Security is a leading software security company specializing in authentication solutions. VASCO brings banking level security to over 50 verticals, including e-gaming. With VASCO’s DIGIPASS solutions, online game operators can secure their network and users’ accounts against fraudsters.