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Our Mission

Digital Authentication Technologies, Inc. (DAT) ensures critical business information assets and functions can be protected, controlled, and monitored by location to reduce risks, whether in the cloud or on a user's device.

Our Approach

DAT pioneered a set of enabling technologies and services known as Contextual Location Fingerprint™ (CLF™) that is not susceptible to practical spoofing attempts, a common problem with other location technologies such as geolocation, triangulation, and IP address lookup. 

Our Customers

A common theme surfaced in discussions with DAT's enterprise customers: CLF enables the introduction of significantly higher hurdles to anonymous and remote attackers and rogue insiders reducing a broad spectrum of risks, elevating trust, bolstering security, defeating fraud, and enhancing privacy. Enterprise customers have identified a wide array of use cases for CLF, including:

1. Limiting the establishment of online sessions to authorized machines in authorized locations.

2. Ensuring VPN endpoints are in authorized locations

3. Controlling cryptography for disks and files using authorized locations as keys

4. Verifying that servers are operating in approved data centers

5. Ensuring administrators are working in approved network operation centers

6. Parsing user privileges to access data and applications based on whether they are inside or outside of approved locations

7. Ensuring compliance with jurisdictional and location specific regulations

8. Establishing the provenance of commands, data, software, and devices

Our Ecosystem

When properly integrated into a broader set of policy-definition/policy-enforcement tools (e.g. McAfee ePO or any other policy orchestrator of choice), CLF dramatically reduces vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and information systems. This includes risks inherent in establishing a machine’s location when using other approaches.  

Our Sponsors

For introducing location as a highly trustworthy identity in cyberspace, CLF was recognized by the U.S. National Security Council as a major advancement in cyber technology. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) subsequently funded DAT's cost in engineering validation, two years of rigorous military testing, and piloting of CLF to defeat phishing attacks by verifying mobile users were connected to servers in an approved data center. 

To address use cases for CLF identified by DOD and other government agencies, large financial service firms, and managed service providers, and to ensure CLF can scale across enterprises in every vertical, DAT is working with Intel Security Services (McAfee) and other partners to embed CLF into servers, mobile and edge devices, POS machines, industrial control systems, and a wide range of other platforms.

Our Technology Advancements and You

Together with its partners, DAT is setting the new standard in cyber technology. DAT wants to help make your cyber defense systems smarter, safer, and stronger.


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