With the rise in systems being breached and major brands such as The New York Times, Ubisoft, Burger King and Virgin Radio falling victim to hackers, it is clear that the need for strong multi-factor authentication has never been more urgent. Companies of all sizes are increasingly adopting modern SMS based technology instead of hard tokens to authenticate their users. Is it time for you to evaluate the benefits as well?
Recently there has been an explosion in security breaches including attacks on high profile organisations like Sony & Citibank. Increasingly trusted 20+ year old token technology has been breached. View our 30 minute webinar and we will show you SMS Passcode a new generation of login security based on multi-factor authentication via the mobile phone SMS network, voice call or secure e-mail. SMS Passcode is a low cost solution to traditional tokens with maximum scalability, reliability, fast set up and installation.
In this video blog our Senior Technical Consultant, Malcolm Orekoya, takes us through the new features of SMS PASSCODE® version 6.1 . Location and behaviour aware login security protects your remote access systems and users against un-authorised access.
You may be interested in the recent blog post from Lars Nielsen, VP Commercial Operations at SMS Passcode.
‘During the recent VMware View Bootcamp – Mobile Secure Desktop: Radius 2-Factor Authentication – Mark Benson from VMware did an excellent walk through of the recently announced RADIUS support in the VMware View VDI client. SMS Passcode have been a technology collaboration partner on this project. Mark walks through the specific setup required to implement SMS PASSCODE transparently with the View client. It is an excellent brief tutorial on how easy it is to protect View with the more secure real-time, session specific multi- and two-factor authentication from SMS PASSCODE following a demonstration of a legacy token solution. To learn more, visit the Youtube video here.’
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View our latest Netutils Tech Round Up, here we discuss multi-factor authentication. Our Network & Security Specialist, Malcolm Orekoya illustrates how with security breaches at historically high levels a user name and password alone is simply not enough to protect your network. SMS Passcode offers a low cost solution to traditional tokens with maximum scalability, reliability, fast set up and installation.
According to a recent New York Times post, computer experts claim to have found an easy way to hack into a certain RSA token that has a USB port and compromise the seed-file. Essentially, tokens physical or software based, all hold a seed file that tells what code to show in which token at what time. These are all commonly known as pre-issued token systems. Without arguing or validating the news, the latest story posted in the New York Times blog, illustrates the challenges this widely used approach has when it comes to the modern threats of today. The best solution is to focus on real-time session specific solutions that do not contain seed files or pre-issued codes. Be it delivered via SMS or software or hardware tokens. The SMS PASSCODE solution is one such solution where the user ID and password is validated before a code is generated in real-time and delivered via SMS, voice or secure email to the users mobile device. No seed-file, no pre-issued codes. The solution is highly awarded due to this simple, yet profound difference. To learn more about the New York Times post, click here.
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