SecurEnvoy;s SecurPassword 5.4 takes tokenless two-factor authentication to the next level
V5.4 offers tokenless two-factor password reset options using a one-time passcode sent to users mobile handset instead of by using a key fob method. The passcode alternative is integrated into the operating system rather than requiring users to fill in a web-based form.
SecurEnvoy said thatr if users forget passwords at the login screen for Windows, for example, IT departments can give users an option to securely reset via self-service two-factor authentication, increasing security, compared with traditional ways that rely on static user data such as birthdate or other personal information.
“As soon as you use static data that is permanently stored in a server, there are risks of passwords being hacked,” commented SecurEnvoy’s technical director, Andy Kemshall. “SecurPassword changed that by giving people a secure but self-service option, without the need to carry around cards or key fobs. Now, with version 5.4, that same experience is available as a seamless part of day-to-day business IT.”
Users running SecurPassword 5.3 will be automatically eligible for the upgrade as soon as the new version is released. With a recent change to the pricing for SecurPassword, it is now one of the most cost effective two-factor password resets solutions, available for as little as £2.50 per user, per year.
Kemshall added: “In a world of massively fragmented IT, security products must be as compatible as possible if they are to solve problems and not simply create more. If password reset solutions do not become more intuitive, then they’re at risk of being overlooked and snubbed. This is why we continue to innovate and make our products accessible.”
SecurEnvoy is also offering SecurPassword free of charge with every licence of its tokenless two-factor authentication product SecurAccess, when taken before December 2010.
SecurPassword 5.4 is available in beta and will be launched by the end of 2010.