SOURCE: SMS PASSCODE

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December 15, 2015 11:01 ET

P&A Group Employs SMS PASSCODE's Multi-Factor Authentication Software to Secure Remote Access Logins

SAUSALITO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 15, 2015) - SMS PASSCODE, a technology leader in adaptive multi-factor authentication, today announced P&A Group is using the company's adaptive multi-factor authentication software platform to secure remote access for highly sensitive customer data. By working with SMS PASSCODE, P&A, a provider of administrative services for employee benefits and retirement plans, can secure remote access to networks and applications and safeguard its customer data against modern cyber threats without having to handle cumbersome security tokens.

P&A Group serves more than 1 million participants with its employee benefits, compensation and retirement plans and investment services. It's client base ranges from states and municipalities to commercial airlines and transportation authorities. With SMS PASSCODE, P&A's IT team is confident that access security is protected anywhere in the world and that even the least IT-savvy employee can log in with ease. P&A employees benefit from SMS PASSCODE's broad range of delivery methods such as text message, voice-call, or secure email, and the platform's automatic failover mechanism ensures employees can always authenticate.

"Because we handle hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of transactions each year due to pension administration, we have to go through SSAE 16 audits with many of our clients, and our auditors love the fact that we use SMS PASSCODE to secure remote access," said Gregory R. Zilliox, director of IT Services, P&A Group. "Furthermore, our employees value the SMS PASSCODE solution as it is easy to use, and having understood the benefits, they now promote the use of SMS PASSCODE's multi-factor authentication to secure their data when pitching for new business and have added this to their standard RFP responses."

SMS PASSCODE's Multi-factor Authentication has an advantage over traditional two-factor authentication solutions which are simply based on two factors; something you know (a password), and something you have (a one-time-passcode). SMS PASSCODE looks at multiple factors surrounding each particular login. These factors include geo-location, network IP, type of system being accessed, time of login, etc. All of these factors add context that helps determine the level of trust and whether the user should be authenticated or blocked.

"Weak or stolen user credentials are the hackers preferred weapon and are exploited in 76 percent of all network breaches," said Henrik Jeberg, managing director, SMS PASSCODE. "With Multi-Factor Authentication, P&A is effectively taking the hackers preferred weapon away, and we are pleased to see P&A benefit from secure, flexible, and convenient remote access around the world."

For more information about SMS PASSCODE and P&A Group, please visit https://partner.smspasscode.com/media/2284/case_pa-group_en_01_screen.pdf

About SMS PASSCODE
SMS PASSCODE provides adaptive multi-factor authentication software that improves enterprise security and productivity by delivering an easy to use and intelligent solution that helps ensure the safety of corporate networks and applications.

SMS PASSCODE authenticates users through their mobile devices, helping IT managers address evolving business needs with cloud applications and mobile security by dynamically authenticating users based on geo-location and login behavior patterns. The solution secures remote access systems including Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco and Checkpoint.

Governments, telcos, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 40 countries appreciate its cost- effective, secure and easy-to-maintain offering, making SMS PASSCODE their trusted partner to securely authenticate access to services while preventing identity theft.