SOURCE: PhoneFactor


January 20, 2011 09:30 ET

PhoneFactor Earns Five Star Rating in SC Magazine Multi-Factor Authentication Group Test

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - PhoneFactor, the leading global provider of phone-based multi-factor authentication services, today announced that it has received a prestigious five stars in SC Magazine's January multi-factor authentication group test. A five star rating is the maximum rating any product can receive in this rigorous lab review.

PhoneFactor makes multi-factor authentication cost-effective and simple for both users and IT departments, and its out-of-band architecture is more secure than other multi-factor methods. SC Magazine's five-star rating validates that PhoneFactor "turns any phone into a two-factor device with little effort and footprint." According to the reviewers, "The solution worked great, requiring little effort." The review continued, "We had our user set up and programmed in minutes."

To use PhoneFactor, a user logs in with a username and password. Instantly, his phone rings. He answers, presses # (or enters an optional PIN), and is immediately granted access. PhoneFactor also offers two-factor authentication by sms text message and a voice biometric option. PhoneFactor integrates with a wide range of applications off-the-shelf, and includes self-enrollment and management tools to streamline user deployment and support.

"SC Magazine's multi-factor authentication group test confirms that PhoneFactor provides the solid, innovative protection that banks, healthcare organizations, and enterprises of all sizes can depend on to secure their critical information from today's increasingly sophisticated attacks," affirms Tim Sutton, CEO and co-founder of PhoneFactor.

About PhoneFactor
PhoneFactor is a leading provider of multi-factor authentication. The company's award-winning platform uses any phone as a second form of authentication. PhoneFactor's out-of-band architecture and real-time fraud alerts provide strong security for enterprise, banking, and website applications. It's easy and cost effective to set up and deploy to large numbers of geographically diverse users. PhoneFactor was recently named to the Bank Technology News FutureNow list of the top 10 technology innovators securing the banking industry today and a finalist in the SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards. Learn more at

About SC Magazine
SC Magazine provides information security professionals with the in-depth, unbiased business and technical information they need in today's fast-paced corporate world. Each month, SC Magazine delivers up-to-date news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. Whether through its monthly magazine, its comprehensive website or live events -- such as the SC Magazine Awards program, SC World Congress or SC Congress Canada -- readers gain all the relevant information they need to safeguard their businesses overall and meet specific IT security goals at the same time. SC Magazine was selected as 2010 Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Become a fan of SC Magazine on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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