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July 07, 2010 09:00 ET

PhoneFactor Launches Phone-Based Authentication for IBM Tivoli Access Manager

IBM Certifies PhoneFactor Solution as "Ready for IBM Tivoli"

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - July 7, 2010) -  PhoneFactor, Inc., a leading provider of multi-factor authentication services, today announced that it has added support for IBM Tivoli Access Manager to its suite of authentication solutions and can now seamlessly enable phone-based two-factor authentication to secure Tivoli user sign-ons. The PhoneFactor solution has been certified as "Ready for IBM Tivoli" and is immediately available.

IBM Tivoli Access Manager provides a web single sign-on (SSO) solution for executing security policies for web and application resources. PhoneFactor adds an additional layer of security by confirming Tivoli sign-ons with an automated phone call or text message. The user simply answers the call or replies to the text message to authenticate. Tivoli Access Manager with PhoneFactor integration provides both step-up authentication and multi-factor authentication capabilities for controlling access to resources. 

"Tivoli Access Manager is a powerful platform for managing user access across different web portals and applications," said Steve Dispensa, Chief Technology Officer of PhoneFactor. "Securing this access with two-factor authentication is critical, especially in industries that require a regulatory-compliant environment, and PhoneFactor makes that easier than ever for IT departments and end users."

By leveraging a device every user already has -- a phone -- PhoneFactor enables rapid deployment of cost-effective two-factor authentication for Tivoli Access Manager. There are no security tokens or other devices to provision and no software or certificates for end users to install. Companies simply download and install PhoneFactor and configure it for Tivoli Access Manager. PhoneFactor integrates with Tivoli's directory system as well as AD and LDAP servers to streamline user management. Easy, automated self-service options are available through the phone and web.

About PhoneFactor

PhoneFactor (www.phonefactor.com) is a leading provider of multi-factor authentication services. 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 and consumer applications. It is easy and cost effective to set up and deploy. 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 2010 SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards.

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