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October 11, 2011 09:00 ET

PhoneFactor Multi-Factor Authentication Solutions Now Available to Government Agencies via the GSA Advantage!® Program

PhoneFactor Partners With Accelera Solutions to Bring Out-of-Band Multi-Factor Authentication Services to GSA Customers Looking to Strengthen Access Controls in Light of Recent Attacks

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - PhoneFactor, the leading global provider of out-of-band multi-factor authentication, today announced that it has partnered with Accelera Solutions to make PhoneFactor available to government agencies through the GSA Advantage! program. Inclusion in the GSA schedule will streamline the procurement process for government agencies, which are increasingly deploying PhoneFactor in response to escalating cyber threats.

A barrage of recent attacks, including a breach at RSA that compromised millions of security tokens used by government agencies and subsequent attacks against defense contractors Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman, are causing agencies to re-evaluate their current authentication practices. Increasingly, they are expanding use of multi-factor authentication and moving to out-of-band authentication methods like PhoneFactor that deliver stronger protection against today's threats and better scale to meet the demands of wide-scale deployments.

"Government agencies, which are responsible for protecting top-secret intelligence data as well as an immense amount of personal information about its citizens, are upgrading and extending security controls to protect against increasingly sophisticated and virulent attacks," said Joe Brown, President of Accelera Solutions. "With PhoneFactor, agencies get the strong security they need to prevent unauthorized access with a system that is also affordable and manageable on a large scale. This extends into Virtual Cloud environments, both public and private."

"PhoneFactor has been deployed by a number of federal, state, and local government agencies, including the US Department of State, the District of Columbia government, and the Federal Railroad Administration, to protect the sensitive data they are entrusted to store," said Timothy Sutton, CEO of PhoneFactor. "We look forward to extending our reach to other government agencies through our partnership with Accelera and inclusion in the GSA Advantage schedule."

PhoneFactor is currently available on www.gsaadvantage.com listed under contractor Accelera Solutions. PhoneFactor offers rapid implementation and compliance with many government regulations requiring or recommending two-factor authentication.

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 government, healthcare, enterprise, banking, and website applications. It is easy and cost effective to set up and deploy to large numbers of geographically diverse users. PhoneFactor has been named to the Bank Technology News FutureNow list of the top 10 technology innovators securing the banking industry today and recently earned a prestigious five stars in the SC Magazine multi-factor authentication group test. Learn more at www.phonefactor.com or follow PhoneFactor on twitter at @phonefactor.

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