November 09, 2015 08:32 ET

SMS PASSCODE Makes Multi-Factor Authentication More Convenient and Secure

Version 8 of Multi-Factor Authentication Solution Provides Token-Free Security and Easy to Use Platform for IT and Security Professionals

SAUSALITO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 9, 2015) - SMS PASSCODE, a technology leader in adaptive multi-factor authentication, today introduced a new version of its adaptive multi-factor authentication software platform, to help IT and security professionals ensure the safety of corporate networks and applications by dynamically authenticating users through their mobile devices, based on geo-location and login behavior patterns. The solution secures remote access systems including Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco and Check Point.

As data and applications move to the cloud, user access is taking place remotely. SMS PASSCODE leverages this and provides authentication through mobile phones. The solution provides a superior user experience by taking full advantage of contextual information such as login behavior patterns, geo-location, and type of login system being accessed. With this information available, the solution can assess the threat level and dynamically adjust the level of user authentication needed.

"For business leaders, who are becoming increasingly aware of the rising threat from hacking and tasked with minimizing risk for their organizations, the fact that more than 75 percent of all network breaches involve weak or stolen passwords is alarming," said Claus E. Kotasek, CEO, SMS PASSCODE. "Organizations are rapidly looking to replace hardware based authentication, and early generation mobile-based solutions, with more modern technology. However, most security solutions have a significant learning curve and are costly. SMS PASSCODE is pioneering a new generation of more intelligent, flexible and user-centric authentication, giving organizations the power to balance strong security with ease of use, making it convenient for end-users to maintain security compliance."

SMS PASSCODE 8.0 introduces new features and product enhancements that IT and security professionals will benefit from when securing their infrastructure and cloud access against modern cyber threats. The platform's transmission infrastructure has been redesigned for greater flexibility, while maintaining its unmatched level of security. The policy-based infrastructure allows for immediate response, solid reliability and easy maintenance, for large enterprise and hosting environments.

Highlights Include:

  • Advanced Protection for Remote Desktop Web Access on Windows Server 2012
  • Support for ADFS 3.0 protection
  • Windows Logon Protection: Windows 10 support
  • Adaptive Dispatch Policies
  • Support for LDAP directories
  • Dispatch Plugin Modules
  • Enhanced RADIUS Protection with Multi-CRP support
  • Added functionality for customization of self-service website

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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.