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Enterprise SMS Authentication Set to Challenge Tokens

CoreSight and 2nd Phase Introduce SecurEnvoy to Australia; Simplify Two-Factor Authentication
  • 19 November, 2009 08:15

<p><b>MELBOURNE, VIC: November 19, 2009</b> - It’s not news that organisations are constantly driving their people to achieve more for less. And traditionally, the cost of deploying and managing token-based authentication systems is a significant expense for many businesses.</p>
<p>With this in mind local security VAR CoreSight and distributor 2nd Phase formed an alliance to explore the market and see where improvements – and savings – could be made. This search led to a partnership arrangement with <a href="" target="_blank">SMS authentication specialists</a>, SecurEnvoy.</p>
<p>The vendor’s flagship offering, SecurAccess, provides a strong ROI compared with legacy hardware token solutions. Clients are making savings of up to 70% compared to their previous token-based systems, and this before management savings are considered. With a more convenient end user experience and superior administration setup, SecurAccess delivers a ‘quick win’ for many customers. And problems like shipping, distributing and replacing tokens disappear, along with their cost.</p>
<p>There are some real advantages in using the (almost) ubiquitous mobile phone as a method for delivering authentication. Campbell Bradford, founder at 2nd Phase, emphasised this, saying, "Because software isn’t required on the phone, costly testing, support and training issues are largely eliminated. This becomes even more important as phone interfaces are constantly changing with each new model."</p>
<p>Steve Watts, co-founder at SecurEnvoy, is quick to explain why SecurAccess has been so popular. "With worker mobility continuing to increase, we’ve developed a system that delivers workers the flexibility they crave but without compromising security. Tokens can be lost, damaged – and they need to be managed by IT. Everyone carries a mobile with them all of the time, so it’s a much easier and safer option."</p>
<p>Examples of organisations that are using SecurAccess across the world include ING, Caterpillar, Logica, Scania, T-Mobile, AXA and PWC.</p>
<p>Watts also highlighted a different aspect of the push towards tokenless authentication. He said: "IT departments need to be aware that authentication tokens are far from green. We believe that it’s important that organisations evaluate the security options carefully, so as not to waste time and money on technology that will increase their carbon footprint."</p>
<p>For Scott Jackson, speaking on behalf of CoreSight, SMS deliverability is a key area. Jackson said, "A key requirement we needed to see is the capability to address potential issues around network coverage and delivery delays. We’re impressed that the SecurAccess product has been specifically built to prevent these potential drawbacks."</p>
<p>SecurAccess is available to try or buy today. Onsite and web demonstrations are also available now through local partners <a href="" target="_blank">CoreSight</a>. To arrange an evaluation or discover a little more, contact CoreSight using the details below.</p>
<p><b>About SecurEnvoy:</b><br/>
SecurEnvoy is the trusted global leader of tokenless two-factor authentication. As the pioneers of mobile phone based tokenless authentication; SecurEnvoy lead the way with ground breaking solutions that others aspire too.</p>
<p>Our innovative approach to the tokenless market now sees thousands of users benefitting from our solutions all over the world. With users deployed across five continents, our customers benefit from significant reduced time to deploy and a zero footprint approach means there is no remote software deployment and administrators enjoy the management tools allowing them to rapidly deploy up to 15000 users per hour. Visit the website at <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>
<p><b>About 2nd Phase:</b><br/>
2nd Phase brings affordable security products to Australian and New Zealand. Products that are proactive so you can secure your systems for tomorrow - not just for today. For more information visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p>
<p><b>About CoreSight:</b><br/>
CoreSight are a specialist Australian security VAR that choose innovative, best-of-breed products for our clients. Our partners' products include those from Imprivata, VASCO, Attachmate, SecurEnvoy, SanDisk and PGP. From headquarters in Melbourne, CoreSight delivers security products and support services to clients primarily in the finance, healthcare, manufacturing and government sectors. The CoreSight philosophy is to continually seek innovation in the security market, and to be the first to share these new ideas, products and services with our clients.</p>
<p>For more information please visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> or call +613 9878 2726</p>

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