SecurEnvoy has confirmed that FTSE100 engineering conglomerate, Invensys, is extending its use of SecurAccess across all areas of its business. Originally selected by Invensys Rail, the solution has proved so effective SecurAccess will now be rolled out across all Invensys businesses as part of its single remote access solution, replacing the current hardware tokens and moving all current remote access across to two-factor authentication.
Speaking about the decision to extend its use of SecurAccess David van Rooyen, Invensys’ principal solutions architect said, “With a mix of single factor authentication, physical token two factor authentication and soft token two factor authentication across the various divisions and businesses you could say we’ve had the opportunity to trial all available options and make an informed choice. The decision has been taken to extend SecurAccess beyond Invensys Rail into other areas of the business. In addition, I’ve completed a full business analysis and the results are quite staggering - $8 per person per month for a physical token against just $2 per person per month for a soft token. When you replicate that across 15-20,000 users, the savings are in the millions.”
Instead of traditional physical tokens, SecurAccess uses SMS technology to send passcodes to a users’ mobile phone to access corporate internal networks, cloud based services and email. The system fully integrates into Invensys’ Microsoft Active Directory so integration is simple and requires no schema changes. Using the existing user database Invensys generates an email, complete with manuals attached – one explaining the registration process and the other explaining the remote authentication steps. This is then automatically sent to the users Invensys plans to migrate across. As additional database’s aren’t required, or created, it reduces costs and simplifies on-going support.
In conclusion, David adds, “I can’t recommend SecurEnvoy highly enough for its simplicity, seamless integration, unbelievable customer service, keen interest in what their potential customers are doing, future developments and price position. With cost savings in the millions for a hassle free solution - it’s one less thing to keep me awake at night.”