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Widespread availability of mobile two factor authentication.

SecurEnvoy : 26 November, 2007  (Company News)
Strong authentication using mobile phones now available throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.
SecurEnvoy's innovative mobile phone-based two-factor authentication solutions are now available in 30 countries across Europe, Asia and Africa. These partnerships build on the considerable success SecurEnvoy is having in the UK, and will enable organisations around the world to benefit from strong, effective two-factor authentication that is easy to use and manage.

Steve Watts, sales director at SecurEnvoy said: "SecurEnvoy's solutions are designed for companies that need high levels of security, but don't want the hassle and cost of using separate security tokens, smartcards or USB keys. We have established a strong international partnership programme, and we are delighted to add India and South Africa to the list of countries in which our solutions are available.

"As well as the cost savings and convenience of using mobile phones as virtual tokens, our calculations have shown the significant environmental impact of using hardware tokens - for example to distribute tokens to 3,000 employees can take 1,800 trees one year to offset the carbon from the distribution process alone. At a time when companies are under increasing pressure to go green, they need to look at every area of their business to see where they can reduce their carbon emissions."

SecurEnvoy's flagship product, SecurAccess, enables remote workers to sign in securely to corporate networks from anywhere in the world, using their mobile phones for authentication. Instead of relying on tokens or smart-cards, users are sent a passcode to their mobile phone, which they use in conjunction with their Microsoft User ID and password to log on to the network. Once a passcode has been used, it is superceded with a new one sent to the phone.

The innovative use of mobile phones for two-factor authentication is also an integral element of SecurEnvoy's SecurMail and SecurPassword solutions. SecurMail allows users of Microsoft Outlook to send and receive email using two-factor authentication, encryption and SSL technology, allowing the sender to have complete confidence that only the intended recipient can read the email. SecurPassword enables Microsoft Windows domain users to reset their own password if it is forgotten. They simply enter their Windows logon ID into a dedicated web-site, answer a configurable security question and enter the pre-loaded passcode from their phone, which enables them to select a new password.

Also available is SecurICE, SecurEnvoy's service that means companies can enable users to access the corporate network securely if they can't get in to work in an emergency situation. SecuEnvoy has over 5000 users in the UK. John Lewis, the well know high street store, has recently signed 15,000 users to SecureAcess.

As well as a strong customer base in the UK, SecurEnvoy's products are now available from regional distribution partners in Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Holland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe and DR Congo. For contact details of these distribution partners please contact the UK head office.
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