SecurEnvoy optimises Tokenless® two-factor authentication for the technology of tomorrow

securenvoy 04/04/2016, Archive

SecurEnvoy makes Tokenless® two-factor authentication more relevant than ever.

  SecurEnvoy, the trusted global leader of multi-device Tokenless® two-factor authentication (2FA) has today further reduced the inconvenience of security with the launch of SecurAccess v8.1. 

The new solution from SecurEnvoy increases the ease of use and security protection of 2FA as it is now available on over 10 billion devices. The worldwide smartwatch industry sold over 24.5 million devices in 2015, a 95% increase since 2013[1] and now for the first time SecurAccess is available via wearable devices, such as smartwatches, opening up even more ways to stay secure.

SecurAccess v8.1 also allows users to authenticate their way via a range of authentication options, including NFC ‘tap and go’, biometric fingerprint login, Push, SMS, smartphone apps, tablet apps, laptop apps and even QR codes. Similarly to ApplePay and SamsungPay, SecurEnvoy have patented the authentication equivalent of ‘tap and go’ using NFC technology, resulting in two factor authentication now being even quicker than passwords, both online and offline.

From logging into VPN, SSL, remote desktop, Wi-Fi and web, SecurAccess v8.1 allows users to move identity between devices whilst prioritising security. The solution can be implemented as an on premise software solution or hosted as part of a manged service or in the cloud. The solution is available to businesses at a fixed annual cost, flexible on a per user basis.

“Businesses are realising that passwords alone are not sufficient in protecting your organisation from the three billion users online, cybercrime is a clear and present danger. With 2FA eliminating the inconvenience and insecurity of tokens and with even more flexibility for users, now is the time to act and upgrade internal security measures,” said Steve Watts, co-founder of SecurEnvoy. Watts continued, “We believe that security should be seamless for businesses and users. The logon process itself should be as simple as possible and reliable in every situation. As the original inventors of tokenless, our aim is to provide innovative solutions that integrate with the technologies of tomorrow, removing the boundaries of authentication.”

Two-factor authentication brings two of the following together providing a stronger level of security, should one of these methods become compromised:

  • Something you know: Such as a password or PIN;
  • Something you are: Such as a fingerprint
  • Something you own: Such as a mobile device or wearable device.

SecurEnvoy’s 2FA technology is built upon a ‘zero knowledge’ foundation using split keys where the second part is the device’s unique characteristics. Only part of a key is ever stored on the device thus malware cannot copy a key that isn’t present and cannot call external API’s as none are available. No customer sensitive data or keys are ever stored by SecurEnvoy.

 

Reviews

Reviews of the new Version 8.1 SecurAccess solution are available upon request.

[1] Statistica, http://www.statista.com/statistics/302482/wearable-device-market-value/

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