Monday, 27 September 2010

Two Factor Authentication on GMail

An interesting article about Google protecting Google Apps, which includes GMail, with a one time password sent to your mobile phone:  http://www.scmagazineuk.com/google-adds-two-factor-authentication-to-gmail-via-sms-one-time-passwords/article/179266/

This technology has been available for a while, but this should create greater awareness of two factor authentication, and in turn make more companies realise this is required for their websites, services, applications and SaaS/Cloud offerings.

Vasco can provide two factor authentication to remote access solutions, such as traditional IPSEC VPNs as well as SSL-VPNs.  Vasco can provide two factor authentication to a whole network, using uniquely generated one time passwords to log into Windows instead of traditional passwords.  More importantly Vasco can be used to protect web services and web applications.  The one time passwords can be generated by hardware tokens, software tokens, tokens for mobile and smartphones, and even sent one time passwords via SMS.

Cloud maybe the next big thing as a delivery method, but what will you be using to secure it?

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