Authenticate Your Way
Date: Jun 24, 2013
Guest post: SecurEnvoy
SecurEnvoy is pushing the boundaries of tokenless authentication; embracing every user, whatever device they carry. Users can seamlessly use any device, anywhere, to authenticate; with no costly deployment and no delays in connectivity.
The SecurEnvoy solution is simple and elegant, providing users with a choice of authentication whilst still keeping secure their one identity.
Freedom, Control and Simplicity.
So two step verification via Voice, SMS, apps or secure email. The user chooses.
Setting the next standard for the tokenless market.
The new server engine v7 is designed to offer users maximum flexibility; to this end, users can choose from a range of options for receiving passcodes – via mobile phone, smartphone, computer, tablet or laptop. For users without an internet connection or mobile reception, a landline can be used to enter the passcode using the telephone keypad. Users can simply use their existing mobile device to unambiguously identify themselves.
At SecurEnvoy, we refer to this principle of “Bring Your own Token” (BYOT) as ‘Authentication Your Way’.
Optimised SMS transmission
In order to ensure all available channels are utilised, v7 features a multi SMS gateway with smart routing. This can be used to specify an unlimited number of worldwide SMS providers, via https or modems, that can be selected based on country code, domain or priority. This new multi gateway design improves global SMS delivery and redundancy. New gateway types for VOIP and e-mail based gateway providers are also included.
Cloud with domain-based settings
Enhanced configuration options are now available for service providers delivering the SecurEnvoy product set in the form of SaaS. Most global settings are now available “per domain”, which allow multiple customer accounts to be created for each domain. These settings are also beneficial to customers that have multiple internal domains.
* New “Voice Call” token option: users receive a landline-based telephone call and enter a passcode on the telephone key pad
* More user control: switch seamlessly between SMS delivery options, select soft token app on all leading smart phones and laptops or select the new voice call token type
* Multi SMS Gateway with smart global routing permits the specifying of an unlimited number of SMS providers world wide
* Support for third party SMS Gateways that are e-mail based
* Improved cloud and multi-domain configurations with “per domain settings” for all major settings
* New “Token Type” section: allows administrator to specifying which types of token can be used
* New Soft Token for Apple Mac computers
* Support for Windows 2012 server and Windows 8 authentication
Windows 2012 and Mac compatibility
SecurEnvoy v7 is designed to fulfil the requirements of the new Windows 2012 server operating system and provides support for Windows 8 desktop login. A new Soft Token designed specifically for Apple Mac computers has now also been added, ensuring compatibility with all portable devices, including Mac laptops.
More control options for administrators
IT administrators now have an increased number of security settings to choose from. For example, temporary users can be automatically deleted after a specific period of inactivity, with a similar principle applied to outstanding rollout requests. Administrators now also have a wider range of group functions available to them and can obtain helpdesk reports directly via the user interface.
Once again, SecurEnvoy is pushing the boundaries of tokenless authentication; embracing every user, whatever device they carry. Users can seamlessly use any device, anywhere, to authenticate; with no costly deployment and no delays in connectivity. The SecurEnvoy solution is simple and elegant, providing users with a choice of authentication whilst still keeping secure their one identity.
SecurEnvoy is setting the standard for authentication; empowering the users to ‘Authenticate Your Way’.