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Meeting CoCo with 2FA

Date: Jan 30, 2013

Category: Blog

Meeting the Code of Connection (CoCo)

As part of the Government Code of Connection all remote access users connecting to the GCSx network, must use two-factor authentication instead of simple passwords. The preferred approach is to use a tokenless solution.

Tokenless authentication delivers a one-use passcode to the user’s mobile phone or any mobile device via an SMS text message. The user combines this passcode with their own PIN to gain access to the GCSx network. This approach is cost-effective and easy to use and manage plus there are no hardware tokens to purchase, deploy and control.

Over 20 local authorities currently use SecurEnvoy’s tokenless strong two factor authentication (2FA) solution, making SecurEnvoy the local government’s preferred supplier.

We offer a fully manged cloud-based service to further help meet budget cuts and the need for flexibility.  With no token deployment required, no additional databases or infrastructure, we can deploy strong two factor tokenless authentication for up to 20,000 users in less than hour and manage on your behalf using our online portal.

SecurEnvoy can also run alongside your existing authentication deployment for easy migration.

“The main goal was to achieve CoCo compliance, while keeping any new systems as user-friendly as possible. In this tight economic period we wanted to do this without wasting council money on unnecessary expenditure. Ultimately, we’ve saved money and our systems are more secure than ever, so we achieved everything we set out to do.” Cambridge City Council

You can read the full case study here: Case Study Cambridge City Council

Visit our strong authentication webpage for more information.

 

 

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