I was turned onto this Authentication Solution recently, and I have to admit after having looked the site over that the possibilities for this type of a solution are extremely high! Cost of Ownership appears to be significantly lower than a Token Key system (think SecurID), which means Return on Investment will likely be much higher.
Here’s how it works on a pre-configured site:
- Enter your usual username and password.
- Instantly, you receive a phone call. Answer and press the pound sign (#).
- That’s It!
This simple process provides two separate factors of authentication through two separate channels (your computer and your phone service). So instead of just answering a network challenge by providing your PIN and PASSCODE displayed on your SecurID token, this service will call your cell-phone and then you enter a # into your phone.
Some advertised benefits:
- Works with any VPN, enterprise application, or website
- Eliminates the need for tokens
- Works with any phone anywhere
- Easy to setup, manage, and use
Pretty cool, huh? For more details, check out their homepage…