Security : Technology : Data Protection : File Transfer
Multi-factor Authentication File Transfer Partnership
September 23, 2014 07:00 AM
SMS PASSCODE and GlobalSCAPE have announced a strategic alliance to deliver a single solution combining mobile-based authentication and secure managed file transfer.
SMS PASSCODE’s multi-factor authentication platform now integrates with Globalscape’s secure managed file transfer solution, Enhanced File Transfer.
“High-profile breaches against major banks, retailers and federal agencies pepper the news, underscoring the need for organizations of all sizes to take steps to protect data assets. Even SMBs need to protect their data as cybercrime becomes the fastest-growing type of crime in the world, said Henrik Jeberg, managing director, North America of SMS PASSCODE. “This partnership protects companies against lost or stolen user credentials and secures the transfer of sensitive information within the network environment. We are glad to partner with Globalscape to help lock down data security for our customer’s employees worldwide.”
Globalscape EFT includes multi-factor authentication through the SMS PASSCODE platform. On a local or LDAP-authenticated site, the administrator can configure EFT to connect to SMS PASSCODE to deliver a one-time use passcode via text message (SMS), a voice call, through email, or via an app to the user’s mobile phone as part of the login process for HTTP, HTTPS or SFTP transfers.
“Technology integrations that can improve authentication security for our customers just make sense in our EFT solution. We have been hearing about phone-based authentication as a second factor for many years; it has significant usability and security improvements over the legacy token-based approach to two-factor authentication, said Greg Hoffer, senior director of engineering at Globalscape.
Codes are generated in real time when the user enters a correct username and password, and the codes are locked to the session ID of the device used to log in from for added security. Following the successful entry of the SMS code, the user has full access to their files and folders. Any user account that is configured to use SMS authentication must supply the correct user name, password and unique one-time passcode delivered to their mobile phone in order to log in.
“SMS PASSCODE has a well-designed, thoughtful implementation of phone-based multi-factor authentication. Their platform ties seamlessly into our EFT solution to provide the most secure enterprise class of secure file sharing on the market,” Hoffer said.
SMS PASSCODE is a leading provider of adaptive multi-factor authentication software, improving enterprise security and productivity by delivering an easy to use and intelligent solution that helps ensure the safety of corporate networks and applications. SMS PASSCODE authenticates users through their mobile devices, helping IT managers address evolving business needs with cloud applications and mobile security by dynamically authenticating users based on geo-location and login behavior patterns. The solution secures remote log-on systems including Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco and Juniper. Governments, telcos, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 40 countries appreciate its cost-effective, secure and easy-to-maintain offering, making SMS PASSCODE their trusted partner to securely authenticate access to services while preventing identity theft.