Pioneering Technology from SecurEnvoy Finally Renders the Password Obsolete

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Apr 12, 2015 05:05 pm PST

Prototype with Windows 10 NFC capability to be demonstrated at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on 20-24th April 2015

The way we access our digital lives is on the cusp of radical change. Passwords will finally become a thing of the past, as a revolutionary new way of two factor authentication dispenses with the password altogether. SecurEnvoy, leading innovator in the field of two factor authentication, announces today the prototype of its latest OneSwipe authentication tool, built upon Windows 10’s new near field communication (NFC) capability to securely authenticate a user’s identity via a simple tap of their phone. The prototype will be demonstrated at this year’s RSA conference in San Francisco on stand 112.

“Since the dawn of the digital age, we have signed up to the password, trusting in its ability to keep our digital lives safe from thieves and those who would mean us harm,” comments Steve Watts, co-founder of SecurEnvoy.

“As cybercrime reaches endemic proportions and computing power doubles every two years, the humble password, however elaborate, is now alarmingly susceptible to a brute force attack. We’ve recognised that whilst two-factor authentication as it currently exists eliminates the flaws of the traditional password, without simplicity it will never truly replace it. That’s why we’ve created OneSwipe with NFC capability. A pin. A tap. And you’re in.  It’s that simple,” says Watts.

SecurEnvoy OneSwipe provides a simple and intuitive user experience, whilst boasting the same strength as SecurEnvoy’s popular two factor authentication suite. Removing the need to remember lengthy URL’s, passwords and user IDs, a user simply has to choose the account they want to activate, enter a four digit pin and tap their phone against any Windows 10 enabled PC or tablet  device. This then automatically launches the chosen URL in the browser and automatically logs in. SecurEnvoy plans to bring the one tap technology to Android and iOS later this year.

The current OneSwipe technology uses a onetime  QR code generated every thirty seconds on a user’s device, which is then held up to a forward facing camera on a computer instead of an NFC tap. All current OneSwipe users will be upgraded to include NFC as the technology rolls-out to different platforms in the coming months; device permitting.

The Windows 10 developer tooling preview was made available to Windows Insiders on 23rd March 2015, whilst Microsoft continues to work on finishing Windows 10.

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About SecurEnvoy:

securenvoySecurEnvoy is the trusted global leader of mobile phone based Tokenless® two-factor authentication. Its innovative approach to the multi-factor authentication market now sees millions of users benefitting from its solutions all over the world. Controlling endpoints located across five continents, SecurEnvoy design innovative two step verification solutions that leverage both the device the user carries with them and their existing infrastructure. The solutions are the fastest to deploy and the most secure in the industry. With no hardware or deployment issues, the ROI is dramatically reduced and easily managed.With its channel centric approach, SecurEnvoy continues to expand its revenue and profitability year-on-year through its options to host on-premise, MSP or Cloud. SecurEnvoy has customers in government, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, retail, telecommunications, charity, legal, and construction sectors. Its integration partners include some of the world’s largest blue-chip organisations such as Juniper, AEP, Sophos, Citrix, Fortinet, Cisco, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, and Microsoft. For more information please visit here

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