People have been spending hours, days, weeks even years, since the day passwords was invented, to figure out how to give users easy and secure access to applications and data. The solution that can help you with that is called SMS Passcode from the company CensorNet.
Why do we need it?
Most companies wish to give their users remote access their users while they are on the run. Companies are spending a lot of money on securing the company network. But how do you secure your users? The best way is multi-factor authentication. Even if the users credentials are reveled, you still need the one time passcode from SMS Passcode in order to get access.
Which systems does SMS Passcode protect?
SMS Passcode can help to protect a great variety of systems. Just to name a few:
- Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop
- Remote Desktop / Terminal Services (RDP Connections)
- Microsoft Office 365
- Google Apps
- Citrix ShareFile
- Check Point
- Cisco ASA & ISE
- NetScaler & Citrix Access Gateway (CAG)
- Outlook Web Access
Get a security solution that your users want to use
Users like easy. So, if you introduce something for them that make things harder, they are not going to use it. If you force them to use it, well tell me how that went. SMS Passcode makes very easy for users to connect to the company network. If the user is located on a network, that is already trusted, the IT administrator can create policy saying, that the passcode isn’t necessary. But let’s say that the user is located on an unsecure network, the user needs to use the passcode. SMS passcode looks at different criteria and from that decide whether or not the login should go through or not or if the user needs the passcode.
Make sure to deliver
With SMS passcode, you can choose the best way to deliver the passcode to the users. Based on location, SMS Passcode chooses the best delivery method. Let’s say the user is located in a place with that is known for bad cellular coverage. The user can connect to a WiFi and get his or hers passcode through the SMS Passcode app. SMS Passcode can deliver passcodes by using:
- Text / SMS
- Phone call
- SMS Passcode App
This means that you will always have a way to make sure that the users are able to access their applications and data.
If you haven’t considered multi-factor authentication for your company yet, I strongly advise you to. If you have considered multi-factor authentication, you should most differently be looking into SMS Passcode.
If you want to hear more about SMS Passcode and what it do for your business, fell free to contact me.
You can also request a trial on SMS Passcode’s website.