When Carolina Bank wanted to strengthen the security of remote log-ins for employees, the business chose SMS PASSCODE for a multi-factor authentication solution.
The technology company announced the successful implementation for the bank whose small IT team was in search of a solution for employees working remotely.
“They are using Citrix as the platform for providing the remote access, and Citrix out of the box does not come with multi-factor authentication,” says Henrik Jeberg, managing director of SMS PASSCODE in the U.S. “So what SMS PASSCODE does on top of the Citrix platform and many other platforms providing remote access is that we sort of inset the log-in procedure, and that means that there is the server sitting on top of your active directory.”
“If you have your users in an active directory and you have implemented the necessary remote access platforms like Citrix, then you put a server component on top of the active directory – in this case SMS PASSCODE – and then we allow users to log in remotely with that extra level of security,” Jeberg says.
In this case, the MFA involves a known user, a password, and a challenge question sent to the user’s mobile phone. If the question is answered correctly, the user is logged in.
Jeberg says the Carolina Bank implementation is significant because – in the continued migration toward mobility – he’s seeing a lot of traction in the banking sector.
“A lot of companies want to make it possible for their employees to log in from the outside…in a secure way,” Jeberg says. “It’s a very easy implementation process, and it’s a very low footprint solution.”