Gemalto is introducing the Protiva Mobile OTP, a new way for businesses and their employees to deploy two-factor authentication, by using their mobile phones. The company also announced that its Strong Authentication (SA) Server and Protiva OTP Tokens have been integrated with Microsoft DirectAccess.
The Protiva Mobile OTP is part of Gemalto’s Protiva Strong Authentication family, which encompasses the validation server and a range of Protiva authentication application software and authentication devices that allow businesses to choose the solution that best fits their needs. One Time Password (OTP) replaces static passwords with strong authentication and provides a convenient additional level of security for transactions and access control.
Protiva Mobile OTP works with the popular handset platforms used in business today, including Blackberry, iPhone, including the handsets running Java, Windows CE and Brew. Employees simply need to download Gemalto’s secure app onto their mobile phone, which is setup to immediately generate and receive OTPs using the phone as the interaction and computing device.
Combining the mobile credential with their username and one-time-password grants employees the appropriate access to company resources such as a VPN, intranet, mail directory, digital signature, mail and Web pages. Protiva Mobile OTP is simple for IT administrators to deploy and provision, and is compatible with the majority of industry-leading IT infrastructure elements.
This Strong Authentication (SA) Server and Protiva OTP Tokens integration with Microsoft DirectAccess enables two-factor authentication for remote access to enterprise Web sites and applications.
“Enterprises looking to add another layer of security to DirectAccess will find that Gemalto’s Protiva SA Server and OTP tokens are extremely simple to provision and implement. Securing their entire mobile workforce is quick and cost-effective,” said Tom Flynn, vice president, Online Authentication and eBanking for Gemalto North America.
Gemalto will demonstrate these strong authentication server solutions at booth #1945 at RSA Conference 2011 this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.