VeriSign announced that the latest release of VIP Access for Mobile is now available for Apple iPod touch, additional BlackBerry smartphones and devices running the Windows Mobile operating system – in addition to hundreds of mobile devices supporting J2ME, an application platform for mobile devices. The application already supports Apple iPhone, BlackBerry smartphones and mobile devices from Nokia, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Sanyo, Pantech and more.
VIP Access for Mobile is a free mobile application that transforms more than 200 different mobile devices into VIP authentication credentials. VIP Authentication Service – also known as strong or two-factor authentication – offers an additional layer of protection to any number of employees, partners or customers – anyone who needs secure remote access to a network.
Two-factor authentication works by requiring each user to provide not just a username and password but also a unique one-time six-digit security code generated by a user’s VIP authentication credential.
The latest release of VIP Access for Mobile application features an enhanced download and activation process – with no text messaging required – making it easier to use VIP authentication on VIP-enabled Web sites. Additionally, support for simple copy/paste of a security code and credential ID into a mobile browser or application enhances the user experience.
VIP Access for Mobile is available today for:
- Apple iPod touch and iPhone users from the Apple App StoreM by searching the Business category for “VIP Access.” Users can also download from the iTunes App Store and sync their iPhone or iPod touch
- BlackBerry smartphones on BlackBerry App World
- Windows Mobile device users, as well as J2ME phone users, here