Published May 29, 2013
As a sponsor of the upcoming Citrix Mobility events in June, SMS PASSCODE should like to encourage you to come and join us in Paris, Munich or London. Citrix CEO and President, Mark Tempelton shares their vision for enterprise mobility, based on the simple but powerful idea that work should complement your life, rather than compete with it. This notion goes well in hand with the seamless integration and intuitive yet more secure login process of SMS PASSCODE.
For more information on the individual events and to register visit: http://www.citrixmobility2013.com
Published April 24, 2013
Today, Microsoft validated and released a Microsoft ISV Gold Certification for the latest SMS PASSCODE Version 6 product. At the same time, we released our latest SMS PASSCODE 6.2SP1 that includes the following:
Enhanced SMS PASSCODE Password Reset Module infrastructure
Building on this new popular feature, SMS PASSCODE Version 6.2 SP1 delivers further security enhancements to the Password Reset Web Site and the back-end infrastructure when published for these remote access users. Historically, the two components have resided on the same server, but in SP1, we have separated the two enabling only the Password Reset Web Site to reside in a DMZ and the rest of the Password Reset infrastructure to reside behind the firewall provides better security and flexibility. Specifically, this means that SP1 delivers, a redesign of the Password Reset module splitting it into two components: the Password Reset Web Site and the Password Reset Backend Service.
You may now install both components on the same server, if you wish the same infrastructure as previously, or alternatively install them on separate servers. E.g. you may install the Password Reset Web Site in a DMZ, while installing the Password Reset Backend Service on the LAN side. This will provide better protection of the password reset mechanism, in case the DMZ is compromised.
Remote Desktop Web protection / Windows Server 2012
SMS PASSCODE supports protection of Microsoft Remote Desktop environments on both Windows Server 2008 (x86/x64), Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. This is supported both directly on the RD Session Hosts via SMS PASSCODE Windows Logon Protection or on the RD Web/RD Gateway access level via SMS PASSCODE IIS Web Site Protection. Starting from Windows Server 2012, the RD Gateway infrastrucure has been redesigned which requires Windows Server 2012 to have protection on each Remote Desktop Session host with the SMS PASSCODE Windows Logon Protection component. Please consult the SMS PASSCODE Administrator’s Guide for more details. SP1 includes modifications to accommodate for this configuration change.
Published April 15, 2013
Today, we announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named SMS PASSCODE, a Bronze winner of the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in the Authentication Solution category. The security industry celebrated its 9th Annual 2013 Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco by honoring excellence in every facet of the industry including products, people behind the successes and best companies. You can learn more here.
Today, the InfoSecurity Product Guide publication released the finalist for their InfoSecurity Product Guide Excellence Awards and SMS PASSCODE® was listed as a finalist in the Multi, Single or Two-Factor Authentication Solution category. The nomination is based on our Version 6 releases that included the industry’s broadest end-to-end cloud authentication platform and the innovative location aware login process. The location aware security leverages our real-time session specific log-in process to detect the users location at the point of log-in and display this location information in the SMS text message. The location information could also be used to increase or decrease the level of strong authentication based on trusted location contextual information. You can learn more about this award nomination here.
Published January 28, 2013
Tags: citrix, iphone receiver 2.0, multi-factor authentication, sms authentication, sms passcode, sms passcode authentication, sms token, two-factor authentication, VDI, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, XenApp, XenDesktop
Citrix Systems has released the latest version 5.2 of their all-in-one VDI solution. The new release fully supports the latest hypervisors, Microsoft Lync, and Windows Server 2012 virtual desktops. What is interesting to you is the fact that it also includes new Citrix integration technologies, support for CloudGateway StoreFront providing single sign-on and two factor authentication for remote users. As a long-standing Citrix technology partner, we have been anticipating this for a while and it is very good for our joint customers and partners that you now have an easy to implement VDI solution and an equally easy to implement SMS PASSCODE multi-factor solution sending the code via SMS, voice or secure e-mail. You can learn more about the VDI in a box here. You can also see the Cloud Gateway and SMS PASSCODE integrated solution here.
This week, we added Teldat GmbH to our list of strategic alliances. Teldat is a division of the Teldat Group that provides highly scalable and flexible solutions for branch networking. We have worked with Teldat engineering teams to provide a seamless and transparent very user friendly log-in experience when users access networks remotely via Teldat gateways protected with SMS PASSCODE’s technology leading multi-factor authentication via SMS, voice, secure e-mail or cloudkey solution. As part of this work certified a range of the Teldat remote access appliances to work transparently with SMS PASSCODE. To learn more visit this document.
SMS PASSCODE A/S today announced a new experienced addition to the management with the appointment of Torben Andersen as Vice President Global sales. Torben comes to SMS PASSCODE with a solid background from international sales positions with Microsoft, IBM and most recently Better Place, an innovative environmentally friendly electric car infrastructure provider. Torben holds a Master degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the Copenhagen Business School. Learn more here.