By Torben Andersen, Chief Commercial Officer
Last week we shared exciting news that SMS PASSCODE has formed a strategic technology alliance with Globalscape. Globalscape designs and delivers both SMB and enterprise file transfer software and services that are trusted by the U.S. Army, Fortune 100 companies, and businesses around the world. and I wanted to further highlight what this partnership means to enterprises using file transfer services today.
In recent years multi-factor authentication has changed from being a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘need to have’. We encounter it in our personal lives when i.e. paying our bills online, and accessing our social media accounts, and now it is also quickly becoming a best practice for enterprises of all sizes looking to secure access to corporate networks and cloud applications. But what about situations where employees are using various forms of file transfer solutions and FTPs to transmit data to external parties? Here it is equally important to authenticate users before granting access to these data storage facilities.
As a result of this partnership our multi-factor authentication platform now integrates seamlessly with Globalscape’s secure managed file transfer solution EFT™ (Enhanced File Transfer™). With this integration system administrators have the ability to connect EFT to SMS PASSCODE via a local or LDAP-authenticated site, to deliver a one-time-passcode via text message (SMS), a voice call, through email, or via an app to the user’s mobile phone as part of the login process for HTTP, HTTPS or SFTP transfers.
Customers benefit from enhanced security as they can easily deploy multi-factor authentication to their secure file transfer via EFT, and without compromising convenience for the users as they will benefit from the superior user experience the SMS PASSCODE platform provides.
Here is a short video that shows the login experience to Globalscape with multi-factor authentication protection.