Sophos and SecurEnvoy offer tokenless decryptionSecurEnvoy 01/10/2012 Industry News
SecurEnvoy and Sophos have joined forces to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) using SMS messages for full disk encryption.
The new partnership will develop a tokenless 2FA solution for laptops and other devices meeting requirements for flexible working without the worry of losing the token. SecurEnvoy will use Sophos’ SafeGuard Enterprise business-grade encryption to provide users with practical decryption, eliminating the need for physical tokens or smartcard readersAndy Kemshall, CTO and co-founder of SecurEnvoy, said: “Organisations want to enable their employees to connect remotely using any device, anywhere, any time – and in that scenario a physical device is impractical.
“Partnering with Sophos, we are the first company to bridge the gap. By offering a tokenless authentication solution, organisations no longer have to make the impossible choice between strong encryption and granting employees the flexibility they’re craving.”
James Lyne, director of technology strategy at Sophos, said: “It’s critical that organisations balance security, usability and organisational costs. Too much complexity in the password or rotation policy drives irritation in the workforce and leads to worse security as people write down their codes on stickies and put them on their desk. SecurAccess integrated with Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise provides a flexible alternative for organisations struggling with help desk costs.”