Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Endpoint

7/2/2007
03:22 AM
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Mobile Phones Generate Passwords

New app puts two-factor authentication on handset

New software from Secure Computing could soon let your mobile handset serve as a second factor of authentication for remote access to the enterprise network.

Secure Computing on July 9 will officially roll out SafeWord MobilePass, which generates one-time passcodes from a user's mobile phone, Dark Reading has learned.

"It's an alternative to the hardware token," says Stuart Rauch, director of product marketing for Secure Computing. "Since a lot of [enterprise] users have mobile phones with them now all the time, they can have this installed on the phone so they don't have to carry a hardware token."

Secure Computing has already begun quietly shipping the MobilePass application to some of its customers. The catch is that it's a tool for the company's SafeWord PremierAccess 4.0 authentication management software for remote access using Microsoft's Active Directory.

The user basically pulls up the app on a phone, pushes a button, and it generates a one-time password for logging onto the corporate network. MobilePass works on BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, and J2ME-enabled mobile devices, and Secure Computing plans to make the software available for Windows-based laptops and desktop machines as well.

Secure Computing's PremierAccess software starts at about $100 per user.

— Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading

  • Secure Computing Corp. (Nasdaq: SCUR) Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Executive Editor of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio

    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
    More Insights
  • Comments
    Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
    News
    Former CISA Director Chris Krebs Discusses Risk Management & Threat Intel
    Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  2/23/2021
    Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
    Security + Fraud Protection: Your One-Two Punch Against Cyberattacks
    Joshua Goldfarb, Director of Product Management at F5,  2/23/2021
    News
    Cybercrime Groups More Prolific, Focus on Healthcare in 2020
    Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  2/22/2021
    Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
    White Papers
    Video
    Cartoon Contest
    Write a Caption, Win an Amazon Gift Card! Click Here
    Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
    Current Issue
    2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
    We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
    Flash Poll
    Building the SOC of the Future
    Building the SOC of the Future
    Digital transformation, cloud-focused attacks, and a worldwide pandemic. The past year has changed the way business works and the way security teams operate. There is no going back.
    Twitter Feed
    Dark Reading - Bug Report
    Bug Report
    Enterprise Vulnerabilities
    From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
    CVE-2021-27670
    PUBLISHED: 2021-02-25
    Appspace 6.2.4 allows SSRF via the api/v1/core/proxy/jsonprequest url parameter.
    CVE-2021-27671
    PUBLISHED: 2021-02-25
    An issue was discovered in the comrak crate before 0.9.1 for Rust. XSS can occur because the protection mechanism for data: and javascript: URIs is case-sensitive, allowing (for example) Data: to be used in an attack.
    CVE-2020-9051
    PUBLISHED: 2021-02-24
    ** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: The CNA or individual who requested this candidate did not associate it with any vulnerability during 2020. Notes: none.
    CVE-2020-9052
    PUBLISHED: 2021-02-24
    ** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: The CNA or individual who requested this candidate did not associate it with any vulnerability during 2020. Notes: none.
    CVE-2020-9053
    PUBLISHED: 2021-02-24
    ** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: The CNA or individual who requested this candidate did not associate it with any vulnerability during 2020. Notes: none.