New York, April 8, 2015 – The way we access our digital lives is on the cusp of radical change. Passwords will finally become a thing of the past, as a revolutionary new way of two-factor authentication dispenses with the password altogether. SecurEnvoy, a leading innovator in the field of two-factor authentication, announces today the prototype of its latest OneSwipe authentication tool. Built upon Windows 10’s new near field communication (NFC) capability, OneSwipe securely authenticates a user’s identity via a simple tap on their phone. This prototype will be demonstrated at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco at booth 112.
SecurEnvoy’s OneSwipe technology provides a simple and intuitive user experience, whilst boasting the same strength as SecurEnvoy’s popular two-factor authentication suite. Removing the need to remember lengthy URLs, passwords and user IDs, a user simply:
- Chooses the account they want to activate;
- Enters a four-digit pin; and
- Taps their phone against any Windows 10-enabled PC or tablet device.
This automatically launches the chosen URL in the browser and users are automatically logged in. SecurEnvoy plans to bring this one-tap technology to Android and iOS in the near future.
“Since the dawn of the digital age, we have signed up to the password, trusting in its ability to keep our digital lives safe from thieves and those who would mean us harm,” comments Steve Watts, co-founder of SecurEnvoy.
The current OneSwipe technology uses a one-time QR code generated every thirty seconds on a user’s device, which is then held up to a forward-facing camera on a computer instead of an NFC tap. All current OneSwipe users will be automatically upgraded to include NFC as the technology rolls-out to different platforms in the coming months ─ device permitting.
“As cybercrime reaches endemic proportions and computing power doubles every two years, the humble password, however elaborate, is now alarmingly susceptible to a brute force attack. We’ve recognised that. Therefore, two-factor authentication as it currently exists eliminates the flaws of the traditional password. Without simplicity, it will never truly replace it. That’s why we’ve created OneSwipe with the NFC capability. A pin, a tap, and you’re in. It’s that simple,” adds Watts.
The Windows 10 developer tooling preview was made available to Windows Insiders on 23 March 2015, whilst Microsoft continues to work on finishing Windows 10.
SecurEnvoy is the trusted global leader of mobile phone based Tokenless® two-factor authentication. Its innovative approach to the multi-factor authentication market now sees millions of users benefitting from its solutions all over the world. Controlling endpoints located across five continents, SecurEnvoy design innovative two step verification solutions that leverage both the device the user carries with them and their existing infrastructure. The solutions are the fastest to deploy and the most secure in the industry. With no hardware or deployment issues, the ROI is dramatically reduced and easily managed.
With its channel centric approach, SecurEnvoy continues to expand its revenue and profitability year-on-year through its options to host on-premise, MSP or cloud. SecurEnvoy has customers in government, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, retail, telecommunications, charity, legal, and construction sectors.
Its integration partners include some of the world’s largest blue-chip organisations such as Juniper, AEP, Sophos, Citrix, Fortinet, Cisco, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, and Microsoft.