On-demand multi-factor authentication for Salesforce CRM

Arcot Systems today announced the availability of its Arcot A-OK On-Demand multi-factor authentication and single sign-on service on the Force.com AppExchange from salesforce.com. Built using the Force.com platform, the service is Force.com AppExchange certified and immediately available for deployment.

The Arcot A-OK On-Demand service verifies and protects online identities and data of Salesforce CRM and other SaaS applications with an extra layer of access security. It guards Salesforce CRM users with a transparent software credential, the ArcotID, that is unique to each individual. With secure single sign-on users will have one password that, when combined with the ArcotID, will allow secure access to any SaaS application.

A-OK On-Demand can help protect Salesforce CRM users from phishing, man-in-the-middle and other Internet attacks. It is transparent to users, who continue to login as they always have with their familiar username and password. There are no tokens or cards to carry and A-OK On-Demand installs in minutes using standard Salesforce CRM admin interfaces. The price of one dollar per user per month includes 24 x 7 email and telephone support.

Arcot hosts all the components necessary to deliver Arcot A-OK On-Demand in its data center, eliminating the need for customers to install, manage or maintain any hardware or software on their own servers. In addition to its on-demand service, Arcot offers in-house authentication solutions for clients who want to host the software themselves, and delivers authentication and digital signature services for on-demand applications.