Phone-based service fights threats to corporate networks

Positive Networks announced PhoneFactor 2.1, a phone-based, two-factor authentication service which allows companies to rapidly enable two-factor authentication to secure access to their corporate networks and the data which they contain. PhoneFactor adds a second layer of security – an automated phone call – to existing login processes. It works with the user’s existing landline or mobile phone, so there are no devices to distribute or certificates and software to install.

PhoneFactor 2.1, combined with other recent releases, adds the following premium features:

  • Directory Integration Module – Automatically enable new users for PhoneFactor and update existing users by synchronizing with an existing Active Directory or LDAP server.
  • User Portal Module – Enable users to complete their PhoneFactor enrollment in minutes from any web browser. Help Desk staff can use the portal to make phone and PIN changes, create a one-time bypass, and add new users.
  • Call Rollover – If a user can’t be reached at their primary phone number (there is no answer or voice mail is detected), PhoneFactor can automatically dial the user’s backup phone number.


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