two-factor authentication

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two-factor authentication

The use of two independent mechanisms to verify the identity of a user, such as a password and smart card or a password and fingerprint scan. In these examples, people not only type in data but the smart card and fingerprint are unique physical objects that are difficult to duplicate.

Text a Security Code
Another method sites can employ is that after users log in with a password, a code is texted to their cellphone. Copying that security code from the phone into the login process provides the second authentication method. See authentication, smart card, password and one-time password.
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Analysis of the Strong Authentication and One-Time Password (OTP) Market http://www.
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Authenex, a developer of strong authentication and encryption applications, has announced that the Authenex Strong Authentication System (ASAS) supports Microsoft's enterprise firewall, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000.
com, the first Internet-based healthcare application services provider (ASP), has announced that Arcot's WebFort software provides strong authentication for users of iRetrieve, infoMedX.
This significantly updated document reflects the current state-of-the-art of strong authentication technology and also sets the vision for the future.
The lack of strong authentication in the online space is demonstrably one of the most significant causes of identity theft," said Michael Barrett, co- chair of the Liberty Alliance Identity Theft Prevention Group, and VP Security/Utility Strategy at American Express.
These companies must integrate strong authentication technologies into their storage infrastructures to ensure a `hacker proof' network.
BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France -- nCryptone, a key player in the field of strong authentication solutions, and Inteligensa, a latin-american company specializing in the development and the implementation of intelligent solutions for mass market, join their expertise to transform cellphones into Tokens that are both simple to deploy and to use.
the innovators of strong authentication for the real world, today announced survey results that provide insights into the challenges enterprises face in implementing and using secure authentication -- and desired solutions for meeting these challenges.
As part of the agreement, Intel will integrate VASCO's Digipass(R) family of strong authentication and digital signature products into Shiva(R) Access Manager (SAM) 5.