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.

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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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The OneSign appliance includes OneSign Authentication Management, which increases network security by replacing Windows passwords with strong authentication options; OneSign Single Sign-On, which quickly and effectively solves password management, security and user access issues; and OneSign Physical/Logical, which integrates building and network access systems to enable location-based authentication.
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Corillian Intelligent Authentication will create a multi-layered, strong authentication solution that will help Synovus provide non-intrusive security measures that can proactively prevent online fraud from happening and increase the confidence of their customer base.
Arcot Systems provides a complete range of risk-based authentication, strong authentication and digital signing solutions that deliver secure online transactions and secure internet access to B2B and consumer portals.
NEW YORK -- Tom Cleveland, information technology security analyst for University of North Carolina Health Care System, will be speaking at the HIMSS 2007 conference that opens today in New Orleans, Louisiana, about the benefits of deploying enterprise single sign-on (ESSO) technology in conjunction with strong authentication.
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The company's unique technology and suite of products include MobiSecure Strong Authentication and MobiSecure Wallet and Vault.