authentication token

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authentication token

A security device given to authorized users who keep them in their possession. To log in to the network, the security "card" or "token" may be read directly like a credit card, or it may display a changing number code that is typed in as the password or in addition to a primary password. USB-based tokens plug directly into the computer.

The code can also be implemented entirely in software, and these "soft tokens" can be generated in a PC or smartphone. See SecurID card, challenge/response, authentication and security protocol.
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There are different ways to deploy two-factor authentication, including via hard token (a physical device) or soft token (SMS to your mobile phone).
Unlike traditional banks mainly employs physical security device, which is also known as hard token, and Short Message Service One-time Password (SMS OTP) as 2FA tools, GES use mobile application, which is also known as a soft token, as the security device which seamlessly combines the convenience of SMS OTP with the security of token technology.
Entrust's Arabic soft token is deployed in two of the largest financial institutions within the GCC, with more than 6 million total users in the region.
Control over which soft token platform is used in a particular environment (e.
0 provides a one-time passcode on the user's mobile by downloading a soft token as an app for those users that need the extra security in areas that can't rely on GSM coverage.
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By implementing a soft token strategy for authentication of third party administrative users, enterprises can offer mobile flexibility, reduce costs and conform to the very highest security policies.
digibank has an embedded soft token security, preventing the need to wait for SMSs to arrive and delivering even stronger security for transaction authorization.
An agreement has been made to include the MobiSecure soft token from Diversinet Corp (OTC:DVNTF), a mobile-based personal authentication and security service provider, on the TrustedFlash Cards from SanDisk Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK), a supplier of flash data storage card products.
In addition, the latest updates in Citrix Receiver for Android include RSA soft token integration and support for Citrix CloudGateway[TM].
There is natural language technology, with which the phone can understand what customers are telling, and embedded soft token security, replacing the need for one-time passwords through SMS.