August 5, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Comodo, a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, has announced that it has extended its Two Factor Authentication solution so that now it supports Microsoft's Outlook Web Access and SharePoint server applications, two of the most widely used email and collaboration platforms on the market today. Comodo Two Factor (TF) is an innovative PKI based solution that uses digital certificates, with its easy deployment and cost effective structure, as a strong form of authentication. Most significantly, user adoption is virtually seamless because once the digital certificate is installed; the user does not need to add any authentication steps to their current login processes.
Comodo Two Factor (TF) Authentication is a high performance security solution that delivers innovative and economical benefits to business customers, requiring an enhanced level of user authentication and protection for sensitive online information. Comodo TF is able to offer a true two factor solution because it always maintains a "something you know + something you have" two factor authentication rule, without the need for costly physical "tokens. In additional to strong, digital certificate authentication Comodo TF can also serve single use passwords delivered via SMS messaging, voice message, and/or personal security questions. This flexibility provides maximum policy compliance, security and an ease of use requiring little to no end-user or administrator intervention.
Comodo TF Overview:
* Highly flexible and configurable proxy-based authentication solution that can be deployed in hours
* Leverages Comodo's Public Key Certificate Authority Infrastructure, widely recognized as supplying one of the strongest forms of authentication and encryption service available
* Low cost automates the digital certificate issuance and management keeping administrative overhead to a minimum. No modification to existing applications
* Easy to Use simple client account setup conveniently allows continued use of existing usernames and passwords. Certificates are automatically installed.
"The continuing need to authenticate online users is a critical business function," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo. "Our goal with Two Factor was to create a solution that has the highest level of secure authentication yet is easy for consumers and businesses. Now that Comodo's Two Factor supports Outlook and SharePoint, millions of users can benefit from this strong form of authentication."