June 02, 2011 -- Nashua, N.H. --Right Networks® announces its partnership with PhoneFactor, the leading provider of phone-based authentication. The new alliance is designed to provide Right Networks' customers with an additional layer of strong authentication features to further secure Right Networks' hosted desktop environment from fraudulent login. Right Networks delivers leading business applications in the cloud for customers ranging from Fortune 100 companies and large not-for-profit organizations to sole proprietorships and individuals.
Right Networks customers will now have the option to enhance the protected access to their applications and data with simple, phone-based multi-factor authentication. "The process is absolutely seamless to our users – there's nothing for users to install, no tokens or other devices to carry, and no changes to the login interface – it couldn't be any easier," says John Farrer, Chief Information Officer at Right Networks.
A user logs in just as s/he normally would by entering a username and password. Instantly, the user's phone rings, he answers and presses #, and is immediately granted access. Conversely, if an attacker attempts to log in, the user can block access by answering the phone and pressing 911#. This instantly alerts Right Networks that an unauthorized access has been attempted so appropriate countermeasures can be taken.
Right Networks' will offer its customers the PhoneFactor standard feature set which includes phone authentication, real-time alerts of fraudulent activity, centralized reporting for auditing/compliance, high availability with redundancy and fail-over, and seamless integration with the Right Networks hosted environment. In addition, a third layer of protection is available with user PIN security, a feature controlled by the hosted desktop environment administrator(s).
"Blocking fraudulent access to customer data with out-of-band multi-factor authentication is critical for cloud-based services like Right Networks," comments Farrer. "Not only is it a best practice, many of our customers have rigorous compliance mandates they must meet. We want to do everything that we can to make this process simple and convenient for them, while also providing the best multi-factor protection available to fight today's increasingly sophisticated threats."
PhoneFactor's co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Steve Dispensa agrees. "Right Networks is taking an important step in protecting its customers," notes Steve Dispensa. "Cloud-based services offer a number of distinct advantages to businesses, but it is essential that adequate security measures be employed to protect applications and data that reside in the cloud. Enterprises require even more stringent security when it comes to the cloud, including multi-factor authentication."
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PhoneFactor is a leading provider of multi-factor authentication. The company's award-winning platform uses any phone as a second form of authentication. PhoneFactor's out-of-band architecture and real-time fraud alerts provide strong security for healthcare, enterprise, banking, and website applications. It is easy and cost effective to set up and deploy to large numbers of geographically diverse users. PhoneFactor has been named to the Bank Technology News FutureNow list of the top 10 technology innovators securing the banking industry today and as a finalist in the SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards. Learn more at phonefactor.com.