Fri, Mar 14 2008 15:09
Arcot brings two-factor authentication to Google Apps
Google Apps users now have a more secure way to log on to the online groupware service.
Arcot Systems on Wednesday announced that it was making its A-OK
On-Demand authentication service available to Google Apps Premier
Edition users to add another layer of security to the logon process.
Typically Google Apps users enter a username and password to get access
to the Web-based mail, calendar and groupware software, but with the
A-OK product they also use an encrypted file that is stored on their
computer to add a second factor of authentication. As with online
banking products, if the user tries to log on from a different
computer, A-OK will ask predetermined questions, such as "What high
school did you attend," before granting the user access to Google Apps.
Story at computerworld.com
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