Tata Communications Offers Two-Factor Authentication As Cloud Service

Tata Communications has announced the launch of its managed two-factor authentication service that adds to its portfolio of Managed Security Services (MSS). The new service will help enterprises to further secure their networks and comply with security-specific certifications and regulations.

Tata Communications' managed authentication service will offer a globally consistent solution that will help organisations secure access to internal networks and infrastructure and prevent unauthorised access within and outside an organisation.

"Enterprises around the globe are leveraging mobile devices and laptops on an increasing basis, raising the risk of a security breach," said John Landau, Senior Vice President of Global Managed Services for Tata Communications. "While two-factor authentication offers far more protection for enterprises than passwords, many enterprises have delayed the adoption because of the complexity of deployment, staffing requirements and infrastructure cost. Our hosted managed authentication service addresses these challenges for customers and reduces the cost of ownership for safeguarding the enterprise against unauthorised access."

The new service from Tata Communications is hosted and authenticates users before they are granted access to their organisation's applications, data, services, and network devices. Users enter a personal identification number (PIN) and a six-digit one-time passcode displayed on a token. Depending on their security policies and end users' preferences, customers can choose to use software or hardware tokens. Software tokens provide increased convenience as users no longer need to carry a separate device. Instead, they can leverage everyday mobile devices that they already own and carry such as smartphones and PDAs, or their own desktop.

Tata Communications has teamed up with RSA, the security division of EMC, to help power the managed two-factor authentication solution.

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:25:20 IST