SMS Passcode 6
- Published: Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Getting access from any place at any time is already for years one of the key words in many organizations. To arrange that users can get to their data and applications from outside the office, normally two factor authentication is required. In the beginning this was arranged using tokens, but such solutions are pretty expensive and users don't like to carry a physical device like a token with them in their spare time. Also the tokens were lost by the employees causing security risks and the purchase of another expensive token.
In addition to the organizational and budget questions, tokens also have technical disadvantages, because the two factor code is generated based on a time period or "valid-until-used", while you only need a code when the user is logging in to the system.
When using the real-time delivery capability of the SMS service, above challenges are solved. Nowadays a person is always carrying his mobile; a mobile is not lost that easy as a token and using SMS the token is only generated when the service is being used. SMS Passcode created by the company with the same name is the product using SMS token, which will be reviewed in this article.