Identity And Access Management | Two Factor Authentication




Two-factor Authentication Solutions


Most two-factor authentication solutions have multiple options, such as using hardware tokens, software tokens or tokenless authentication by utilising SMS mobile phone technology.

Vendors tend to provide their own agents and/or radius functionality to ensure compatibility of the service by utilising built in Radius or a customised vendor built agent for that application.

It is important to ensure the two-fa vendor has the ability & flexibility to support the software that requires two-fa including any bespoke software that may be introduced further down the line. For example, one would need to ensure the authentication vendor supports their firewall for VPN access, Citrix environment, Microsoft workstations, UNIX servers, web applications, or whatever they may need additional authentication for.




Active Identity specialises in identity solutions providing strong authentication products that offers various authentication methods.


Authenex delivers two-factor authentication, secure mobility and secure mobile storage solutions.


Authentify provides organisations with a layer of security for any online process. The Authentify service provides automated out of band authentication (OOBA) that enables organizations to perform real-time, multi-factor user authentication during an Internet session.


Celestix HOTpin integrates with Microsoft IAG to provide tokenless two-factor authentication.


CryptoCard offers a two-factor service in the cloud known as Crypto-MAS and also has an on-site solution known as BlackShieldID.

Deepnet is a dedicated two-factor authentication vendor with a number of two-factor authentication options.


DynaPass Inc offers two-factor authentication solutions which utilises a one-time password transmitted through a mobile network.


Feitian Technologies delivers authentication products and has a focus in developing smart card authentication solutions. Feitian delivers one time password through hardware tokens.


FireID is a provider of mobile two-factor authentication. FireID can use hardware tokens, software tokens or one time password authentication using SMS technology.


Gemalto is a digital security company and provides one time password tokens for mobile users.


ID Control delivers strong authentication and encryption solutions in its range of product offerings including ID Control USB Token, OTP Key, HandyID, MessageID, RiskID, MailID and KeystrokeID.


Kobil specialises in two-factor and smart card authentication solutions.


Login People provides a secure way to remotely access the network. This is achieved by a user logging in with a piece of her/his own equipment, and with the solution knowing the DNA of its equipment, it grants them access.


PORTSYS UK provides a product known as PointSharp ID that is able to offer two-factor authentication in various ways for the Microsoft environment.


RSA is a security vendor with a number of security solutions and a leader in the two-factor authentication market. RSA's two-factor authentication product is known as SecureID.


SafeNet provides various security solutions and include a two-factor authentication solution. Its multi factor authentication can be achieved via a few option including hardware tokens, software applications and using certificate based authenticators.


Secure Envoy is a small and growing UK based vendor who has a lightweight and scalable tokenless two-factor authentication solution. Instead of a hardware or software token it uses SMS service via a mobile phone network as a way to transport the passcode to the end user. Secure Envoy also has a solution known as SecureICE that can be used in the event of an emergency. This is a good alternative if a full blown two-factor authentication solution is not required.


SecurStar is a security vendor and offers two-factor authentication capabilities.


Sentrybay offers a two-factor authentication solution known as Enterprise SAS.


SMS PASSCODE A/S is a provider of two-factor authentication via SMS.

Swivel is a dedicated two-factor authentication vendor. Its two-factor authentication flagship product is known as PinSafe.


SyferLock offers solutions that delivers enhanced single-factor, two-factor and multi-factor authentication through one-time passwords.


Symantec has introduced strong authentication through its acquisition of Verisign. The solution is known as Symantec VIP.


tm3 software delivers a product known as KEYTRAC that is able to identify users based on its behaviour such as the way they type.


Validsoft is a supplier of multi-factor authentication and transaction verification solutions.


Vasco is a two-actor authentication vendor with a number of product options. Vasco also provides a two-factor hosted service as well. Vasco's product is known as DIGIPASS.