"Out-of-Band" Authentication Utilizing Mobile Devices
StrikeForce Technologies, a company that specializes in Cyber Security for the prevention of Data Breaches, has announced that it has been granted its second patent for "Multi-Channel Device Utilizing A Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System" from the United States Patent Office.
"Being awarded this second patent for Out-of-Band Authentication is a huge win for StrikeForce," said Mark L. Kay, CEO. "This is a game-changer because it significantly strengthens our position in a rapidly expanding marketplace, as well as our efforts to enforce our patents through licensing and litigation, as previously announced in our March 28th, 2013 press release focused on infringers such as Phone Factor and First Midwest Bancorp.
"Mobile devices have become the new communication and computing norm for businesses, government, retail and pleasure; '87% of American adults now own a cell phone' (Source: Pew Research Center) and businesses are leveraging mobile devices by enabling their employees and customers to access corporate networks and websites by using their mobile devices to perform a Two-Factor Out-of-Band Authentication from anywhere at any time."
"We are very excited about the extensive market opportunity that our ProtectIDÂ Out-of-Band Multi-Factor Authentication product provides for mobile devices. ProtectID is perfectly positioned at the intersection of the hottest three trends, Mobility (e.g. iPhone, BlackBerry and Android), Cloud Computing (e.g. Google & Salesforce) and the Steep Rise of Security Threats (Man in the Middle Attacks, etc.)," says Kay. The Patented ProtectID Out-of-Band Mobile Authentication Technology can be used for the following:
- Secures access to Social Networking websites i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
- Protects online banking access
- Protects Remote Access for employees, meets 2-Factor Authentication compliance
- Government - Protects critical infrastructure and citizens against cyber attacks