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Teresa Law | 28 May 2014 | 0 comments

A recent article in the Silicon Valley Business Journal reinforces the fact that the era of the password is over.  We all know passwords alone are insecure, and when used as the only means to secure access can be easily compromised leading to costly breaches.  Google is the latest to offer a stronger form of authentication by planning to get users to verify their identities with a “Login Challenge,” in a bid to prevent unauthorized access across all of its Web services. For example, Google will send users a text message with a verification code, which they will have to use in order to gain access to their accounts. Users will receive the challenge should the login pattern be different from users' previous attempts. The search giant noted that the move to implement two-factor...

Teresa Law | 02 May 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec User Authentication has some innovative new solutions to show you and forward looking information to share at Vision.  Please join us in our various sessions below to learn about what’s happening in authentication today… and tomorrow.

Session# 1517  Thursday  9:00am Augustus Ballroom 1

Join VIP of Product Management Nico Popp  who will  demonstrate (with some planned surprises) how we are getting to “A world without passwordshttp://bit.ly/1fqN29M 

 

Session# 1336  Monday 2:15pm  Augustus Ballroom 2

Roger Casals, Senior Director of Product Management will be talking about how our products are “Fencing the Cloud”, is it possible to use your mobile phone to open your garage door and access your email with just a...

MelanieLopez | 11 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

You may have noticed that VIP Access, the flagship mobile application for Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP), is now available to download for BlackBerry 10 devices! Download the free app from BlackBerry World.

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Symantec VIP Access is a free download available for over 900 mobile device models, including BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. Symantec VIP enables enterprises to secure access to networks and applications while preventing access by malicious unauthorized attackers. 

Download our free Trialware to test drive Symantec VIP for your company.

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Amit Chakrabarty | 10 Jan 2014 | 2 comments

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Hello and welcome to 2014! As we roll in the new year and with our individual list of resolutions make sure we put in protecting identity and securing our data as one of them with a firm commitment to actually carry out this resolution. As you know that 2013 ended with publishing of Snapchat users and their phone numbers. While this made media frenzy headlines, however according to Identity Theft Resource Center, there were total of 619 breaches with 57.87 million records exposed in 2013. As per the latest update, Target has revised their numbers of customers compromised in the data breach to 110 million records....

Amit Chakrabarty | 18 Sep 2013 | 2 comments

We are very excited to demo this cool feature from Symantec VIP, called VIP Mobile Push Authentication. This feature will allow users to get access to resources protected with Symantec VIP  Authentication, with just ONE click. Besides ease of use, it helps avoiding usual errors caused due to manual entry like typing in wrong passcode. 

Instead of going through complex workflow charts to understand how it all works, you can see a demo  :

(Please note this is just a demo to show case how mobile push authentication works. Actual product will look and perform differently.)