Deal adds tokenless two-factor authentication to UK reseller portfolios
Chessington, Surrey – 25th January 2010 – The security division of specialist value-added distributor Bell Micro has kick-started 2010 by signing a partnership deal with SecurEnvoy (www.securenvoy.com) to promote its SecurAccess product suite. Announced today, the agreement will see the two companies working closely together to ramp up awareness of tokenless two-factor authentication solutions in the UK channel, to ensure they quickly become a critical component of any business’ overall security strategy.
The SecurAccess product provides remote workers with ‘virtual tokens’ - essentially pass codes – which are forwarded to mobile phones, via SMS. These codes are then entered in to the system, alongside the usual login details, to enable users to access networks and emails safely. Working in this way removes the need for a mobile workforce to carry traditional hardware tokens with them, which Bell Micro believes its channel partners, and their customers, will find compelling.
“Hardware gets lost and damaged and the associated business issues, such as employee downtime, then become a nightmare for businesses of all sizes to deal with,” said Ed Callacher, Security Divisional Director at Bell Micro. “We have been pro-actively reviewing the security market for new partners to complement existing products and services and establishing a business relationship with SecurEnvoy made complete market sense. We have been very impressed by the SecurAccess technology and are confident that our partners will find a very real and immediate business benefit in being able to offer this security solution as an alternative option to the hardware token.”
SecurAccess fully integrates into Microsoft Active Directory, Novell E-Directory, Sun Directory Server and OpenLDAP. Integration is simple and requires no schema changes. No additional database’s are required which reduces costs and simplifies on-going support. Another benefit is that no software is required to be loaded on to the user’s phone which instantly eliminates complex testing, support and training issues.
Steve Watts, co-founder at SecurEnvoy, added “Mobile working is becoming the favoured option for employees who want more flexibility, but with this comes higher security risks which absolutely need to be addressed. Tokenless two-factor authentication is, without doubt, a more secure option.”
Watts continued: “There’s a growing demand for secure network access, and businesses need to feel confident that they’ve got the right supporting technologies in place to achieve this. We are confident that by working with Bell Micro, and as a result of having access to it’s channel partners, that we can have a positive impact on how UK businesses can implement both straight forward and cost-effective remote worker security policies.”
The agreement also means that Bell Micro is now pro-actively recruiting new security partners. Any reseller organisations interested in working with Bell Micro and SecurEnvoy should contact the team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SecurEnvoy (www.securenvoy.com)
SecurEnvoy provides two-factor authentication via mobile phones. Pass codes are sent to the user’s mobile phone in order to access networks or private emails. SecurEnvoy’s products - SecurAccess, SecurPassword, SecurICE and SecurMail - are adopted worldwide. Customers benefit from a reduced installation time and a zero footprint approach as no token manufacturing or remote software deployment is required, so ROI for organisations is relatively high.
SecurEnvoy distributes through the channel, providing customers the value added benefits of working with local partners. It has built up a technical and sales infrastructure that supports most languages and cultures around the world. Partners include: Juniper, Citrix, Fortinet, Sonic Aventail, Cisco, Checkpoint, Celestix, Microsoft and F5. SecurEnvoy’s customers include T-Mobile, Symantec, John Lewis, NHS and Save The Children.
Founded by Andrew Kemshall and Stephen Watts in 2003, SecurEnvoy is based in Theale, Berkshire.
For more information about SecurEnvoy and its products, visit www.securenvoy.com.
For more information about SecurEnvoy please contact
Ellen Spenceley or Lisa Gillingham at LEWIS PR
Tel: +44 (0) 117 315 8584
About Bell Micro
Bell Micro is a specialist IT distributor that occupies a central position in the IT supply chain between those companies who create IT products and services and those who supply end-users. We provide a complete service that is designed to enhance the capabilities and performance of our partners in this channel. The services and technologies we supply are wide-ranging, so too are the ways we assist our partners. For some, it is a case of ensuring the right IT products are available at the right time and cost, for others the service is more extensive with Bell Micro working in partnership to address opportunities at every stage of the technology lifecycle – from design to deployment. Bell Micro operates through three channels to market – industrial, commercial and enterprise – each of which offers a wide range of services and products from major IT vendors.
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