/EINPresswire.com/ Copenhagen, June 9, 2010 – SMS PASSCODE(R) – The technology leader in two-factor authentication via SMS, today announced a new version 4 delivers the broadest two-factor sms authentication support in the industry including protection of user acces to Citrix XenApp for application virtualization, XenDesktop for desktop virtualization, Microsoft Remote Desktop as well as VMware Virtual Desktop infrastructure. These new platforms extend the already industry leading support for VPN, SSL VPN, Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint and other technologies.

When an IT organization deploys a virtualized desktop infrastructure, all users essentially get a central “virtual” desktop that is accessed remotely. The benefit is easier user PC management but the tradeoff is that all the IT resources including the PC, applications and data are accessible if the users identity is compromised. This fact drives the need for increased two-factor authentication. SMS PASSCODE Version 4 introduces a easy to use yet more secure protection when compared to legacy hardware token based two-factor authentication.

“We are already widely used for accessing Microsoft’s remote desktop and Citrix Systems’ XenApp virtual technologies. We have taken this virtual lead and now extended it to all virtual desktop initiatives” says David Hald, CEO at SMS PASSCODE. Specifically, the new version 4.0 extends the award winning SMS PASSCODE solution with the following virtual desktop support:

* Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp: The Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp solutions have a range of access methods that are supported including a seamless integration into the web interface portal access and the access gateways & Netscaler.
* Microsoft Remote Desktop Services: Microsoft has a set of access methods spanning from direct login via windows login (Gina and Credentials Provider) or via the Remote Desktop Web and Gateway services. Support is announced for all of these access scenarios including a unique support for single-sign-on configurations.
* VMware View Virtual Desktop: SMS PASSCODE is the first SMS two-factor authentication provider to support the VMware Client and View portal access technologies including supporting a series of differentiated login configurations based on the user being local or remote or based on the given user that accesses a given virtual desktop.

In addition to the extensive VDI support, version 4 also introduces native support for Microsoft ISA / TMG server and memopasscodes™, a new innovation in ease-of-use capability by enabling easy-to-remember code combinations yet generated to be fully compliant with random code requirements.

More details about SMS PASSCODE4.0 can be found at: http://www.smspasscode.com/product/version4

To learn more about SMS PASSCODE or try it out live on your own mobile phone, visit: https://demo.smspasscode.com

SMS PASSCODE(R) is the leading technology in two-factor authentication via SMS text messaging protecting against the rise in internet based identity theft. SMS PASSCODE(R) offers a more secure login process, out-of-the-box protection of the standard login systems such as Citrix, Cisco, Microsoft, Juniper and other IPsec and SSL VPN systems as well as websites. Installed at thousands of sites, this is a proven patent pending technology. In the last year, SMS PASSCODE has been awarded to the prestigious Red Herring 100 most interesting tech companies list, a Secure Computing Magazine Top 5 Security Innovator, InfoSecurity Best multi-factor / two-factor authentication solution and most recently a Citrix Solution of the Year Finalist. For more information visit: http://www.smspasscode.com.

For more information, please contact Lars Barthold Nielsen, SMS PASSCODE, at [email protected] or mobile phone +45 21 26 81 98.

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