/EINPresswire.com/ Copenhagen, June 22rd, 2010 – SMS PASSCODE(R) – The technology leader in two-factor authentication via SMS, has released a new version 4 that delivers industry leading two-factor SMS authentication support to a broad palette of Citrix virtualization solutions including Citrix XenDesktop(R). The solution extends the existing support for Citrix products such as Citrix XenApp™ for on-demand application delivery and Citrix XenServer(R) for running SMS PASSCODE in a virtualized server environment, as well as Citrix Receiver™, Citrix Access Gateway™ and Citrix Netscaler(R).

When an IT organization deploys virtual desktops, all users essentially get a central “virtual” desktop that is accessed remotely. The benefit is easier user PC management and a single-point of access. The single point of easy access to all the IT resources drives the need for increased security and two-factor authentication is an ideal solution for that. SMS PASSCODE Version 4 introduces an easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy and more secure protection when compared to legacy hardware token based two-factor authentication alternatives.

“SMS Passcode has been a long-standing Citrix Ready partner and a Citrix Ready Partner of the Year Finalist this year. New support for Citrix XenDesktop extends the work we have already done together for Citrix Ready verified SMS based two-factor authentication for Citrix virtualization solutions, including Citrix Receiver for iPhone ,” says John Fanelli, VP, Solutions and Communities, Citrix Systems.

Specifically, the new version 4.0 extends the award winning SMS PASSCODE secure two-factor authentication solution to also encompass XenDesktop two-factor authentication within the native Windows XP Gina or Windows Vista and Windows 7 Credentials provider login. “We are already widely used for accessing Citrix XenApp. We have taken this virtual lead and now extended it to all virtual desktop initiatives as well, where we deliver a more secure two-factor authentication login process at a low cost, ease of use and with deployment being a fraction of legacy tokens” says David Hald, CEO at SMS PASSCODE.

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 live on your own mobile phone, visit www.smspasscode.com.

SMS PASSCODE(R) is a technology leader in a new generation of two-factor authentication via SMS that offers a more secure and easy to deploy solution to protect against the modern threats on the internet.

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