The CEO of Winfrasoft, Steven Hope, recently met with the Editor of ITSecurityGuru, Dan Raywood, in London to talk about the state of the authentication market, and how it hopes to break the token to server silo mantra.
the developer of the award-winning PINgrid soft-token authentication solution, today announces its membership of
the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry
consortium revolutionising online authentication with standards for strong
“We are excited to welcome our newest
associate member Winfrasoft,” said Michael Barrett, FIDO Alliance president.
“The FIDO vision of universal strong authentication promises better security,
enhanced privacy, more commerce and expansion of services throughout digital
industries. Winfrasoft’s addition to our Alliance supports our industry goal to
make user authentication easier and safer for all parties.”
CEO of Winfrasoft, Steven Hope states:
“Winfrasoft has joined the FIDO Alliance as we share the vision to break the
token<->server silo mantra.” Hope adds: “The global demand for our PINgrid
solution, from organisations of all sizes and sectors, suggests that the market
is beginning to break free from inflexible hard-tokens and unsecure password-based
authentication. Through the creation of a standards-based foundation the FIDO
Alliance will open up a world of opportunities for vendors and end-user
organisations and deliver huge benefits to consumers.”
To learn more about why businesses and
consumers all want to see an end to password-based authentication and how the
PINgrid solution works visit: www.pingrid.org.
Opportunity For Channel To Add Pattern-Based Authentication Solution To
Their Portfolio As Organisations Look For Password Alternatives
Winfrasoft, today announces its new global Reseller
Programme, which now offers deal registration and discounts of up to 40% on its
authentication solutions including the award-winning PINgrid. By adding pattern-based 1.5 and 2 Factor
Authentication to a reseller’s portfolio they are able to capitalise on the current
demand to find an alternative to password-based verification and the need for
authentication from anywhere and on any device. PINgrid uses number grid-based patterns rather than passwords or clunky keyring tokens, to provide 1.5, two and even three factor authentication and transaction verification for applications such as: Internet banking, e-commerce sites, corporate network access, mobile apps and door access systems. The solution utilisies 256bit FIPS compliant cryptograpgic algorthims and is underpinned by OATH logic. It can be implemented standalone, or easily integrated within exisiting apps and websites using the PINgrid SDK.
When the customer needs to authenticate themselves they look at a challenge grid presented to them on screen that is populated with seemingly random numbers from 0 to 5. They simply type the digits that fall within their memorable pattern to create a One Time Code.
Sales and Marketing Director at Winfrasoft, Alissa Lang explains: “We are providing resellers with a way to win new business, by offering affordable and strong authentication solutions for organisations that are either looking to replace their existing hard-token system, or those who want better security, but have found traditional token-based solutions way out of their price range.”
Platinum and Gold members of the Winfrasoft Reseller Programme benefit from a dedicated Account Manager, deal registration, free telemarketing and marketing activities, sales incentives and promotions, qualified sales opportunities and pre-sales support, training, live product demonstrations for prospects and technical support. Companies interested in joining the Winfrasoft Reseller Programme please email: email@example.com.
AuthCentral 2.8 Update 1 is now available for download. This first update to the current version includes various fixes, improvements and extra features. Existing AuthCentral installations an be upgraded in place to the latest version. A key new feature is full support for AuthCentral to be installed onto Windows Server 2012, including 2012 R2! The download is available here: http://winfrasoftdownload.com/authcentral/WinfrasoftAuthCentral2.8.5701.0.zip
The Winfrasoft PINgrid Java SDK is the essential tool for developers wanting to integrate PINgrid technology into Java projects. The SDK includes a compiled JAR file with ready to use class and sample code to get started.
Winfrasoft announces the availability of Appliance Update 1.0 This update improves the security of the SSL cryptographic hardening & enables newer protocols. It also improves system reliability by resolving a minor memory leak issue. The update can be applied to all Winfrasoft Gateway TMG and UAG appliances, and AuthCentral appliances with build numbers 4.0 through to 4.3. SSL Security Hardening update: Applies additional SSL cryptographic hardening by disabling insecure renegotiations and enabling TLS 1.2 & 1.2. Uninstalling this update will remove the additional SSL lockdown settings. Verify the results using the Qualys SSL Labs test tool - https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ Windows Hardware Management update: Update to the Winfrasoft plugin for the Windows Hardware Management service to rectify a memory leak issue. This update can NOT be removed.
Note: This update is already included in build 4.3.131016 and is not available for installation.
Winfrasoft is pleased to announce the immediate availability of updates to both VPN-Q 2009 and VPN-Q 2010 which includes full support for Windows 8.1 - a week before Windows 8.1 is officially released! VPN-Q 2009 Service Pack 3 and VPN?-Q 2010 Service Pack 2 are supported on Windows 8.1 down to Windows XP and are free updates for existing customers. Download the updates today from http://www.winfrasoft.com/vpnq. VPN-Q 2010 is a multi-layer remote access gateway solution which implements real-world security principles by layering strong authentication, health state checking, quarantine control, network access controls and protocol filtering in a single solution.