SecurEnvoy appoints regional business development head
By Digital News Asia August 18, 2014
- 17yr industry vet Rodrigues Teh previously worked for Formis Group
- Tokenless two-factor authentication becoming increasingly popular in Asia
SECURITY vendor SecurEnvoy has appointed Rodrigues Teh (pic) head of business development for East Asia and Asean.
Tokenless two-factor authentication is becoming increasingly popular in Asia, SecurEnvoy said in a statement, adding that it is currently expanding ahead of expectations in this flourishing market as a result.
SecurEnvoy technologies allow employees to authenticate themselves securely and easily access their company networks using their mobile telephone, the company added.
Teh will assist organisations in reviewing the protection they need in the fight against the increasing IT threats originating in Asia.
He is responsible for Hong Kong/ China (divided into North and South); South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
He comes with 17 years of experience in the Asian IT market, SecurEnvoy said, having previously worked for companies such as Malaysia’s Formis Group.
His professional career has seen him work in the areas of IT security, communications security, IT process improvement, and technology consulting focusing on the financial sector, public sector, telecommunications, and large enterprises.
"The Asian market is ready for tokenless two-factor authentication,” said The.
“This method is not yet very common here, as dedicated tokens, which are impractical in a number of respects, are still used in many places.
“But the tokenless SecurAccess solution is capable of doing very well in the market here, especially in view of its level of security and cost efficiency. We are extremely confident that tokenless two-factor authentication solution like SecurAccess will be the game-changer for enterprises and the way we approach mobility security.
“There are great opportunities for us to acquire a range of new distributors and business partners for SecurEnvoy in Asia to propel us into the next phase of growth,” he added.
Tokenless two-factor authentication helps with login procedures for virtual private networks (VPNs).
In addition, employees can log into the network without needing to have a dedicated token. Instead, they authenticate themselves using a combination of their personal login details and a dynamically created passcode.
This code is sent to the employee via SMS, email or a voice call; or the employee can carry the soft token app on his or her smart device.
Combined with these frictionless technologies, a new method called One Swipe speeds up the authentication process even further, as it can be carried out completely offline, SecurEnvoy said.
This involves users generating a QR code in the associated soft token app. They then enter their login details and scans the code using a webcam on a smartphone or laptop. This allows users to prove their identity in just a few seconds, the company claimed.
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