Kennen Sie schon die EU Know-How Richtlinie?

Veröffentlicht am Mai 25th, 2018 von Sarina Kraft

Wussten Sie, dass sie Geschäftsgeheimnisse schützen müssen?

Die DSGVO-Richtlinie ist derzeit in aller Munde. Von der EU Know-How Richtlinie hingegen haben bisher nur Wenige gehört. Dabei gibt es die Richtlinie der EU (2016/943) zum Schutz vertraulichen Know-Hows und vertraulicher Geschäftsinformationen bereits seit 8. Juni 2016. Zweck ist ein ein europaweit einheitlicher, wirkungsvoller Schutz vor Geheimnisverrat und Wirtschaftsspionage….

Verstärkung gesucht – Channel Manager DACH

Veröffentlicht am April 18th, 2018 von Sarina Kraft

SecurEnvoy GmbH sucht für den Standort München zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt einen Channel Manager DACH. Hier geht’s zur Stellenausschreibung: Channel Manager DACH Fragen und Bewerbungen richten Sie bitte direkt an muenchen@gs-company.de

SecurEnvoy auf der Citrix Synergy in Kalifornien

Veröffentlicht am April 13th, 2018 von Sarina Kraft

Sie sind von 8.-10. Mai 2018 in Anaheim, Kalifornien, auf der Citrix Synergy Konferenz? Dann kommen Sie uns doch am Stand #308 besuchen!

SecurEnvoy wächst am Standort München

Veröffentlicht am April 10th, 2018 von Sarina Kraft

Die SecurEnvoy GmbH ist zum 1. April 2018 am Standort München gleich um zwei neue Mitarbeiter reicher. Wir freuen uns auf Unterstützung im Bereich Marketing und Enterprise Account Management.

Verstärkung gesucht – Regional Marketing Manager (hired!)

Veröffentlicht am Dezember 8th, 2017 von Fabian Guter

SecurEnvoy GmbH sucht für den Standort München zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt einen Regional Marketing Manager.

Hier geht’s zur Stellenausschreibung: Marketing Manager

Fragen und Bewerbungen richten Sie bitte direkt an Fabian Guter (fguter@securenvoy.com).

SecurEnvoy gibt SecurAccess Version 9 frei

Veröffentlicht am November 7th, 2017 von Fabian Guter

SecurEnvoy, Marktführer bei Multi-Faktor-Authentifizierung, hat die neueste und fortschrittlichste Version von SecurAccess, seiner Lösung zur Benutzerauthentifizierung freigegeben. Die aktuellste Iteration bietet eine Reihe neuer Funktionen, welche die Arbeit von Administratoren und Endanwendern einfacher und sicherer machen.

Zu den neuen Funktionalitäten gehören zusätzliche und verbesserte Authentifizierungsmöglichkeiten, wie die Unterstützung für das Yubikey-Hardware Token und ein vereinfachter „Ein-Klick“-Login über NFC. Gleichzeitig können Administratoren die Vorteile erweiterter Funktionen nutzen, beispielsweise eine REST-API, um die Integration mit Anwendungen der Kunden zu vereinfachen, und ein komplett neu entwickeltes Dashboard für Administratoren, mit dem die Verwaltung und Überwachung einfacher sind als je zuvor.

SecurEnvoy verstärkt Präsenz in der D-A-CH Region

Veröffentlicht am September 29th, 2017 von Fabian Guter

SecurEnvoy kündigt die Gründung der ersten europäischen Tochtergesellschaft an, die SecurEnvoy GmbH, mit Sitz in München an.
Die SecurEnvoy GmbH ist Teil der Wachstumsstrategie und stellt die ideale Plattform dar, unsere Authentifizierungslösungen in Europa verstärkt zu vermarkten.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t need passwords?

Veröffentlicht am September 28th, 2017 von SecurEnvoy

The day of the password is numbered – and that’s a good thing for users and admins

Wouldn’t it be great to live in a world where passwords just weren’t necessary? Where we could just turn on our laptops and get on with our day without the rigmarole of logging in?

Well yes, but with an estimated 1/5th of adults having had their personal emails and social accounts hacked at some point in the last year (source), that ship has well and truly sailed.  The good news is, the days of the clunky password are numbered. It’s a method of security which has long been unfit for purpose. Not only are passwords difficult to remember, they’re easily overcome by a would-be hacker. That’s hardly a winning combination.

But security is slowly becoming second nature to even the most laggardly of technology adopters. Where security used to be the concern of the IT geek, we’re reaching a point where it’s becoming almost invisible to the non-technically minded. Our phones and our banking apps are now recognising thumbprints and swipe patterns, taking the difficulty out of password entry.

That’s great progress, and one that stands businesses in good stead:  Our personal devices are crossing the boundary into our work lives on an increasing basis – BYOD is becoming the default mobile strategy for many businesses and folding users’ personal devices into corporate security policies is now a must. Phones in particular have become an extension of ourselves – they hold extensive personal information, from correspondence to contact numbers, and their use often dictates how we expect other software and hardware to behave.

I’m not pretending BYOD doesn’t pose its own challenges, but I do believe, by enabling users’ devices to become part of a security solution, adoption is made easier and security is strengthened. Multi-Factor Authentication needs to be intuitive to work well, and too often in the past it hasn’t been. But people are used to relying on their smartphones and they’re likely to be more comfortable with them than they are with an additional hardware device, enabling them to use their phone’s features – whether a simple text message, or more recent innovations such as NFC or biometrics, you can make the leap to Two-Factor Authentication in the office almost painlessly.

SecurEnvoy has been doing this for some of the most demanding industries for years. As a company, we’ve helped hundreds of businesses and thousands of employees adopt fully compliant multi-factor authentication that is so unobtrusive it’s meant heightened security has become routine. We might not have made the login process disappear, but we’ve made it more secure and a whole lot more intuitive.

If you’re thinking about implementing multi-factor authentication within your business, take a look at our “Ten commandments of MFA” infographic, which guides you through some of the most critical elements you should be considering.

SecurEnvoy auf der it-sa in Nürnberg

Veröffentlicht am September 26th, 2017 von Fabian Guter

Auch in diesem Jahr präsentiert SecurEnvoy seine Lösungen auf der it-sa in Nürnberg vom 10. bis 12. Oktober.
Sie finden uns in Halle 10.0, Stand 112 am Partnerstand unseres Distributors ProSoft.

Hören Sie spannende Vorträge zu EU-DSGVO und sehen Sie erstmals unsere neue Version 9!

 

Security and usability – two sides of the same coin?

Veröffentlicht am September 21st, 2017 von SecurEnvoy

Security doesn’t need to put obstacles in the way of genuine users.

Data security has been in the media again in the last couple of weeks, with the NHS and other major organisations being hit by the WannaCry Malware. Many have derided the victims for running out-of-date software, and blamed users for clicking on links they shouldn’t have. While I wouldn’t go as far as that – I sympathise with the legions affected by the outages and those working to resolve the problems – there is an underlying lesson to be learnt: To be truly effective, security has to be simple.

Users are human, they click links they shouldn’t, they hit the wrong button, and frankly, most of the time they just want to get on with their jobs.

And it’s here that many systems fail. By focusing on the worst possible scenario, rather than stopping to consider the wider impact on day-to-day operations and usage, some security platforms may make you feel like you’re in Fort Knox. But if they’re making the lives of your admins or your end users more difficult, they’re failing to do their job and potentially just kicking the problem into the long grass.

Frustration leads to bad decisions and bad actions. If your admin’s overworked, patches and updates don’t get done and warnings get missed, and if your users are forced to jump through hoops, they’ll find another way to get the job done – perhaps by downloading data to a personal device to circumvent those security hoops.

It’s easy to be paranoid – in fact, in our industry it’s healthy – but in a world where users expect ease of use to be built in to every device and programme they interact with, security must pay attention to usability if it is to truly integrate with the office environment.

We’ve all been there – trying to log in to that occasionally used bank account only to give up having failed to remember the three “memorable answers” or selected the wrong digit on the 8th drop-down menu on a page. We used to put up with it as a necessary evil, but technology – and our expectations – have evolved.

A decade of simple, secure access

That’s why, over the past decade, SecurEnvoy have sought to help our clients make their businesses more secure while making their staff’s jobs easier.

Many end users probably won’t recognise our name because we don’t get in the way. After a simple but highly secure confirmation of their identity – no longer than a standard Windows login – they’re up and running, with access to all the information and applications they need. They don’t even need to remember their passwords for third party applications like Salesforce – SecurEnvoy’s single sign on has done that for them, more securely than the standard interface.

I truly believe that the key to better security is better user experience and this philosophy is what has driven SecurEnvoy’s approach to multi-factor authentication for many years. That’s why our software enables our customers to identify end users using more authentication types than any other tool on the market, and why end-users and admins alike are such fans of ours.

If you’re thinking about implementing multi-factor authentication within your business, take a look at our “Ten commandments of MFA” infographic, which guides you through some of the most critical elements you should be considering.

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    IT Security Roadshow Neuwied / Koblenz

    08:30 - 15:00food hotel, Neuwied, Germany

    Am 26. Juni 2018 macht die Ki-S IT Security Roadshow Halt in Neuwied. Erfahren Sie von renommierten Herstellern alles über Synchronized Security, Mehr-Faktor-Authentifizierung, Network Access Control und Schwachstellenanalysen in Ihrem Unternehmen.

    Fabian Guter, Regional Sales Director Europe SecurEnvoy, präsentiert Ihnen einen Vortrag zum Thema "IT-Security und Authentifizierung im Zeitalter der Digitalen Transformation" halten. Melden Sie sich jetzt über die Seite unseres Partners an: Ki-S Partnerseite

Tokenless Explained

Tokenless two factor authentication definition; What it is is a combination of two of the three alternatives; something I know, something I own or something I am such as biometric. SecurEnvoy use the something I know ( a username and a password unique to the individual) and something I have/own which is a mobile device. Either via SMS, an app, a secure email or a voice call SecurEnvoy allows the users to choose which is the favoured method of choice to the end user.

Using Apps as Authenticators

Software on a phone in the past was too difficult to deploy and manage. Now with the advent of the app stores form Apple, Blackberry, Android and Windows so its now free and easy to deploy. However its not necessarily secure, so SecurEnvoy invented a method that anyone with a smart device can have an app deployed but one that is unique and individual to each device. Only half the seed records are stored, the other half is at the server level; competitors however leave the whole seed on the device and charge for each and every one of them, moreover they are easy to lave on the device when its upgraded then leaving a potential security flaw! Lean how SecurEnvoy overcome this issue. More at www.securenvoy.com/animations/overview/animations.shtm

Sophos Encryption passwords; best practice with SecurEnvoy

Analysts Goode Intelligence discusses the best practice for managing Encryption Passwords. Specifically for Sophos SafeGuard working with tokenless leader SecurEnvoy.

Delays in SMS authentication

Goode Intelligence and SecurEnvoy discuss the SMS delays that tokenless authentication companies face and the patented [reloaded option SecurEnvoy invented and brought to market.

The History of SMS authentication - innovation

Alan Goode of Goode Intelligence speaks to Andy Kemshall of SecurEnvoy about the history of where SMS authentication came from, where was it first used and how it has progressed over the years.