SMSPassword: Two-Factor Authentication for Citrix Podcast – Episode 251
In episode 251, Douglas Brown interviews Dennis Smith, Founder of SMSPassword. Dennis and Douglas discuss SMSPassword’s two-factor authentication solution for Citrix NetScaler, VMware Horizon and Microsoft. Dennis explains how SMSPassword works, why we need it, what it takes to install and maintain plus so much more.
What is SMSPassword? With security being more and more important, SMSPassword allows secure two-factor authentication. The brilliant part about this system that it adapts to your existing infrastructure. It uses your existing Active Directory, and it uses your employees mobile phone to send a SMS password.
How does it work?
1. Users logon with their normal credentials.
2 After that SMSPassword will automatically send a one time/temporary password to the persons cell phone by SMS. The user enters this password, and is allowed access. This one time password expires in minutes.
There you got two-factor authentication without the need of tokens, using existing resources in your company.
Great, but is it redundant?
While single node operation is possible, SMSPassword was build with redundancy in mind. SMSPassword can be up scaled to as many nodes as your load balancer allows. Each node replies to your load balancer with a heartbeat.
If a server, service, network or something else fails, the node will be detected as ‘down’, skipping it for as long as it doesn’t respond to the heartbeat. Allowing the other nodes to continue the authentication process. Every node is self sufficient and operate autonomously.
Learn more here, http://smspassword.com/
SMSPassword Manuals: http://smspassword.com/manuals
Download free trial, http://smspassword.com/download-trial/
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About Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith is an IT architect/consultant with a focus on virtualization, application delivery and security. Dennis Smith has been working as a Citrix consultant for over two decades. Solving problems for Citrix / VMware administrators with free and paid tools. Architect of SMSPassword.com, the adaptive two-factor authentication system.
About Douglas A. Brown
Douglas Brown is the Founder and President of DABCC, Inc. Doug has more than 20 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, and server based computing technologies and markets. DABCC is the first and most visited website dedicated to all elements of virtualization and features news and resources.
Prior to DABCC, Doug worked at Citrix Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 where he developed the leading Citrix deployment system, “Methodology in a Box”, which has more than a million users. Additionally, his peers and management at Citrix named Doug Systems Engineer of the Year in 2002. From 2005 to 2016, Doug was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft Corporation for his contributions to the industry. He has also been acknowledged with the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and VMware vEXPERT awards for his continued support in the IT community. Doug speaks at leading industry events and has been a prolific author over the past 20 years.
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