CHICAGO, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Authentify, a leader in mobile, multi-factor authentication for protecting user accounts and sensitive data from unauthorized access, today announced that its Authentify xFA™ solution has been named a finalist for authentication solution of the year in Info Security Products Guide's 2015 Global Excellence Awards. Authentify, the company, has also been ranked 46th among the hot cybersecurity firms to watch in the Cybersecurity 500 compiled by Cybersecurity Ventures.
The recognition comes in the category, "Authentication Solution - Multi, Single or Two-Factor Authentication," and underscores Authentify xFA's success providing strong user credentials to defeat advanced persistent threats (APTs) and preventing data breaches.
"We are delighted to receive commendation as a Global Excellence Award finalist and also as a hot company on the Cybersecurity 500," said Peter Tapling, president and CEO of Authentify. "The war against cyberattacks is being waged every day in enterprises around the world, and for the past 15 years, Authentify has been solving the difficult authentication challenges from the front lines. Clearly there is a need for strong authentication. It's great to be recognized and know the work we do makes a difference."
The 2015 Global Excellence Awards winners will be announced on Monday, April 20, 2015, with a dinner and presentation in San Francisco. For the 15th consecutive year, Authentify representatives will be demonstrating the company's security solutions during the RSA Conference, which is taking place the same week. Visit South Hall, booth #726 from Monday, April 20 to Thursday, April 23.
About Authentify, Inc.
Authentify provides intuitive and consistent multi-factor authentication services for protecting user accounts or key information from unauthorized access. Where many authentication techniques are powerless when valid credentials are wielded by hackers and imposters, Authentify offers certainty, and certainty is power.
Authentify introduced the global security community to its phone-based user authentication services in 2001. Its original phone-based Security as a Service (SaaS) revolutionized the two-factor authentication market. Two-factor authentication (2FA), or two-step verification (2SV), has become a standard for protecting accounts of all types. Authentify xFA mobile multi-factor authentication technology, which employs app endpoints on smart devices, was introduced in 2013. For more information, visit www.authentify.com.