Initially 750 employees to get software token application for BlackBeryy smartphones
Balfour Beatty Capital, a private sector investors in infrastructure, has selected CRYPTOCard’s CRYPTO-MAS two-factor authentication to secure remote network access for its mobile workforce.
The cloud-based solution will initially be rolled out to half of the company’s 750 staff via software token application for BlackBerry smartphones for Balfour Beatty Capital’s staff, who often work across multiple sites.
Balfour Beatty Capital’s long-standing security provider, CRYPTOCard’s offering will be integrated into the existing security suite and used across network applications, including SharePoint server and email.
CRYPTO-MAS cloud-based authentication service enables systems integrators and service providers to offer authentication as a commodity to their users via a single cloud-based platform.
Balfour Beatty Capital technical manager Harvey Seddon said some 80% of their staff use laptops and work across multiple sites most of the time, so they needed a reliable authentication solution that works on mobile devices.
"The great advantage of the BlackBerry tokens is that passwords can be accessed at any time and tokens cannot be misplaced or lost. As a cloud-based service, CRYPTO-MAS is operational anywhere, and it’s easy for us to deploy and for the staff to use. It just simply works," Seddon said.