US-based Comodo, a provider of identity and trust assurance management solutions, has made a series of product enhancements to its TwoFactor solution, to make user authentication both stronger and easier for online banking customers.
The enhancements extend Comodo’s client certificate-based solution for two-factor authentication beyond home computers into the realm of public computers such as those used by online banking customers while traveling.
Through the introduction of one-time passwords designed for use at public computers, Comodo TF is now as effective as token solutions for user authentication at remote locations but do not include the high cost or challenging customer deployment typically associated with these types of solutions.
Igor Seletskiy, director of technology, said: Really useful technologies serve their intended purpose without inconveniencing their users. Striking the right balance between security and an acceptable user experience has been a challenge for many financial institutions providing authentication services – until now. Strong authentication from public computers must be easy but cannot sacrifice security. With the new enhancements to Comodo TF, we achieve true two-factor authentication anytime, anywhere in a way that is easy and intuitive for all online banking customers.