Perhaps the greatest obstacle to the mainstream embrace of token-based, two-factor authentication technology has been its price. The required investment in hardware, software and two factor tokens was simply overwhelming for most smaller companies
Mercer Island, WA. (PRWEB) November 13, 2006
MyPW LLC today announced that CoCCA (Council of Country Code Administrators Limited) has selected MyPW's hosted authentication service for its two-factor password solution.
MyPW will be used to control access to the Internet registries of dot-AF (Afghanistan), dot-CX (Christmas Island), dot-KI (Kirbati), dot-DM (Dominica), dot-NF (Norfolk Island), dot-TL/TP (Timor-Leste, formerly East Timor), dot-MU (Mauritius) and dot-GS (South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands) with its patent-pending hosted authentication service.
"We have national governments, commercial entitles and private citizens relying on the security of our registry system. With registrars in diverse geographic locations requiring access, restricting by IP or establishing VPN's was not practical or desirable," said Garth Miller, Director of CoCCA. "Incorporating MyPW into the CoCCA system greatly enhances the security we already have in place, with the added bonus of being simple to implement and operate -- we had it integrated with our systems in just hours."
CoCCA registry systems manage a steady flow of private information to and from its various Top Level Domain registries, and MyPW -- used in conjunction with secure certificates and IP white list -- was selected precisely because its service will provide CoCCA members with the security they need to prevent unauthorized access to their TLD systems without overburdening systems administrators and CoCCA registrars.
An additional benefit for CoCCA is that one MyPW token offers CoCCA's registrars access to all the various registries, eliminating the need for registrars to carry a separate security device for each individual TLD.
"MyPW's hosted service enables us to protect our registry services with an extremely effective yet low-cost, two-factor authentication solution that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive to implement and manage," added Miller.
Brian Cartmell, CEO of MyPW, stated that this is exactly the reason he founded MyPW.
"Perhaps the greatest obstacle to the mainstream embrace of token-based, two-factor authentication technology has been its price. The required investment in hardware, software and two factor tokens was simply overwhelming for most smaller companies," said Cartmell, "but our service is five to ten times less expensive than any of our single solution competitors while remaining just as effective. CoCCA is a textbook example of why a service like MyPW needed to exist, and we're very happy to have them on board as one of our early adopters."
CoCCA was established as an inclusive forum for collaboration among those trustees of ccTLDs that support responsible administration of the DNS, accountability models and industry self-regulation. CoCCA is a non-profit, member-owned company. CoCCA members (among the worlds smallest ccTLDs) are collaborating on software and systems development in order to realize economies of scale in software development and registry administration. Please visit http://www.cocca.cx
MyPW is a revolutionary, patent pending service that brings the proven technology of two-factor password authentication to the mainstream consumer market. Simplifying the integration process and dramatically lowering the costs, MyPW's hosted-service model means there are no servers for you to monitor and/or maintain -- everything can be accomplished via the MyPW API and website.
Until MyPW, token-based two-factor authentication systems required separate devices to access each unique protected system. Now, the same device can be used across all sites using MyPW! And because there is no sharing of personal information with MyPW (we only know the user's MyPW ID or device ID, not their login or password information), it is completely private and secure.
MyPW is low-maintenance and low-risk. There are no large, upfront purchases and no lengthy contracts required. You can try MyPW with as many (or as few) users as it takes to see if the service works for you, and you only pay for the number of people who are actively using the system.
MyPW was founded in 2005, and is a privately held company based in Mercer Island, Washington. For more information about MyPW. Please visit http://www.mypw.com.