The use of SMS as a security and authentication technology is gaining popularity because it is extremely convenient for end users, and it’s much more affordable than distributing and maintaining hardware-based token systems.
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) October 4, 2010
Pulse Inc., the leading supplier of enabling technologies for next-generation networks, today announced that it is supplying Hypermedia Systems’ Pro HG-7000 SMS Gateway Series to the U.S. Social Security Administration, so that authorized users can gain secure access to its Website via SMS messaging.
Two-factor SMS authentication combines robust security with the convenience and simplicity of mobile devices and SMS messages. A user looking to gain remote access simply submits a request for a unique password - which is delivered via SMS to the user’s authorized phone. SMS authentication can be centrally managed; it offers a number of security advantages over basic user name and password access; and the technology can be easily tailored to provide identity protection for all types of remote access.
“The use of SMS as a security and authentication technology is gaining popularity because it is extremely convenient for end users, and it’s much more affordable than distributing and maintaining hardware-based token systems,” said Salvatore Costantino, President of Pulse. “We’ve been working with Hypermedia for several years to provide SMS gateways, and we’re seeing increased demand for the technology offered by these types of authentication systems.”
Hypermedia’s HG-7000 gateways route voice calls, video calls and SMS between GSM, fixed line ISDN, and IP networks in a single centralized telephone system. The gateways integrate with any PBX or IP-PBX, through ISDN BRI, T0/S0, ISDN PRI (E1/T1), R2, T2/S2 ISDN, RDSI and VoIP (SIP, H323) interfaces. Each gateway can scale from 4-to-72 GSM channels per system, with up to 6 messages per-minute, per-channel.
By implementing Hypermedia's SMS Gateways onsite, the U.S. Social Security’s East Coast offices are delivering two-factor SMS-based authentication services to their employees and customers via the GSM network. The successful deployment includes multiple sites and numerous users across the U.S. With the solution in place, the Agency has been able to comply with standards and keep the costs manageable without inconveniencing users.
Hypermedia's SMS Pro gateway technology has also eliminated the need for third-party ASP or SMSC aggregators. It enables the Agency to send SMS messages directly via the cellular operators, protecting client details from 3rd-party misuse. This prevents exposure of details such as client base & customer phone numbers, and assists in maintaining the utmost confidentiality and privacy of client data.
Pulse Supply will be showcasing Hypermedia’s SMS gateways at ITEXPO, on October 4-6 in Los Angeles. Anyone interested in learning more about this technology can visit Pulse in booth # 529. Free Expo passes for ITEXPO are available by contacting sales(at)pulsesupply(dot)com.
Established in 1995, Pulse Supply is a global supplier of enabling technologies for Next Generation Networks, offering wireless, WAN and VoIP solutions to Carriers, ISPs, VARs. Pulse is a long time partner and global provider of Hypermedia Systems Ltd. a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost saving and productivity-boosting Telephony products and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions for SMB and large corporate enterprises.
For more information, please visit: http://www.hypermedia-usa.com.
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