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Verizon Aims to Make Two-Factor Authentication Easier to Use

Verizon is enhancing its cloud-based Universal Identity Services (UIS) offering with new features that aim to make it easier for enterprises to benefit from two-factor authentication technologies.

Tracy Hulver, senior identity strategist for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, explained that the UIS update makes the service simpler for users. The UIS can connect with enterprise identity systems, including ActiveDirectory, and provide an additional layer of security with two-factor authentication options.

With two-factor authentication, users need a second factor, which could be a randomly generated password, in order to log into a given site or service.

Read the full story at eWeek:
Verizon Improves ID Service With Easier Two-Factor Authentication

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.