Symantec® Identity Protection
SoftLayer Technologies® offers the Symantec® Identity Protection (VIP) two-factor authentication system. Customers can protect their access to the SoftLayer online portal by adding VIP to their login process, giving their end users an additional wall of security. This allows SoftLayer customers to provide the highest assurance that it’s safe to use their online services.
Authentication is key to that confidence, and Symantec is the gold standard. With Symantec, customers gain enterprise grade authentication without the cost of building and operating their own infrastructure.
VIP helps protect end user accounts and personal information by requiring a unique security code to access an online account, in addition to a user name and password. Each time a user wants to access their account, they quickly create a new security code via a VIP “credential” which includes:
- A VIP Security Card
- VIP Security Token
- New VIP Access for Mobile application for iPhone® or Blackberry®
This second level of verification significantly increases security; user names and passwords can be guessed or otherwise discovered, but users alone have access to their VIP credential and can generate a new, valid security code. VIP is available free of charge for one user for all SoftLayer customer accounts, and only $3/month for each additional active user.
Symantec allows customers to focus on their core business objectives without worrying about regulatory concerns, infrastructure demands, user support, and the many other dynamics that authentication entails.
For more information, to buy tokens, and download the apps, visit: https://idprotect.verisign.com/mainmenu.v.