Edge Web Hosting Adds Two-Factor Authentication

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Edgewebosting Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical managed hosting services, today announced it has partnered with Duo Security.  Duo Security’s two-factor authentication service brings strong, scalable and highly secure remote access to Edge’s managed hosting solutions.

“In today’s ever changing threat landscape, security continues to be one of the primary considerations for every managed hosting environment we implement for our mission critical customers. As attackers have extended their attack vectors beyond the servers to include client machines, dual factor identity management is critical tool to ensure the intended individuals are gaining access to sensitive data.  In partnering with Duo, we found a solution that was both effective and easy to use.” said Vlad Friedman, CEO of Edgewebhosting Inc.

Duo Security integrates seamlessly with customers Cisco VPN solutions and takes advantage of users’ existing mobile phone. The Duo Mobile smartphone application supports all major platforms, and lets users easily generate passcodes without the cost and hassle of hardware tokens. iPhone and Android users can use Duo Push which “pushes” login details to the phone, allowing for immediate, one-tap approvals. For users with older devices, Duo can send passcodes via text message. Duo can also place a telephone call allowing the users to just press a button on their keypad to authenticate.

“Duo is proud to partner with Edge to help protect its customers and, in turn, their customers and employees with strong, usable, and affordable two-factor authentication. Our goal is to make two-factor authentication ubiquitous and available to businesses of all sizes and Edge is leading the way by making two-factor authentication an integrated part of their service to their customers.” said Dug Song, Co-Founder & CEO of Duo Security.

About Edge Web Hosting

An innovative provider specializing managed hosting solutions, Edge Web Hosting delivers customers 100% uptime with a staff dedicated to 24/7 monitoring. Among the company’s services are cloud, dedicated and cluster hosting, colocation and more. Edge Web Hosting exceeds customer expectations by providing no surprise pricing, ensuring that monthly bills stay free of unexpected charges. Hosting from the company is compliant with industry standards in the areas of PCI, SSAE 16, SAS70, HIPAA and FISMA. For more information on Edge Web Hosting, please visit: http://www.edgewebhosting.net/

About Duo Security

Duo Security makes two-factor authentication radically easy to deploy, use, and manage. Duo empowers any web, IT, or network administrator to easily protect accounts by leveraging their users’ mobile phones for secondary authentication. Every day, over 500 organizations with users in over 80 countries rely on Duo to secure their logins and transactions. Learn more and try it for free at duosecurity.com.