VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a global leader in authentication, digital signatures, and identity management, announced today that Caesars Entertainment Corporation has implemented VASCO's DIGIPASS for Mobile software-based strong authentication solution.
The recently-released 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report identified that 95% of Web App attacks make use of stolen credentials, such as a stolen user name and password. By implementing stronger authentication methods, companies can significantly reduce the chances that hackers will succeed at a data breach.
"Recent high-profile security breaches highlight the growing ineffectiveness of static passwords as a means of validating that users are who they say they are and guarding access to corporate resources," said Garrett Bekker, senior analyst at 451 Research. "By delivering strong authentication in a form factor that most users are already comfortable with - their phone - VASCO's DIGIPASS for Mobile can provide enterprise customers with a simple and cost-effective way to increase the security of their critical assets."
DIGIPASS for Mobile is a software-based two-factor authentication solution that delivers strong protection against threats and data loss as well as frictionless authentication for users. With DIGIPASS for Mobile, a user's mobile phone serves as their secure authentication device. DIGIPASS for Mobile supports innovative authentication options including QR Code Scanning and Transparent OTP, and enables multi-device support so that a user can use any pre-registered device for authentication.
"We wanted to enhance our network security while still keeping the convenience of our corporate users near the top of our requirements," said William Worthington, CISO of Caesars Entertainment. "Having a mobile solution makes it simple for employees to comply with a much higher standard of security."
"You see headlines everyday about the latest victims of hacking attacks," stated Benjamin Wyrick, Vice President of Sales North America for VASCO Data Security. "It is smart business to take simple steps that provide extra protection but still maintain convenience for end users."