I am pleased to announce that PhoneFactor is now part of Microsoft. This is very exciting news for PhoneFactor, our customers and the industry.
When we initially launched PhoneFactor, we had a vision to deliver strong authentication as a seamless part of almost every process where an individual needs to access confidential or proprietary data. We wanted to solve this problem broadly, whether it’s from a server on-premises or in the cloud, or whether the individual is using a PC, smartphone, or tablet. Phones provided the ideal platform: easy to use for the masses at scale, yet also capable of supporting enterprise-scale implementation of multi-factor authentication. So, we built authentication solutions that integrated exceptionally well with enterprise platforms like those provided by Microsoft. That turned out to be a smart decision as PhoneFactor has become a leader in phone-based authentication for the enterprise.
With today’s announcement, we have taken an important step toward realizing our vision. With Microsoft’s product breadth and distribution reach, it will be possible to bring the benefits of PhoneFactor to a broader set of customers, partners and developers than we could as a stand-alone company. And as part of Microsoft, we will work to improve the interoperability and ease of use of our solutions – but more to come on that in the future.
The PhoneFactor team will continue to support existing customers in the same manner we do today and we remain open for business and ready to work with you to implement PhoneFactor’s strong authentication solutions.
Today, we celebrate a milestone for our company, and ultimately, we believe, for the identity and security industry as a whole. Thank you to our fantastic team members who built PhoneFactor’s success and to the many customers who have put their trust in PhoneFactor over the years.
For more information, FAQs are available at http://www.phonefactor.com/microsoft.
-Timothy Sutton, PhoneFactor CEO