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Protectimus to deliver one-time passwords through Facebook, Telegram and Viber
Protectimus Solutions LLP, the leading provider of two-factor authentication solutions, has announced the release of a new channel for delivering one-time passwords: ProtectimusBot chatbots for Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and Viber.
By: Protectimus Solutions LLP
"We had a serious task in front of us: we needed to find a solution to deliver one-time passwords that would be no less convenient than SMS messages, while also cutting costs for clients and tackling today's IT security challenges. We found such solution in the form of chatbots for popular messaging applications. It's easy to use, because practically everybody uses them today. Users don't need to install any extra applications or set up hardware OTP tokens in order to configure two-factor authentication. It's more secure, thanks to reliable message encryption algorithms used in messaging applications, and the ability to protect access to the application itself with a strong password or biometrics. And, of course, it's very convenient for our users, who receive huge bills every month from their SMS providers. With the Protectimus chatbots, you can receive not only one-time passwords, but also other system messages, allowing our clients to avoid the costs associated with SMS messaging," explains Denys Shokotko, the Head of R&D at Protectimus.
Currently, ProtectimusBot is available for Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and Viber. It can deliver one-time passwords generated with HOTP or TOTP algorithms, as well as any other notifications. Besides, chatbots support CWYS (Confirm What You See) data-signing functionality — generating one-time passwords based on transaction or session data.
But Protectimus doesn't plan to stop here. The list of supported messaging applications will be constantly expanded. The chatbots' communicative skills and intelligence are also slated to be improved. To learn more about Protectimus chatbots for 2-factor authentication visit https://www.protectimus.com/
Protectimus Solutions LLP is a coordinating member of OATH, the Initiative for Open Authentication, and is one of the major players in the multifactor authentication solutions market. Protectimus offers complex 2FA solutions for ADFS, Citrix NetScaler and XenApp, VMWare, RoundCube and SSH, RADIUS, SAML and SSO, Windows Logon and Microsoft RDP. For generating one-time passwords, it offers TOTP and OCRA hardware tokens, including the reflashable Protectimus Slim NFC hardware token, as well as the Protectimus Smart OTP generation app, SMS, email, and now chatbots in messaging apps, too.