DNS Made Easy Adds Two-Factor Authentication with Time-Based Passwords
December 10, 2013 by FindMyHost News
Web Hosting Services – Reston, VA – DNS Made Easy (dnsmadeeasy.com), the leading provider of Enterprise IP Anycast managed DNS services, has released Time-Based Passwords as another form of authentication for control panel access to the DNS Made Easy control panel. Two-Factor authentication (sometimes called Two-Step verification) is an optional but highly recommended security feature that adds an extra layer of protection to DNS Made Easy accounts. This extra level of security is another feature developed by DNS Made Easy in response to requests from their user base to increase security.
DNS Made Easy Corporate Members previously had access to turn on and configure the ACL based authentication (Access Control List) for their accounts. Using ACLs meant clients would specify certain IP ranges (that is, a trusted IP subnet) that their accounts could login from. This feature is still available and provides all Corporate Members with an additional Third-Factor authentication when combined with the new Time-Based Passwords authentication.
The new Two-Factor authentication service is enabled directly from the DNS Made Easy control panel. The activation of the new feature will require quick verification to confirm that the client has it properly working before it is enabled on their account. This means that Time-Based Passwords feature will only be enabled for the next login session after that user has proven that it worked previously.
The new Time-Based Passwords feature involves creating a secret encrypted key, which the user can then store on their trusted mobile device. This secret key is then used by a phone app to create a unique token that must be entered on the DNS Made Easy control panel upon login. This verifies that the user has the trusted device with them at the time of login. A verification is required to enable the Time-Based Paswords to prevent clients from locking themselves out of their accounts.
Time-Based Passwords authentication can be used by configuring a simple phone app that provides a numeric code which changes every thirty seconds. Most common phone apps can be used – Google Authenticator (Anroid/iPhone/Blackberry), Duo Mobile (Andorid/iPhone), and Authenticator (Windows Phone 7). Configuration of the account to use the Time-Based passwords authentication is simple and can be set up in a matter of minutes.
In the news this past year, many large Domain Registrars have had their accounts compromised, causing companies, such as The New York Times and Twitter, to be taken offline. Services such as Two-Factor authentication would have prevented this from happening.
“We want to ensure that our clients have every possible option of security. That’s why we created this new Two-Factor Authentication with time based tokens. It’s also very straightforward and easy to use – it can be configured manually or by scanning the barcode. All of our clients will enjoy this type of feature, not just our corporate users,” Steven Job, President of DNS Made Easy, explained.
To learn more about DNS Made Easy’s Two-Factor Authentication with Time-Based Passwords, please visit the company’s website: www.dnsmadeeasy.com.
About DNS Made Easy
DNS Made Easy is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, and is a world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. DNS Made Easy implemented the industry’s first triple independent Anycast cloud architecture for maximum DNS speed and DNS redundancy.
Originally launched in 2002, DNS Made Easy’s services have grown to manage hundreds of thousands of customer domains receiving well over 8.0 billion queries per day. Today, DNS Made Easy builds on a proud history of uptime and is the preferred DNS hosting choice for most major brands, especially companies that compare price and performance of enterprise IP Anycast alternatives.
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