May 2, 2005

Free Two-Factor Authentication for Linux Users

Anonymous Reader writes "Paynacea releases free Two-Factor Authentication services for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows users. Toronto, ON -- May 2, 2005 -- Paynacea Authentication Systems, makers of the innovative TeleAuth Two-Factor Authentication system, are providing two new service offerings to the general public, free of charge. These services are targeted at small to medium businesses, and non-commercial users respectively.

About TeleAuth

TeleAuth is a Two-Factor, Two-Channel Authentication system that is designed from the ground up to be easy to use, easy to deploy and easy to maintain. TeleAuth requires no keys, tags or other external hardware. It authenticates users by calling them on their registered phone number and requesting a PIN code unique to that individual.

TeleAuth is designed to handle enterprise-scale demands. With features such as load-balancing, fault tolerance and distributed processing, it can easily adapt to the needs of a growing environment. "Due to its focus on simplicity and reliability, the complexity of integrating TeleAuth into exiting environments has been heavily mitigated. In fact, most software systems and services can be up and running with TeleAuth in a matter of hours." - said Mohit Muthanna, Paynacea's President and CTO. In addition, the TeleAuth client tools package, which includes PAM modules for Unix/Linux and OS X systems, code samples, and administrative tools, have been open-sourced and released under the Gnu Public License.

Service Offerings

TeleAuth@Work is a commercial service that brings the benefits of Two Factor Authentication to small businesses. Paynacea hosts all the hardware, software and network infrastructure at its state-of-the-art data centers in the United States and Canada. The infrastructure includes multiple fault-tolerant servers on high-speed redundant fiber networks.

TeleAuth@Home, Paynacea's free service, is designed for non-commercial users. Paynacea recognizes the need for a safer computing environment even at home. This service provides webmasters, power users, and other computer enthusiasts the benefit of being able to secure their systems with two-factor authentication.

Both TeleAuth@Work and TeleAuth@Home can be used to provide out-of-the-box Two-Factor authentication features to most Unix, Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows servers. It can also be used with VPNs, web sites and other network services.

Pricing and Availability

TeleAuth@Work will be made available on May 10th at Paynacea's web site: It is priced at $99.95 USD per month for 5 users with a one-time setup fee of $99.95 USD. Additional users can be bought in packs of 5 for $49.95 USD per month. Paynacea is currently accepting pre-orders for the service.

TeleAuth@Home has been available since early 2005 at the Public TeleAuth Server: It is free for non-commercial use and restricted to 3 users.

Service is currently available in Canada and the United States only. Service in Australia and the U.K will be available by late 2005. Other countries are scheduled for 2006.

About Paynacea

Paynacea is a Canadian Information Security research company established in 2004 that develops authentication, communications and transaction processing systems. They continue to innovate by developing simple, reliable and robust solutions to real world security problems.

For information:
Public TeleAuth Server:
Phone: +1 (647) 436 8409"


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