Microsoft have just announced that they have purchased PhoneFactor, who are an industry leader in multi-factor authentication, that uses smartphones to generate security tokens, which Microsoft plans to use within their SharePoint, Azure and Office 365 applications.

This will allow them the enhance the security of their applications when running in the cloud, but they will not only be working on Microsoft products as the blog stated, “we will continue to work with other security partners in the industry to offer a broad array of multi-factor and strong authentication solutions”

Check out the source link below for more information.

Source: Microsoft Blog

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