Authlogics signs on distributors EliteVAD in UAE, AxizWorkgroup in South Africa
Authlogics announced that it has appointed UAE based, value added IT distributor EliteVAD, to grow the customer base for its multi-factor authentication platform across Middle East and Africa, focusing on the enterprise market and specifically the financial services sector.
Authlogics recently launched its Authlogics for Retail Banking. The platform enables banks to replace hard-tokens and passwords with highly secure, convenient and consistent 1.5 Factor Authentication or 1.5FA, 2FA and 3FA logon methods. Authlogics for Retail Banking can be deployed for customers accessing online, mobile and telephone banking services, as well as providing additional layers of security for ATM and Point of Sale devices.
Channel Sales and Business Development at EliteVAD, Samer Nassif, states: “We are excited by the innovative, fresh and alternative approach Authlogics takes to traditional authentication and transaction verification methods. It perfectly complements the EliteVAD security solution portfolio.”
CEO of Authlogics, Steven Hope adds: “Our multi-factor authentication platform will sit alongside EliteVAD’s impressive set of best-of-breed technologies. We have chosen them to represent Authlogics as they have the industry expertise and focus on solving information security, identity and authentication challenges.” Hope continues: “Authlogics already has an office in South Africa, and working together with EliteVAD, we will grow our market share throughout the continental Middle East and Africa.”
The appointment of EliteVAD follows the announcement earlier in January, regarding the expansion of Authlogics across mainland Europe, through its partnership with Portland Europe in The Netherlands. The Authlogics Partner Programme includes independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers, system integrators and distributors who offer Authlogics authentication solutions.
Previously in November 2016, Authlogics, announced that AxizWorkgroup is its first local distributor and will deliver authentication solutions to resellers in Africa. As an Authlogics Gold Partner, AxizWorkgroup offers resellers account and project management, specialised security skills, national logistics and delivery infrastructure.
AxizWorkgroup is a leading distributor of IT hardware and software and represents some of the world’s largest vendors such as Acer, Adobe, Aruba, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, CommVault, Corel, Dell, Dell Software, Dell Wyse, EMC, Fortify, Gamatronic, Gigamon, HP Inc, HP Enterprise, IBM, Infoblox, Intel, Intel Security, IoT.nxt, Kingston, Lenovo, Logitech, Microsoft, Mindjet, NetIQ, Net Trace, Network Instruments, Novell, Nuance, Opengear, Oracle, Peplink, Pernixdata, Red Hat, Rocket, Sensepost, Sintrex, Solarwinds, Supermicro, SUSE, Targus, Tipping Point, Trend Micro, VCE, Veeam, VMware, VMware Evo Rail, Vspex, XTouch, Zimbra.
AxizWorkgroup is a fully owned subsidiary of JSE listed Pinnacle Technology Holdings and is headquartered in Gauteng, with regional offices in the Eastern and Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. AxizWorkgroup is one of the largest IT Distributors in Africa. The company has offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Windhoek, Gaborone, Maputo, Lusaka and Harare.
Founded in 2005, Authlogics is an award-winning specialist in multi-factor authentication. With offices in the UK and South Africa, the independent software vendor services a global client-base across 27 countries including government departments, multi-national financial, petro-chemical, telecoms and media institutions with an end-user base extending into the millions. The company is also a bespoke solution supplier to the NHS in the UK.
Authlogics, which provides an alternative to traditional authentication and transaction verification methods, was acquired by Curve Group in June 2016. A core authentication solution for the Curve Banking platform, Authlogics forms part of the company’s incubation engine, Curve Systems.
Curve Group empowers African and global businesses, including end customers to be financially and digitally enabled. It does this through its cloud powered banking technology platform, Curve Banking, that delivers truly free banking, finance, work and life opportunity management for free. The company is structuring large banking franchises and e-commerce engines across the globe and is building, what will become, the African continent’s largest mobile e-commerce platform.
Curve Group built its own hyper lean and agile technology company, Curve Technology, to operate its global technology platforms. Curve Technology is a fully-fledged system integrator providing hosted and managed services to a number of customers in South Africa, with the intent to follow the banking engine deployments globally. It scales and shares expertise with small and medium firms to quickly solve customers’ tech problems.
The Authlogics product suite consists of PINgrid, PINphrase and PINpass which deliver strong and affordable one-and-a-half factor, two-factor, and three-factor soft-token and token-less, one-time code, authentication capabilities for heightened security. It provides the IT department with ease of administration without the associated costs of purchasing and managing a traditional hard-token based system.
Authlogics introduced the concept of one-and-a-half factor sign-on and takes advantage of the latest smartphone technology to replace costly hard-tokens with highly secure and reliable soft-tokens. Its authentication solutions are language independent, which make them particularly valuable for African businesses that serve multiple language customers.
The Authlogics solutions reduce the reliance on passwords, relieve pressure on the helpdesk for password resets, ensure regulatory compliance, mitigate risk and improve customer experience with simple, memorable and secure login.