(The Hosting News) – Microsoft on Thursday announced that it had added multi-factor authentication to its Windows Azure cloud platform.
The additional layer of security will provide for things like VPNs in addition to web, cloud and custom apps.
“Multi-Factor Authentication quickly enables an additional layer security for users signing in from around the globe. In addition to a username and password, users may authenticate via: 1) An application on their mobile device. 2) Automated voice call. 3) Text message with a passcode. It’s easy and meets user demand for a simple sign-in experience,” explained Microsoft via a blog post.
Two pricing models for the solutions are available. Azure users can either pay $2 for 10 authentications or $2 per user per month.