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Entersekt receives honourable mention in 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication

Entersekt, an innovator in transaction authentication technology, has announced it has received an honourable mention in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for User Authentication, published 1 December 2014.

Each year, Gartner's Magic Quadrant provides a qualitative analysis of a large number of technology industries. According to this year's User Authentication report, "while mobile and cloud remain disruptive, buyers continue to give weight to user experience". Additionally, Gartner predicts that "by year-end 2017, more than 30% of organisations will use contextual, adaptive techniques for workforce remote access, up from less than 5% today."

"We feel that our honourable mention for the second consecutive year in Gartner's Magic Quadrant report is confirmation of our hard work and dedication to enhancing user authentication. It further motivates us to strive for excellence through our unique suite of products and services," said Christiaan Brand, chief technology officer of Entersekt. "We are extremely pleased to be cited in the 2014 report and are honoured to be listed alongside many of today's most promising forces in digital security."

We feel that Gartner's User Authentication category remains one of the more mature markets studied, recognising multiple vendors with longstanding product offerings. However, new authentication technologies continue to emerge within the market in response to changing market needs. The continually increasing adoption of user authentication across a wide range of use cases, mobile's growing impact, cloud and big data analytics, and newly-introduced innovations continue to be disruptive.

Entersekt utilises out-of-band communication and two-factor authentication to provide banks and banking customers with greater protection against a wide range of fraudulent schemes. Leveraging the customer's mobile phone to enable one-touch approval or rejection of potential transactions, Entersekt removes the need for expensive hardware tokens and cumbersome one-time passwords. At institutions deploying the company's Transakt product, Entersekt has eliminated online banking fraud.

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