SMS PASSCODE expands presence to North America

Industry veteran Henrik Jeberg joins team to manage growth in U.S. and Canada


 SMS PASSCODE, a technology leader in adaptive multi-factor authentication software, announces that it has established its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, California. The company is a provider of adaptive multi-factor authentication software, improving enterprise security and productivity by delivering an easy to use and intelligent solution that helps ensure the safety of corporate networks and applications. 

SMS PASSCODE authenticates users through their mobile devices, helping IT managers address evolving business needs with cloud applications and mobile security by dynamically authenticating users based on geo-location and login behavior patterns.  The solution secures remote log-on systems including Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco and Checkpoint.  Governments, telcos, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 40 countries employ SMS PASSCODE as a trusted partner to securely authenticate access to services while preventing identity theft

“We are excited to open our North America office in San Francisco and to bring our leading adaptive user authentication products to market much faster,” said Claus Kotasek, CEO of  SMS PASSCODE. ” . While SMS PASSCODE was among the first to introduce mobile-based authentication, we were also pioneering the adoption of contextual information as part of the authentication process with the introduction of our solution’s geo-location capabilities. Today, we have the leading technology for adaptive user authentication, taking full advantage of contextual information and adjusting the level of authentication needed based on the level of trust. Paired with a growing demand in the market for more intelligent and convenient authentication solutions, our ability to deliver these differentiators makes this the ideal time for our rollout in the North American market.”

As the popularity of cloud services and the resulting demands for remote login and flexibility continue to rise, organizations are struggling to find and deploy authentication methods that are effective, easy to use for employees and impervious to theft.The SMS PASSCODE solution addresses these emerging threats by delivering an easy to use platform that ensures the safety of corporate networks and applications. By taking advantage of contextual information, such as login behavior patterns and geo-location, the user is able to assess the threat level and automatically adjust the level of authentication needed.  

'Cyber crimes are exploding in scope and severity, and the subsequent market demand for more intelligent and convenient authentication solutions creates the ideal timing to expand our presence into the North American market,” said Henrik Jeberg, managing director of SMS PASSCODE who was formerly chief information officer, deputy director general for the Agency for Governmental Management within the Danish Ministry of Finance, and specializes in successfully introducing European technology companies to the U.S. market. He played a significant role in the internationalization of enterprise software provider Navision before its acquisition and has lived in Europe, Asia, Australia and the U.S.

“The success of SMS PASSCODE is based on a firm philosophy of listening to our customer needs and staying very close to the market. By opening our new office in San Francisco and putting our “feet on the ground” in North America, we are following closely to this approach,” Jeberg said.

“According to industry analysts, 30 percent of enterprises will use contextual authentication for workforce remote access by 2016. When combined with the massive boom in cloud services, this represents a substantial broadening of the market space in which SMS PASSCODE is strategically positioned to capitalize,” added Jeberg. ”We are passionate about helping companies solve their user authentication challenges with a solution that is easy to deploy, manage and scale while simultaneously making security hassle-free and painless for the user. We look forward to expanding our presence within North America.”

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