ElevenPaths and Opencloud Factory signed a technological agreement to offer a differential solution for access control in corporative networks
ElevenPaths and Opencloud Factory signed a technological agreement to offer a differential solution for access control in corporative networks.
- The collaboration of both companies build a differential solution for access control to corporative networks.
- Thanks to this agreement, Mobile Connect a multi-operator solution led by The GSMA that Telefónica lead by ElevenPaths is a perfect complement for the OpenNAC technology of Opencloud Factory.
Madrid, February 27, 2017. ElevenPaths, Telefónica Cyber Security Unit, and Opencloud Factory, a provider of network access control (NAC) solutions, announced today the collaboration agreement with the objective of both companies to offer a differential solution for access control in corporative networks.
Just as our ID and passport identifies us in the physical world, our mobile phone number can be used as identification in the digital world. In controlling access to corporative networks, it is essential to know the type of connected device, and in the case of user devices, it is even more relevant to uniquely identify and authenticate the person behind it. In this context, OpenNAC as a network access control platform authenticates, authorizes and audits all access to the network, based on the defined access policy.
Eduardo Canga, Product Director of Opencloud Factory tell us that “with this integration, companies that adopt this solution will gain, on one hand, visibility in the access to their networks by outsiders, like providers or guests, and on the other, the ability to adopt “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies in a secure way, both for the ability provided by Mobile Connect to identify the user and for OpenNAC inherent ability to control the device profile”.
With this new deal for OpenNAC technology, Mobile Connect, multi-operator solution lead by la GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communications Association), that Telefónica pushes and leads through ElevenPaths, is a perfect complement for the identification and authentication of users through their mobile phone number. It offers a simple and secure identification service, with total control of privacy by the user.
Thanks to this agreement, Opencloud Factory will integrate Telefonica’s Mobile Connect technology into its solutions, which uses the telephone number as a unique user identifier. It is a service compatible with any type of mobile phone, which uses the SIM card as a secure element to store user credentials, and it makes use of the mobile operator’s network as a secure channel for access to user credentials.
ElevenPaths’ Vice President in Strategic Partnerships, Rames Sarwat, comments about the deal “in corporate environments, this authentication method is ideal for managing guest user access and personal business user devices”.
At ElevenPaths, Telefónica Cybersecurity Unit, we believe in the idea of challenging the current state of security, an attribute that must always be present in technology. We’re always redefining the relationship between security and people, with the aim of creating innovative security products which can transform the concept of security, thus keeping us one step ahead of attackers, who are increasingly present in our digital life.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world by market capitalization and number of customers with a comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. As a growing company it prides itself on providing a differential experience based both on its corporate values and a public position that defends customer interests.
The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and over 322 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.
Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4,975,199,197 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.
About Opencloud Factory
Opencloud Factory is a vendor of security solutions and infrastructure services based on open source and that can be deployed in the cloud, on-premise or hybrid. With offices in Spain, Brazil, Mexico and the United States, Opencloud Factory is a Spanish company with global presence, especially in Europe and Latin America, where it provides its solutions to several IBEX 35 companies and protects hundreds of thousands of devices.