Strong authentication and credential management provider ActivIdentity has announced its expansion into Europe, with increased authentication methods including 15 two-factor.

Launching with version 7.0 of the 4TRESS authentication server, it said that the new solution is simple to administer, fully localisable and 508-compliant and will shield banking customers from a host of threats including man-in-the-middle and man-in-the-browser attacks.

It is capable of offering a total of 20 authentication methods that are compliant with FFIEC guidelines and PCI DSS. It supports the latest open standards including: its own mobile, PC and web token; DeviceID (web token SDK); LDAP passwords; Radius authentication; and out-of-band SMS and email (password or verification code).

Grant Evans, chairman and CEO of ActivIdentity, said: “Our new 4TRESS authentication server is strong enough to meet the most difficult of mobile and online banking security challenges and versatile enough to support a full range of devices and methods across a wide spectrum of deployment options.

“We have broadened ActivIdentity's existing platform to create the industry's most convenient and consistent customer experience with flexible pricing and simple implementations.

Julian Lovelock, director of commerce markets worldwide at ActivIdentity, said: “Security risks are quickly multiplying across the enterprise and cyber criminal activity has evolved; the monetary attraction for compromising a computer to steal banking details has never been so tempting.

“As more people turn to the internet for their shopping and banking needs, the industry is demanding solutions which are flexible, and authentication is at the top of the agenda. We have today launched 4TRESS, an authentication server which doubles the number of authentication methods to help banks and other organisations meet the challenges of securing access to online and mobile services.”