SecurEnvoy has announced the beta launch of the latest version of its password-reset technology SecurPassword.

It aims to launch the full version before the end of the year. It said that SecurPassword 5.4 now offers tokenless two-factor password reset options that can be integrated into existing systems rather than requiring users to fill in a web-based form.

On forgetting their password at the login screen for Windows, an IT department can now give users the option to securely reset via self-service two-factor authentication.

Andy Kemshall, technical director of SecurEnvoy, said: “As soon as you use static data that is permanently stored in a server, there are risks of passwords being hacked. SecurPassword changed that by giving people a secure but self-service option, without the need to carry around cards or key fobs. Now, with version 5.4, that same experience is available as a seamless part of day-to-day business IT.

“In a world of massively fragmented IT, security products must be as compatible as possible if they are to solve problems and not simply create more. If password-reset solutions do not become more intuitive, then they're at risk of being overlooked and snubbed.”