Mobile Applications

Ditching Legacy Tokens

Provided by BlackBerry

Category Mobile Applications

Type White Paper

Length 8

Publish Date March 01 2016

Date posted September 05 2016


They've become part of the enterprise worker’s standard-issue toolkit. Alongside the mobile phone, the ID badge, and the laptop, we've all become accustomed to the VPN token – the trusty old key fob that allows us to access our organization’s network from just about anywhere.

It’s hard to believe they’ve been around for 25 years - and that in that time, they’ve changed little. Why do we still use them, then? We’d never use a 25-year old computer or mobile phone, but we hardly ever stop to wonder about these ancient gadgets.

It’s because they’ve served their purpose, and served it well. In their time, they’ve proven to be a reliable solution, with good security, scalability and availability; these are all important factors to any IT department.

So what’s the downside?

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