Microsoft has announced that they are buying PhoneFactor, a purchase aimed squarely at bolstering the companies enterprise authentication offerings
The service is designed to allow folks to use their mobile devices as a way to authenticate against key Microsoft services such as Active Directory, Azure and Office 365.
The unstoppable rise of adoption in smartphone uptake means that pretty soon most of us will have a computer in our pocket. With that in mind the company has produced a product to allow for critical multi factor authentication to take place on the phone. At present many companies use security fobs/tokens which often times get lost stolen of just break, they also are not cheap or easy to replace.