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Soprano Launches Authenticator 2.0

Soprano Design, the world’s leading provider of enterprise messaging solutions for mobile network operators (MNOs), has announced the launch of SOPRANO Authenticator 2.0. SOPRANO Authenticator uses SMS-based tokens to provide enterprises, their staff and clients with an additional layer of security for online transactions and remote access to their enterprise infrastructure, whilst reducing the logistics and overhead costs associated with the purchase and maintenance of physical hardware tokens.

SOPRANO Authenticator utilises the ubiquity of mobile handsets to deliver one time passwords via SMS. This eliminates the need for physical tokens, reducing overheads, increasing operational efficiency and ensuring that staff and clients always have secure online access. The innovative solution is ideal for internet banking services, providing secure access to online IT systems, business continuity planning and enabling remote and mobile work forces.

Delivered as a hosted service, SOPRANO Authenticator has been enhanced with open API’s and interfaces to allow simple integration with existing AAA systems and user databases. The solution now also provides management with delivery and access controls, real time reporting and flexible configuration. This enables the solution to be tailored and managed in house, promoting more efficient, cost effective business processes and eliminating further development spend to customise functionality.

“SOPRANO Authenticator opens up flexible integration into existing security devices and applicances for access control, reducing the dependency on physical token based solutions,” says Peter Cleary, Product Manager, Soprano Design. “CIOs are continually faced with enabling an ever increasing number of their mobile workforce whilst maintaining tight budgetary constraints. SOPRANO Authenticator offers an alternative solution using cloud services, reducing capital investment whilst maintaining ubiquitous access to their enterprise infrastructure and applications.”

SOPRANO Authenticator, a component of the innovative and award winning SOPRANO Mobile Enterprise Messaging Suite (MEMS), is available through Mobile Network Operators around the world including AT&T (USA and Canada), Telstra (Australia) and StarHub (Singapore).

About Matt Thompson

Matt joined Soprano in 2013 to create and lead Soprano’s global product management and marketing efforts across all regions, including Asia, Australia, Europe, LATAM and the US. He helps shape and execute Soprano’s product strategy both globally and with individual regions and MNO partners. He oversees Soprano’s carrier revenue acceleration model, which includes direct involvement in new product launch activities, carrier-branded industry websites, B2B digital marketing campaigns, and ongoing product marketing.

Matt brings more than 10 years of diverse leadership experience in the mobile messaging industry, with significant global product management success launching products for US mobile operators. His domain expertise in the wireless industry spans the enterprise mobile messaging landscape to include network-based wireless messaging and voice services as well as global wireless M2M (machine-to-machine) and the Internet of Things.

Prior joining Soprano he spent 8 years in B2B product management and product marketing with AT&T, Clearwire, and Nuance Communications. Matt has also founded and run two successful small businesses, and he holds an MBA from the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington.