NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dashlane, the award-winning password manager and leader in online identity management, announces its participation in the #TurnOn2FA two-factor authentication awareness campaign. The campaign, which is in support of the White House's Cybersecurity National Action Plan, seeks to empower consumers to add a level of security to their account with two-factor authentication. Dashlane will promote the campaign, which was created by Intel® and TeleSign.
Two-factor authentication is one of the strongest security steps consumers can take to protect their online accounts from fraud, hacks, and other cyber-criminal activity, yet many are either unaware of what it is, or unsure how to implement it. The #TurnOn2FA campaign seeks to educate the broader public about the benefits this additional security step provides.
"Dashlane is a firm believer that users should use two-factor authentication for all of their accounts," states Dashlane CEO Emmanuel Schailt. "As the first and only password manager to support the FIDO Alliance's Universal Second Factor (U2F) standard, Dashlane is committed to raising awareness on the need for two–factor implementation for both consumers and businesses."
"Two-factor authentication is an important consideration to stay safe in today's digital climate. We are pleased with the support of this security education awareness program. Intel is active in educating consumers on simple and secure methods to protect their everyday digital lives," states Rick Echevarria, Vice President, Software and Services Group and General Manager, Platform Security Division for Intel.
The value of two-factor authentication is the added layer of account security it provides. It drastically reduces the likelihood your account can be compromised as it adds a second layer of verification someone must authenticate, such as a mobile phone, before they can access your account.
Dashlane provides two-factor authentication when users want to authorize a new device. The company also has partnership with Yubico, a leader in authentication hardware keys, to provide multifactor logins, both on the Dashlane application and other websites.
As part of the awareness campaign, consumers are invited to take a pledge to add two-factor authentication to their accounts. Participants in the pledge will also be entered into an associated contest if they turn on two-factor for at least one of their accounts and tweet with the hashtags #TURNON2FA and #2FA4Pizza. Winners will be chosen at random each week and prizes will be delivered in the form of one grand prize Lenovo® Yoga 910 with 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor first prize, and 40 $15 Pizza Hut™ gift card second prizes per week.
To learn more about the contest, please visit http://www.turnon2fa.com/
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Dashlane makes identity and checkouts simple with its password manager and secure digital wallet app. Dashlane allows its users to securely manage passwords, credit cards, IDs, and other important information via advanced encryption and local storage. Dashlane has helped over 6 million users in 150 countries manage and secure their digital identity. The app is available on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS, and has won critical acclaim from top publications, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
Dashlane is free to use on one device, and Dashlane Premium costs $39.99/year to sync between an unlimited number of devices. Dashlane was founded by Bernard Liautaud and co-founders Alexis Fogel, Guillaume Maron, and Jean Guillou. The company has offices in New York City and Paris and has received $52.5 million in funding from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Bessemer Venture Partners. Learn more at Dashlane.com
TeleSign's account security platform is trusted by the world's largest brands to prevent online fraud. Combining real-time data & analytics, phone verification and two-factor authentication, TeleSign helps customers secure billions of end-user accounts from compromise. To find out more, visit http://www.telesign.com or follow on Twitter - @TeleSign.
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