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Press Release
February 18th, 2014

Duo Security Launches Strong Authentication for Cloud Apps, Minimizing Time-to-Security for Evolving IT Models

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (February 18, 2014) – Duo Security, the innovative leader in two-factor authentication, is expanding their security platform to help customers protect access to their sensitive data residing in cloud-based applications, including Salesforce, Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, and Box.

According to industry analysts at Forrester, security persists as the chief inhibitor for organizations considering cloud adoption: 73% of IT hardware decision-makers remain concerned about public cloud security in 2013.1

"We certainly see the economic and management benefits of the cloud, but we're only going to take advantage of them if we can do so securely," said Mark Maher, Director of Corporate Infrastructure & Technology at New World Systems. “The enforcement of strong authentication empowers companies like ours to preserve control by fortifying access to company assets, no matter where they’re hosted, on-premises or in the cloud. We use Duo Security to protect access to our VPN and Salesforce.”

Duo Security’s two-factor authentication platform is designed to integrate seamlessly with an expansive range of applications, devices, and services, providing comprehensive protection of user credentials. To address the evolving nature of hybrid IT models, Duo has expanded support to protect widely-utilized, cloud-based productivity applications and online storage services.

“To date, we’ve focused on providing customers with a two-factor authentication solution that is not only easy to use but also flexible enough to meet the ever-changing needs of organizations large and small,” said Richard Li. “A critical aspect of that flexibility is ensuring that our solution is capable of providing organizations secure access to the key IT assets that drive their businesses. With cloud adoption gaining momentum, this expansion of our solution platform is an important advancement in providing our customers the single point of protection that they require.”

Meet folks from Duo and learn more about this latest release at the 2014 RSA Conference, February 24th - 28th. Duo Security will be located at the Expo in booth #2518, South Hall.

About Duo Security

Duo Security is the easiest two-factor authentication service to deploy, administer, and use. Duo’s service can be set up in as little as 15 minutes, and used immediately by anyone with a phone. Over 1,000 organizations in over 80 countries rely upon Duo to prevent online account takeover and data theft. Backed by Google Ventures and True Ventures, Duo has been deployed by some of the most security-conscious organizations on the planet, along with 3 of the top 5 social networks. Learn more and try it for free at

[1]Quick Take: HyTrust Acquires HighCloud To Strengthen Its Cloud Management And Security, Forrester Research, Inc., November 13, 2013

Sally Feller