Salesforce was founded in 1999 with a vision to reinvent CRM in the cloud, pioneering enterprise cloud computing in the process.
Today, Salesforce is powering innovation in sales, service, marketing, community, analytics, mobile apps and more, enabling companies of all sizes to connect to their customers in new ways. The company is fully committed to providing the highest level of security and, as online threats escalate, has constantly innovated to help keep its customers secure in their online environment. Salesforce has been an early advocate of mobility as a major focus for businesses on a global scale. As part of this focus, Salesforce felt the need to move away from email based verification and authentication to a solution that not only enabled mobile computing, but leverage a more secure infrastructure. This was a key driver in finding an alternative authentication solution to email and offering SMS Identity Confirmation made perfect sense.
“We needed a partner that could scale to support our ever expanding global footprint. TeleSign delivered the scale we were looking for.” Chuck Mortimore, VP, Product Management, Identity and Security.
Salesforce is fully committed to providing the highest level of security and, as online threats escalate, has constantly innovated to help keep its customers secure in their online environment. To meet these challenges, Salesforce replaced email two-factor authentication, as its default feature for Identity Confirmation, with authentication via SMS using TeleSign. Today, TeleSign helps to keep many of its millions of customers secure.
Related - View a joint TeleSign / Salesforce 2013 Dreamforce session with Wired Magazine's Matt Honan, titled “Avoiding an Online Nightmare: Protecting Identity with Two-Factor Authentication.”