Defender enhances security by using two-factor authentication to authenticate the users who request access to valuable resources within your organization. Defender uses your current identity store within Microsoft® Active Directory® to enable two-factor authentication, taking advantage of its inherent scalability and security, and eliminating the costs and time involved to set up and maintain proprietary databases. Defender’s Web-based administration and user self-service ease the implementation of two-factor authentication for both administrators and users.
Defender 5.8.1 is a minor release, with enhanced features and functionality.
What’s new in this version
• Rebranded to Dell One Identity Defender with new UI and token designs
• Redesigned web interface that is more user-friendly
• Support for additional third-party tokens
• New Soft token for BlackBerry 10
• Integration with Dell One Identity Cloud Access Manager
Important Note - Critical Notification for customers utilizing Telesign for additional verification on soft token registrations.
Due to changes within Telesign, the verification for soft token registrations utilizing Telesign will cease to function on September 30th 2015 at 12:00 AM CST. Customers wishing to continue to use Telesign verification will be required to upgrade their version of Defender to the 5.8.1 version. Customers on previous versions not wishing to upgrade can choose another method of soft token registration verification. For more information on this issue, please refer to the Support Portal knowledgebase article 157843 on the Defender Support Portal.