Nixle adds 2-factor authentication for identity verification
Nixle, LLC, a free provider of informational communication services between government agencies and the communities they serve, today announced the implementation of advanced security features that further boost identity certification procedures. In addition to Nixle’s verification services that establish the identity of public-safety-agency users, a follow-on feature set known as “Two-Factor Authentication” or “Two-step Verification” has been announced to greatly enhance security.
Currently, when a law-enforcement agency signs on to use the Nixle system, a series of identity verification features are in place to ensure that the users are in fact who they say they are. Two-Factor Authentication is a secondary system wherein two different factors are used to supplement verification. Much like banking websites do, such systems take advantage of users’ other devices such as a mobile phone to deliver a code that can be entered into the Nixle website to assure an additional level of security.