Every time a user tries to register on a website, he is asked to enter his details, including mobile number and email address. The website then generates verification code and send it to both mobile number and email address of the user. However, the verification code received by mobile phone comes through SMS in the format of alphanumeric PIN number which has to be entered on the website. This whole process is known as Two-factor authentication (2FA).

To protect websites and online stores, Two Factor Authentication is becoming an increasingly popular authentication protocol which adds another layer of security to the traditional username and password model.

This important use of SMS service by online websites, to ensure their safety and protection, shows the trust that is put on SMS service by ecommerce users worldwide.

TYPES

Website owners use two types of authentications to protect their websites: PIN authentication and direct message authentication.

In PIN authentication, SMS Gateway takes responsibility for generating the PIN and sending it to mobile number of the user who is trying to sign up on the website. When user enters the PIN on the website, the system contacts the SMS Gateway to verify the PIN number entered.

However, direct authentication with SMS is simplest to implement for the authenticating websites. All they have to do is send an initial message and verification message containing PIN to the SMS Gateway and the gateway does the rest of the work.

STRENGTH

An industry recognized approach for building a strong, powerful, and safe tool, Two-factor authentication is one of the most popular and secure tools used by website owners against cyber-attacks now a days.

Two-factor authentication reduces the chances of vulnerability against cyber threats by using two levels of verification along with username and password. Its popularity also lies in the fact that it is a cost-effective solution which provides additional security without additional hardware, charges, or token licenses.

Two-factor authentication especially uses SMS service to verify the user’s background because of text message’s reliability, accessibility, and quick delivery. The SMS are received timely regardless of the network, location, and mobile phone it is being sent upon.

Some applications and websites use one-time passcodes (OTP) for two-factor authentication as well to protect their data and websites from cyber-attacks additionally.

INDUSTRY

According to statistics, the healthcare business is the third-highest industry which is hit with cyberattacks every year. SMS two-factor authentication allows increased protection of the data of valuable patients and staff members.

Information technology and services, as a cost-effective and efficient solution, deploys Two-factor authentication across greater number of customers and staff members as well. While keeping the cost and administrative heads low, this method increases their protection and security.

Almost all businesses  especially ecommerce businesses, provide Two-factor authentication to their clients to better protect their valuable financial, legal, and personal information.

Two-factor authentication suits those government organisations ideally who have only one-time or occasional authentication needs, including part-time and temporary employees, contractors, retailers, and clienteles.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Your data (contacts phone numbers, emails, etc.) is completely safe. We do not share or pass on any of your data, including the mobile numbers you have uploaded. Feel free to check our terms, conditions and privacy policy.

Yes of course. You can register anytime and try our service. 20 SMS will be added to your account for free to test our service. Click here to open your account.

While we are exclusively focusing on huge demands, with 50euros you can get prepaid sms credits and start sending your sms to your contacts. Please check our pricing page for all bulk sms packages. Remember. The pricing depends on the country, the type of sms and the quantity.

No, your prepaid credits don’t expire. Your SMS credits remain available in your sms dashboard account for as long as you need them.

Yes of course. Once you have created your sms, you can select a time and date for to send your text message.

You can start sending your sms campaigns from your web dashboard, SMPP or use our API or plugins to integrate it in your web or mobile app, e-commerce website (prestashop, woocommerce, etc.).

Instantly. But depend on the volume, it can take some delay. However sometimes congestion in network may cause unavoidable delay.

No. you don’t need to use any phone number. You need to set up SENDER ID only in order to be able to send your sms campaigns. But you cannot receive a response from your customers. In case you want 2ways, you need to buy a phone number that you will use to send your sms from. Once your contacts reply, you can read and send a response directly from your web dashboard or via your own app.

You can submit for approval all SENDER IDS you plan to use in your account for yourself or your clients. Once approval you will have the option to choose one of them when sending your sms message. Trademarks and already registered third party company names are not allowed. You can use any character in these ranges a-z, A-Z and 0-9. 11 characters maximum

You will find in the REPORTS section of your dashboard all your messages which have been delivered ornot. A status will be marked at the SMS such as pending or invalid number or any other error.

Yes. You can.

Just type the mobile phone number without + or 00 with the country code. For France, start from country code 33. You will have 337650xxxxxxxx. In case, if you wish to send a message to multiple mobile numbers, separate the number with a coma (,) or space.

160characters per message. Don’t copy and paste your SMS message from applications like MS Word, Outlook, etc. because it can insert non-GSM or unicode characters in the message inadvertently. Use  notepad or any other simple txt editor. Double check special or unicode character before sending your message.

Long codes are your standard 10 digit numbers and toll-free numbers are the typical numbers with area codes 800,844,866,888, etc…In the United States and Canada, long codes are best used with 2-way communication when the SMS conversation is taking place both ways. Toll-free numbers can also be used for 2-way communication, but are also intended for A2P traffic and great for business uses like marketing and notifications.

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