Token Unveils Cutting-Edge MFA Ring to Combat Cyber Threats

In an era where cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated and widespread, Token has taken a significant step forward by introducing the new Token Ring, equipped with BioTouch Secure™ technology. This innovative product aims to transform the landscape of multi-factor authentication (MFA) by offering a more secure, user-friendly solution that combats the increasing threats of phishing and ransomware.

The newly launched Token Ring features a sleek design and advanced technology, including a 508 DPI capacitive fingerprint sensor, a large-capacity secure element, and a capacitive-touch bezel. With support for both NFC and Bluetooth communications, it promises a seamless user experience. The integration of BioTouch Secure™, leveraging fingerprint biometrics, represents the pinnacle of user authentication, securely housed within an attractive, wearable device. This approach not only enhances convenience but also significantly reduces the risk of losing or misplacing authentication devices.

 The Rising Tide of Ransomware Attacks

The threat landscape in 2024 is dire, with ransomware attacks and data breaches setting new records in losses and frequency. Organizations large and small have become prime targets for cybercriminals, largely due to the reliance on outdated, 20-year-old legacy MFA technologies. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an astounding 90% of successful cyberattacks begin with a phishing email, demonstrating the critical vulnerabilities in current cybersecurity defenses.

 The Need for Advanced MFA

Token’s next-generation MFA addresses these vulnerabilities head-on by removing the human error factor from the security equation. As cyber criminals increasingly adopt tools like generative AI to craft more convincing phishing attempts, traditional defenses are no longer sufficient. The new Token Ring’s state-of-the-art technology counters these tactics by eliminating common attack methods such as credential theft and MFA prompt bombing, thereby safeguarding sensitive information against even the most sophisticated threats.

 Market Response and Adoption

Since its introduction in 2023, the Token Ring has been met with enthusiastic response from the market. Its adoption is rapidly growing among top-tier clients, including major U.S. financial institutions, consulting firms, healthcare providers, and more. The simplicity and effectiveness of Token Ring in stopping phishing and ransomware attacks make it a standout solution in the cybersecurity space.

It offers security that stops phishing and ransomware attacks, has a very fast implementation, integrates easily with every IAM, SSO, and PAM solution available, and is easy for users to adopt. The growing list of organizations awaiting evaluation (Proof of Concept) rings and engaged with Token includes:

  • 5 of the top 10 US financial institutions
  • 3 of the top 5 consulting firms
  • 3 of the top 5 US wireless providers
  • 2 of the largest healthcare providers
  • Major retailers, insurance providers, automakers, and businesses

Organizations have invested countless millions of dollars and innumerable hours of lost productivity, training every user to be an expert at identifying phishing attacks and ways to avoid falling victim to attacks on MFA. Increasingly, these efforts are failing because outdated legacy MFA has not kept pace with modern cyberattacks.

Token CEO John Gunn emphasized the urgency of updating our cybersecurity defenses, stating, “When the incredible power of generative AI meets the 20-year-old defenses of legacy MFA, the outcome is very easy to predict, unfortunately with devastating consequences both financial and human. We are asking far too much of our users to expect them to be our number one defense mechanism against the most sophisticated cyber attacks using technology from the era of floppy disks and dial-up internet. Next-generation MFA removes the reliance on people and will stop the overwhelming majority of the most damaging attacks we see today.”

 Looking Ahead

As Token continues to innovate and lead in the cybersecurity industry, the company invites interested parties to learn more about the Token Ring at the upcoming RSAC 2024, where they will be showcasing the new product. For further details on how Token and its solutions are revolutionizing the approach to cybersecurity, visit

Token is committed to advancing the field of cybersecurity with solutions that are not only effective but also user-centric, ensuring that businesses can protect their most valuable assets without compromising on ease of use or efficiency. As cyber threats evolve, so too does the technology designed to combat them, with Token at the forefront of this critical battle.

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