Apr 27, 2021

TeamViewer adds additional layer of security for incoming connections

Goppingen, Germany, April 27th, 2021TeamViewer, a leading global provider of secure remote connectivity solutions and workplace digitalization technology enables two-factor authentication (TFA) for connections to complement with existing security features, like TFA for accounts and the end-to-end encryption of connections TeamViewer is known for.

TeamViewer accounts can be secured with two-factor authentication since a long time already, which is recommended by security experts. From now on, incoming connections can be secured with TFA in addition to raise awareness of every connection established at any point in time. The optional security feature can be set up for all TeamViewer remote control connections and is executed via push notifications. After one or multiple mobile devices are registered, users will be asked to allow or deny each connection via the registered devices.

“We are constantly updating our security features to provide the most secure remote connectivity solution while being committed to our easy-to-use approach.”, explains Christoph Schneider, Director Product Management at TeamViewer. “No matter if for business purpose or non-commercial users, with the layered approach of multiple security features everyone can adapt the level of security to their needs.”, he adds.

TeamViewer TFA for connections is available for all Windows clients. macOS and Linux are in development and will be released within the upcoming months. A detailed guide on how to set up the TFA for connections can be found in the TeamViewer Community.

About TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a leading global technology company that provides a connectivity platform to remotely access, control, manage, monitor, and repair devices of any kind – from laptops and mobile phones to industrial machines and robots. Although TeamViewer is free of charge for private use, it has more than 600,000 subscribers and enables companies of all sizes and from all industries to digitalise their business-critical processes through seamless connectivity. Against the backdrop of global megatrends like device proliferation, automation and new work, TeamViewer proactively shapes digital transformation and continuously innovates in the fields of Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. Since the company’s foundation in 2005, TeamViewer’s software has been installed on more than 2.5 billion devices around the world. The company is headquartered in Goppingen, Germany, and employs around 1,500 people globally. In 2020, TeamViewer achieved billings of EUR 460 million. TeamViewer AG (TMV) is listed at Frankfurt Stock Exchange and belongs to the MDAX. Further information can be found at www.teamviewer.com.

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