Editors' Note: The download button opens the iTunes App Store, where you may continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed with an active iTunes account in order to download and install the software. This download may not be available in some countries.
VIP Access is a tool from Symantec that adds a strict layer of security to your mobile and desktop browsing through an ultimately easy-to-use mobile app. While you'll need to spend some time on the front end, understanding how it works and you'll need to add additional codes to ensure secure access, the effect of this is that it is nearly impossible for someone to gain access to your most secure accounts.
VIP Access works exceptionally well for the sites on which it is available. Using Verisign technology and powered by Symantec, it has a strong and secure pedigree, and it is supported by PayPal, eBay, Merrill Lynch, and dozens of other secure online banks, business portals, and resource management systems. Of course, because the companies that use it need to opt in and set up a log-in portal, not all of your bank accounts and online tools may use it, limiting how effective it might be on a person-by-person basis. At the same time, the app and its companion Web site tools are not very descriptive in how the system works. You'll likely spend some time digging through the tutorials to untangle the system.
That said, if you do use the services supported by VIP Access and want to ensure your security on those sites--both on your mobile device and on your desktop--is as secure as possible, we do recommend this app. Easy enough to use once you get it set up and designed for immediate access when on the go, VIP Access is a good security companion.
Use VIP Access from your desktop or mobile device to help prevent your online data from getting into the wrong hands.Symantec Validation & ID Protection Service (VIP) helps protect your online accounts by providing a security code - - in addition to your user name and password - - for safe and secure sign-in. VIP Access acts as a VIP credential that generates this six-digit number. The security code is a unique, one-time password (OTP) that automatically changes every 30 seconds. Optionally, you can be prompted for a push verification from VIP Access on your mobile device when you sign in to an account. Simply approve the request on your mobile device to complete sign-in safely and securely. The participating organization must be set up to use push verifications.For more details, refer to the release notes for VIP Access for iPhone available at Symantecs Support Knowledge Base.Where you can use VIP Access:Register and use VIP Access at web sites of participating organizations such as eBay, PayPal, E*TRADE, or any of the hundreds of participating organizations web sites within the VIP Network that display the VIP logo: https://m.vip.symantec.com/wheretouse.vNote: VIP Access is compliant with the OATH (Open Authentication) initiative.We welcome your suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
What's new in this version:
- Supports push verifications for authentication, if enabled by the participating organization. - VIP Access can now use the language settings configured on the mobile device