Perforce Now Supports Multi-Factor Authentication, Adding Stricter Controls Over Access to High-Value IP

81 Percent of Data Breaches Involve Weak or Stolen Credentials; MFA Can Reduce That Risk

MINNEAPOLIS, May 1, 2018 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, now supports multi-factor authentication in its version control software, Helix Core. This provides additional options for controlling access to its customers’ high-value digital assets.

Perforce clients represent the top tier of elite global technology innovators, and the intellectual property they store in Helix Core is among their most valuable assets.

“Helix Core has always been one of the most securable version control systems because of its fine-grained access controls, high-visibility audit logs, strong password security, and secure replication,” explains Tim Russell, Chief Product Officer at Perforce. “With this release, Helix Core now offers 360-degree MFA protection, adding to its distinction as the most securable version control system on the market.”

According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigative Report, 81 percent of data breaches involve weak or stolen credentials. Multi-factor authentication can reduce that risk. In addition, version control systems (VCS) store the most valuable assets many technology companies have – their intellectual property.

Helix Core works out-of-the box with Okta, a leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, and is configurable to work with other MFA solutions.

About Perforce

Perforce is a leading provider of enterprise-scale software solutions to technology developers and development operations (“DevOps”) teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale during all phases of the development lifecycle. Enterprises across the globe rely on its Agile planning and ALM tools, developer collaboration, static code analysis, version control, and repository management solutions as the foundation for successful DevOps at scale. Perforce is trusted by the world's most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. Perforce has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, Boston, MA, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, India, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

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