Forget two-factor authentication as a way to defend against system access from cybercriminals. San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based TextPower said it has created a way to use seven factors of authentication to help employees gain access to a website or login to a VPN. TextPower claims its SMS text message authentication uses a unique way to prevent unauthorized access to the correct verification PIN. TextPower CEO Scott Goldman said the process is easier to implement and a more secure way to implement additional authentication. The verification begins with the password, but the service also checks the unique device identifier, a key verification, validates the mobile number, and checks the cellular carrier's destination code. It also provides an optional PIN and link option to view a key.