Web hosting billing system WHMCS announced on Wednesday it has released version 5.2 of its all-in-one client management, billing, and support solution.
The latest update of WHMCS comes a few months after the popular billing system experienced network issues with its website and ticket system. To improve on this, WHMCS 5.2 contains important security updates, along with many new features and improvements.
According to the press release, one of the major highlights of this release is the introduction of two-factor authentication for both staff and clients enables hosting providers to add an additional layer of security to their login process.
A recent Fortinet report projects that more businesses will adopt a form of two-factor authentication in 2013 for their employees and customers. It is becoming increasingly easy to quickly crack a four- or five-character password using password cracking tools.
Two-factor authentication comprises of a web-based login and a secondary password sent through a user’s mobile device or a standalone security token.
WHMCS is offering a professional upgrade service where it will handle the entire update process for customers.
Web hosting control panel developer cPanel acquired a financial stake in billing software company WHMCS. cPanel VP of operations Aaron Phillips discussed the partnership with WHMCS at HostingCon 2012.
Talk back: Are you currently offering WHMCS billing software to your customers? How do you think version 5.2 compares to previous WHMCS versions? Let us know in the comments.