Using stolen passwords or user credentials is now the number one tactic used by hackers to breach your business network defences.
To help guard against this, our security partner Watchguard has developed their AuthPoint multi-factor authentication solution. This means, even if your password is stolen, hackers cannot access your business data.
AuthPoint is a cloud-managed solution that offers a second level of user authentication. This means whenever you login to one of your accounts, you will get a notification on your mobile device to authenticate who you. By adding this additional level of protection you can be assured your business is protected.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) will reduce network disruptions and data breaches that occur through stolen or weak user credentials (passwords). AuthPoint takes traditional 2-factor authentication (2-FA) to the next level by incorporating innovative ways to ensure you are who you say you are. It deploys mobile device DNA incorporating a large ecosystem of third party integrations. Meaning, strong protection is deployed across your whole network. This includes VPN (virtual private networks) and cloud applications.
MFA requires users to provide the credentials they know (username and password) and information on something they have (mobile phone). AuthPoint then provides a highly secure MFA product that incorporates push messaging, QR (quick response) codes or one-time passwords (OTP). Mobile device DNA then matches the users phone against the secondary password and grants access. As this secondary password changes constantly, any stolen credentials become worthless.
The easy to use AuthPoint app means users can authenticate from their mobile. This means there is no need for key fobs or thumb drives. Just install and activate the AuthPoint app and get started. You can then authenticate any service directly from your smartphone. This app is free of charge from the AppStore and Google Play.
Simplicity is the name of the game. This is the reason that AuthPoint has incorporated Single Sign-on (SSO). As part of the 3rd party ecosystem, AuthPoint has incorporated SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language). This is the standard protocol that allows web browsers to incorporate SSO using a secure device. SAML eliminates all passwords, instead, using cryptography and digital signatures to pass a secure sign-in token to the web application. An added benefit is off-line authentication for Windows and Mac users.
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