Security for all of your applications.
Most if not all of us have hundreds of passwords to remember, including passwords we use daily to access systems, applications and personal data as well as business applications. End users often take the easiest path when it comes to passwords by recycling them or storing them in files on computers or phones. An ideal scenario for your typical hacker.
Many companies have been victims of damaging security breaches executed by unauthorised users gaining access to the network or acquiring inappropriate levels of access.
This illustrates the clear need for advanced authentication mechanisms beyond usernames and passwords. Multi-factor authentication is the commonly used name for this mechanism.
Multi-factor authentication requires additional credentials beyond a username and password for gaining access to an application, site, or data. There are three basic elements that can be used in multi-factor authentication:
- Password or PIN (remembered by the user)
- Smart cards or mobile phones (which the user possesses physically)
- Biometric aspects such as fingerprints (presented by the user)
By definition, multi-factor authentication requires the use of different elements. Asking for two different passwords isn’t multi-factor authentication, whereas a website sending an access code to a user’s phone, which the user then has to enter in addition to their usual password is.
Infradata’s multi-factor authentication solutions allow organizations to use advanced security options such as single sign-on, which is easier for end-users, but harder for hackers. With single sign-on, the user performs an initial multifactor authentication process. Once that has been successfully completed, the end-user is admitted to their single sign-on software and can gain access to required applications and data without having to enter passwords or credentials every time.
Our multi-factor authentication solutions include the following features:
- Ability to transparently identify network users and enforce identity-driven policy
- Seamless secure two-factor/OTP authentication across the organisation
- Certificate management for enterprise wireless and VPN deployment
- Guest management for wired and wireless network security
- Single sign-on capabilities for both internal and cloud networks
Infradata offers a number of alternative multi-factor solutions based on technology from leading vendors to help enterprises with the integration of their existing IT and security solutions for a seamless user experience.
Multi-factor authentication supports the implementation of effective security policies and strengthens security by ensuring that sensitive networks and data can only be accessed by the right person at the right time.
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