BALANCING SECURITY AND USABILITY
Balancing security and usability is an important challenge for all organizations that are looking to protect their systems and sensitive information from unauthorized access. On one hand, strong security measures are essential for protecting against attacks and preventing data breaches. On the other hand, these measures need to be implemented in a way that is user-friendly and doesn't negatively impact the user experience.
Securify Identity can help organizations to strike the right balance between security and usability. Securify Identity platform includes a range features to support usable security, such as single sign on, risk based adaptive access control, just-in-time provisioning, easy onboarding process and passwordless authentication. At the same time, Securify Identity is designed to be user-friendly and to require a minimal amount of training, making it easier for admins to configure the system and settings.
There are a rich set of passwordless authentication options you can implement using Securify Identity
SINGLE SIGN ON (SSO)
Securify Identity includes single sign-on (SSO) capabilities, which allow users to login to multiple systems and applications using a single set of credentials. This brings user convenience because there is no longer a need to remember and enter multiple passwords. At the same time, SSO can also help to improve security by reducing the number of passwords that users need to manage and by protecting users against all types of password attacks.
RISK-BASED ADAPTIVE ACCESS CONTROL
Risk-based adaptive access control is another important feature of Securify Identity that makes a risk assessment to determine the level of authentication required for a given user or transaction. This approach helps to balance security and usability by requiring stronger authentication measures only for higher-risk situations, while allowing lower-risk situations to be authenticated with fewer and/or easier steps.
For example, a user who logins from a trusted location, such as their home or office, may be authenticated just with a username and password. However, a user who logins from an unknown location, or who suddenly attempts to access sensitive information, may be required to provide additional forms of authentication, such as a one-time code sent via SMS or a fingerprint scan.
This approach helps to improve security by requiring stronger authentication measures for high-risk situations, which help to prevent attackers from gaining access to a system. At the same time, it also improves usability by allowing lower-risk situations to be authenticated with fewer steps, which can make it easier and faster for users to access the systems and resources they need.
Securify Identity also offers just-in-time provisioning, which allows to automatically provision new users and accounts based on real-time data and events. This can help organizations quickly and efficiently grant access to the resources and information that users need, without making any preconfiguration or synchronization.
Securify identity onboarding process is one of the most user friendly solutions when compared with other options. Users are not required to complete complex activation processes e.g., scanning a QR code. Instead, they only download Securify Identity mobile app and sign up. All the other onboarding operations are carried out remotely and automatically.
Passwordless authentication is another usable security feature of Securify Identity which is a method of login to a system without the need for a password. Instead of using a password, users can authenticate themselves using a variety of other methods, such as biometric authentication, one-time passwords, push notification, FIDO2 tokens or behavioral biometrics.
By eliminating the need for a password entirely, passwordless authentication methods are often considered more convenient than traditional passwords. Passwords, as we all know of, can be difficult to remember and enter correctly especially when there are so many of them. Securify Identity provides many passwordless options to improve the user experience and make it easier for users to access the system. Last but not the least, passwordless means no reset password calls to your helpdesks.
Overall, Securify Identity is the right address for balancing security and usability. With Securify Identity, you can get the right mix of security and usability by providing both strong and usable security measures. These measures protect against unauthorized access and data breaches, while also improve the user experience and make easier to access the systems and resources.