What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multifactor authentication (MFA), is a method of authentication that requires users to provide multiple forms of identification in order to access a system or service. This can include something the user knows, such as a password or a PIN, something the user has, such as a security token or a biometric device, or something the user is, such as a fingerprint or a facial recognition scan.
By requiring multiple forms of identification, multifactor authentication makes it more difficult for unauthorized users to access a system or service. This can help protect sensitive data and systems from unauthorized access, and can reduce the risk of security threats such as password cracking and identity theft.
Multifactor authentication factors can be used instead of credentials which is also called as passwordless authentication. This can be more convenient for users, as it eliminates the need for them to remember and manage multiple passwords. This can improve the user experience and make it easier for users to access the systems and services they need.
Improved User Experience
By offering a more convenient and secure authentication process, multifactor authentication can improve the overall user experience. This can make it more likely that users will adopt and use the authentication system, and can help improve user satisfaction and engagement.
In some cases, multifactor authentication may be required by regulations or industry standards, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). By implementing multifactor authentication, organizations can ensure that they are compliant with these regulations and standards.
MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION FEATURES
Broad Integration Capabilities
Due to its broad integration capabilities, Securify Identity MFA can be used to login securely to all applications in your organization. For all these, your users only need to install a single app to their mobile phones.
To-be-Securified applications include social media, cloud-based applications, remote access (VPN, SSH, RDP), network devices (Switch, Router, Load Balancer), security devices (SIEM, IPS, PAM, Firewall, etc.), Federated Identity / SSO (with OpenID Connect, SAML, WS-Federation, etc.), Outlook Web App (OWA), ECP, ADFS, corporate software (MIS, CRM, ERP, etc.), Windows Login or Domain Login, LDAP, Radius protocol and many others.
Supports both Cloud and On-Prem Deployments
Our solution could be installed both on cloud or on-promise (on your local system). You can even employ Securify Identity in a closed network having no access to the Internet.
Highly Scalable, Robust Architecture
Securify Identity is built on a container-based service-oriented architecture. Stateless application layer and database cluster system can be easily scaled up for environments that require high performance. The system can be configured and deployed as either Active-Active or Active-Passive cluster. Taking into account the load parameters, automatic resource management and scaling can be performed using container orchestration.
Patent-Pending White Box Crytography Based Mobile Security
With Securify Identity, your users will have the chance to install the most secure Mobile Authenticator Application in the market today. All cryptographic keys stored in mobile phones are protected by a patent-pending innovative technology which pushes the limits of a technique known as white-box cryptography.
Adaptive and Risk Based MFA
Securify Identity supports adaptive and risk-based multifactor authentication. It adjusts to the level of risk associated with each login attempt, and only requests additional authentication factors when necessary. This helps to ensure that the authentication process is secure and user-friendly. For example, if a user is logging in from a trusted device and location, they may only be required to enter their password, while a user logging in from an unknown device and location may be required to provide additional authentication factors.
Fine Tuned Customization Ability of Authentication Factors
Securify Identity enables to set and change at any time the multi factor in use (online OTP, offline OTP, Push Notification, Passwordless, SMS, etc.) per user. For instance, for only selected users, you may go with SMS OTPs. Settings per application basis are also supported. By this way; the same user is required to be authenticated with his biometrics only for accessing a privileged application but not his personal social media account.
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