Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
Evolving business needs around cloud applications and mobile devices, combined with rising threats, and the need to reduce costs, require entirely new considerations for access control.
In this regard, two-factor authentication serves a vital function – by securing access to corporate networks, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud applications, protecting the identities of users, and ensuring that a user is who he claims to be.
Two-factor authentication ensures that users are who they claim to be by requiring them to identify themselves with a combination of:
Something they know – password or PIN
Something they have – token or smart card (two-factor authentication)
Something they are – biometrics, such as a fingerprint (three-factor authentication)
Because strong authentication security requires multiple means of identification at login, it is widely recognized as the most secure software authentication method for authenticating access to data and applications.
SafeNet's 2FA Solutions Include:
Mobile Workforce Authentication for Secure Remote Access
When corporate resources are scattered across cloud-based, web-based, and on-premises applications and databases, the need for unified authentication policies is critical in ensuring transparency and consistency for access controls. Today, organizations need to address the issues of remote access security, even when their employees are located in the office.Learn About Our Solutions for Secure Remote Access
Secure VPN Access
As employees are increasingly mobile and expect greater access, organizations are looking to ensure secure VPN access. Administrators need to create consistent authentication policies for secure access to all corporate resources and keep their authentication solution flexible, cost-effective, and easy to-deploy.Learn How Our Solutions Secure VPNs
Secure Access to Citrix and VDI Solutions
Secure Cloud Access
As enterprises transition to the cloud, they are essentially shifting their focus from controlling security with physical boundaries, to that of a virtual infrastructure. When data and applications move to the cloud, user access – by default – takes place remotely. Organizations must therefore implement access controls for applications in the cloud as well as those still in the confines of the data center.Learn How Our Solutions Secure Cloud Access
Secure Network Access
Secure Access to Web-Based Applications
To enable employee mobility, companies of all sizes require unified management of security policies, different levels of assurance, and the ability to securely grant employees access via numerous endpoints. With an authentication platform that provides all of the above, organizations can implement unified access policies and single sign-on (SSO) for web-based applications and other corporate resources.Learn How Our Solutions Secure Web-Based Apps
Two-Factor Authentication Products
SafeNet allows organizations to meet the IT challenges of cloud, mobility, and escalating threats with authentication platforms that offer flexible and simplified service delivery, and which address numerous use cases with the broadest range of authentication methods and tokens.view Resources
Two-Factor Authentication Resources
Authentication serves a vital function within any organization -securing access to corporate networks, protecting the identities of users, and ensuring that a user is who he claims to be. Check out the below resources to learn more about how two-factor authentication is giving organizations and individuals the ability to better protect their valuable data.
The Magic Quadrant for User Authentication depicts Gartner's independent analysis of authentication vendors in the marketplace. Positioning within the quadrant is based on an organization's ability to execute and completeness of vision. Gartner has positioned SafeNet in the leaders quadrant.
A significant number of high profile security breaches have occurred recently, bringing the organizations affected to the front pages of the business press. These events have had a negative impact on the public image of these companies, and may also have a harmful effect on their business. These incidents have caused the CIOs of many companies to reevaluate their info-security strategy in general, while also placing specific focus on their user authentication and transaction security requirements.
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Whether IT organizations choose to embrace, resist, or deny them, the reality is that the increased prevalence of mobile devices in the enterprise presents a range of fundamental implications. This paper examines the paradigm shifts taking place in enterprise IT organizations today, and then focuses on the key implications the proliferation of mobile devices has for mobile authentication. The paper then uncovers some of the key strategies for making mobile authentication work effectively and securely in today's IT environments.