itro’s Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Our unique multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution not only reduces network disruptions and data breaches arising from weak or stolen credentials but we deliver this important capability entirely from the Cloud for easy set-up and management.
Moreover, AuthPoint™ goes beyond traditional multi-factor authentication (MFA) by incorporating innovative ways to identify users, such as with our Mobile Device DNA.
With our large ecosystem of 3rd party integrations, this means that strong protection can be consistently deployed across the network, VPNs, Cloud applications – wherever it’s needed.
Even non-technical users find the friendly AuthPoint mobile app easy and convenient to use.
Ultimately, itro’s AuthPoint is the right solution at the right time to make MFA a reality for businesses that desperately need it to block attacks.
What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?
Use of 2 or more authentication factors, from:
- Something you know (password, PIN)
- Something you have (token, mobile phone)
- Something you are (fingerprint, face)
- Your password
- Approval on your mobile authenticator
- Correct mobile phone DNA
- A fingerprint to access (with certain phone model)
So Why MFA?
When considering the direct and indirect expenses associated with a data breach, the costs can add up. After a breach, a company often hires specialists to investigate the cause of the breach, and then adds security measures to address any failures, as well as pays regulatory fines, legal fees, and more. Even so, the indirect costs from reduced employee productivity, and lost current and future customers can be more substantial.
To put a number on it, a Ponemon Institute study puts the average cost of a data breach at $141 per data record with sensitive data…or $1.32M when you consider the average
data breach of 9,350 records. How likely is it that you will experience a breach from a weak or shared password? Data shows that 3 out of 100 people2 use the weak password “123456” and 6 out of 100 use the same password for all online accounts. So, you have to ask yourself, how likely is it that one or more of your employees are mishandling their passwords. This may be why more regulatory bodies are requiring 2FA or MFA for at least some portion of compliant companies’ users – such as with the additions to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) v 3.2.
The good news is that you can mitigate these risks with Cloud-based multi-factor authentication for a reasonable cost! With no expenses for additional infrastructure, hardware tokens, and software support and maintenance, it takes just $2.50 per user, per month or less to reduce the likelihood of the aforementioned $1.32M in breach expenses.
Benefits of MFA
Effective MFA Protection with Mobile Device DNA
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires users to supply the information they know (username and password), and information provided on something they have, as well as other factors that can be associated with the specific individual. AuthPoint provides a highly secure MFA product using a push message, QR code, or one-time password (OTP); and our mobile device DNA matches the authorized user’s phone when granting access to systems and applications. Therefore, an attacker who clones a user’s device in an attempt to access a protected system would be blocked, since the device DNA would differ.
Easy-to-Use AuthPoint Mobile App
WatchGuard’s AuthPoint app allows users to authenticate right from their own phone! No need to carry key fobs or thumb drives; instead install and activate the AuthPoint app in seconds, and then use it to authenticate from a smartphone. It enables speedy push-based authentication as well as offline authentication using QR codes with the phone’s camera. The app is available in 11 languages and downloads free of charge from the AppStore and Google Play.
Broad Coverage with Web Single Sign-On
itro’s ecosystem includes dozens of 3rd party integrations with AuthPoint – allowing companies to require users to authenticate before accessing sensitive Cloud applications, VPNs and networks. AuthPoint supports the SAML standard, permitting users to log in once to access a full range of applications and services. In addition, the secure login feature provides online and offline authentication to Windows and Mac machines using the AuthPoint app.
Keep Hackers Off Networks, VPNs, Cloud Resources and Much More!
itro Cloud Platform
- 100% Cloud-based management
- Authenticator allocation and activation
- Authentication policies based on groups and resources
- Logs and reports
- Role-based access
- Intuitive, attractive user interface
AuthPoint Mobile App
Three authentication methods in one:
- Push messages
- One-time passwords
- QR codes when offline
- Mobile authenticator – no additional hardware to carry
- 11 languages
- Multi-token support
- iOS and Android – free to download
- PIN/biometrics protection (on certain devices)
- Mobile device DNA – added authentication
- Self-service mobile token migration to new
- Corporate network gateway
- AD and LDAP user authentication and sync
- RADIUS proxy
- Integration with 3rd party applications without native MFA support
- Computer login protection for Windows and macOS
- Add MFA to Cloud resources, applications, database and web resources
- Support for SAML and RADIUS standards
- Comprehensive integration guides for many popular 3rd party solutions
Contact Us To Find Out More!
If you have any questions about MFA, IT Security and Support or just want to ask our friendly technical engineers some questions, contact us at [email protected] or call us on 1800 10 3000.