Secure Access Management Solutions that Reduce Insider Risks and Improve Productivity

Secure Access Management is an integrated solution that provides visibility and control over all privileged accounts and users to reduce the risk of data loss.

Two-factor Authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication (2FA), typically cited as two-step verification or dual-factor authentication is a security method during which the user provides two different authentication factors to verify themselves to better protect both the user’s credentials and the resources the user will access.

What is the difference?

Two-factor authentication provides the next level of assurance than authentication strategies that rely on single-factor authentication (SFA), during which the user provides only one factor — generally a password or passcode. Two-factor authentication strategies rely on users providing a password as well as a second factor, usually either a security token or a biometric factor like a fingerprint or facial scan.

Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to the authentication process by making it tougher for attackers to gain access to a person’s devices or on-line accounts, as a result of knowing the victim’s password alone is not enough to pass the authentication check. Two-factor authentication has long been used to control access to sensitive systems and data, and online service providers are increasingly using 2FA to safeguard their users’ credentials from being used by hackers who have stolen a password database or used phishing campaigns to obtain user passwords.

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., name and password) to gain access to any of several related systems, applications, and websites. SSO can be used by enterprises, smaller organizations, and individuals to alleviate the management of various usernames and passwords.

How does authentication work without SSO?

Two-factor authentication provides the next level of assurance than authentication strategies that rely on single-factor authentication (SFA), during which the user provides only one factor — generally a password or passcode. Two-factor authentication strategies rely on users providing a password as well as a second factor, usually either a security token or a biometric factor like a fingerprint or facial scan.

Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to the authentication process by making it tougher for attackers to gain access to a person’s devices or on-line accounts, as a result of knowing the victim’s password alone is not enough to pass the authentication check. Two-factor authentication has long been used to control access to sensitive systems and data, and online service providers are increasingly using 2FA to safeguard their users’ credentials from being used by hackers who have stolen a password database or used phishing campaigns to obtain user passwords.

Password Manager

A password manager is a software application that is used to store and manage the passwords that a user has for various online accounts and security features. Password managers store the passwords in an encrypted format and provide secure access to all the password information with the help of a master password.

What is a Password Manager?

Password managers are applications that serve as the solution for maintaining several passwords and account information. They store the login information of the various accounts and automatically enter them into the forms. This helps in the prevention of hacker attacks like keystroke logging and it prevents the need to remember multiple passwords.

Password managers enable the use of strong and unique passwords for each online account and provide an efficient way to manage all the passwords. The login information is encrypted and stored in either the local memory of the user’s system or in cloud storage. Portable password manager applications installed in mobile devices can also be used to manage and remember passwords anywhere and use them on shared systems.

Benefits of Secure Access Solutions

Strengthen Security

Execute your identity policy across all users, devices, cloud and on-premise applications

Improve ROI

Automate processes, eliminate identity infrastructure costs, and deploy integrated applications in minutes.

Increase Productivity

Eliminate lengthy integration, password resets and Shadow IT policing.

Protect Against Fraud

With identity theft soaring, employees and customers trust companies that take security seriously

Defend your organization against the constant threat of identity theft

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