Today, traditional username and password is no longer enough to ensure the security of your network. As users are likely to reuse passwords, credentials are vulnerable to leakage, which become additional potential entry points for threat actors.
This is because cyberattacks now indirectly target networks through your users and their devices. In the Philippines where virtual private network (VPN) is widely used to remotely access the corporate network, this becomes a prime target. With only traditional username and password as security in place, it is difficult to verify if the access request is from a legitimate user, and thereby, easily granting unrestricted access to your network.
So what can companies do to mitigate these threats? This is where multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions like RSA SecurID come in.
Confidently authenticate users with RSA SecurID
To achieve a higher level of security for your network, you need an adaptive way to verify user identity before authenticating. By having an MFA solution in place, it minimizes the risks of allowing compromised user accounts into your network, especially with the huge repercussions as VPNs usually provide users a full access. This is done through authentication steps like approving via push notifications, biometrics, and one-time passwords. Access requests are also screened by SecurID’s risk analysis before access is granted.
When using a VPN, companies are unable to get the control and visibility that they need to ensure security of their network if user convenience is in consideration and vice versa. RSA SecurID eliminates this dilemma through the following:
Creating a single platform to access and authenticate when accessing the VPN, which eliminates the need of multiple MFA solutions on an on-app basis while maintaining compatibility for your legacy or modern (whether its on-prem, private, or public) applications.
Providing a high level of identity assurance that gives your security a strong mechanism for confirming users are who they say they are
Giving users a choice over how they authenticate (either through push notifications, biometric or one-time password)
Granting users a way to authenticate quickly and intuitively with real-time responses at no expense of productivity
On top of these, It is easy to deploy and manage. Users only need to download the SecurID app through their preferred app store (IoS, Android, or Windows) while administrators are able to manage all account through a single window.
If your company is looking for ways to improve your access gateway security whether it be for legacy applications, on-premise or cloud apps, SecurID has the capabilities to ensure identity assurance.
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