A New Tool for Security Management

Illustration of securityEasy onboarding and offloading of new users.

By Rick Richardson

A new security product has been launched, and it’s packed with features for a reasonable price.

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Authen2cate is a single-sign-on (SSO) and multifactor authentication (MFA) service provider. Authen2cate provides a full-service, end-to-end solution that includes consulting services, implementation, integration, and ongoing maintenance and support.

Reduce Security Risk. The need for multifactor authentication in today’s world is only becoming more and more apparent. According to The Password Expose from LastPass, the average employee is managing 191 passwords. Even a genius would sweat at the thought of remembering 191 unique, strong passwords from memory. This promotes the reuse of basic passwords and is a looming threat to every company. Remember, a simple eight-character alphanumeric password can be cracked in a matter of minutes.

As the internet and cloud solutions become an even more significant part of everyday life – especially in the workplace, ensuring identities can be properly authenticated and access is securely granted to only the right people – passwords alone are an outdated security measure. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) states that “MFA should be used wherever possible for any external access like VPN, Outlook Web Access or Citrix” and advised that many of the security issues it sees today stem from passwords. Also, NIST recommended that businesses should incorporate MFA in their login policies, and that password management and policies are not “one size fits all.” Authen2cate is designed to help with these issues.

By implementing Authen2cate’s unified Identity and Access Management solution, users can prevent identity attacks and data compromise with an added layer of security.

Meet compliance requirements. Security and privacy are essential topics in many industries: health care, government, IT, education and more. Most industry compliance guidelines and requirements from HIPAA, HITECH, PCI, FIPS, NIST and others require or highly recommend added layers of security. By implementing Authen2cate’s MFA solutions, users can better prepare for audits and meet compliance standards to protect their organizations.

Multifactor authentication allows for added security to protect user logins and sensitive data. In today’s technical world, where everything is saved on a computer, in a server or in the cloud, it is more important than ever to protect personal information further. Should a username and password become compromised, MFA serves as a second layer of security, preventing access to sensitive information.

Provisioning. One of the critical requirements of all compliance standards is not only creating access for a new user but also making sure that when a user leaves the organization, access is revoked. Authen2cate’s solution allows the administrator to seamlessly and automatically provision a new user by simply adding them to the application group in the directory. Applications such as Office 365, Salesforce, Oracle, SAP and many more take only a few minutes to deploy. When a user leaves the organization, delete them from the directory or remove them from the application group, and access is terminated for all applications they had previously been assigned.

Simple user experience. Authen2cate's unified Identity and Access Management solution offers a seamless and straightforward experience for all users while adding another layer of security. How can Authen2cate make your life easier and more secure?

  • Single sign-on portal: Sign in once to your customized portal and get instant, secure access to all your apps in one central platform.
  • Mobile app: Three benefits all in one application. Implement multifactor authentication to add another layer of security to your applications. Securely reset your passwords straight from the app. And lastly, unlock your account if you completed too many failed login attempts.

Pricing. Authen2cate offers a 45-day free trial, and its subscription is $3/user/month with a minimum of 10 users.

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