MFA is an additional security measure businesses or individuals can take to secure their network, device or applications. MFA relies on users having at least two different methods to prove and authenticate their identity and allow access, this is usually something the user and only the user knows (passwords), something only the user has (tokens, mobiles phones) or something the user is (facial recognition, fingerprints).
Did you know, 1 in 5 people use weak passwords, and it’s not that hard to guess Password123. It only takes one stolen password for an entire network to be compromised! MFA is an easy way to add an additional security step in the log in and authentication process and can significantly reduce the number of online identify thefts or fraud. Guessing or stealing one credential will no longer be enough to gain access to the network.
AuthPoint is WatchGuard’s MFA product, which can be integrated with many third parties, so you only need one application to authenticate against any of your systems. Any external login attempt creates a secure push notification to the user’s mobile device with details of the authentication. This can either be accepted when trying to access your own device or rejected when someone else is trying to attempt to gain access.
AuthPoint implements MFA using the application that users download onto their mobile device. WatchGuard’s AuthPoint takes the traditional two-factor authentication and adds Mobile Device DNA so even if the device was to be cloned, the different DNA would mean the attempt at gaining access would be blocked. Protecting users’ corporate identities from theft and misuse.