The days of securing a well-defined perimeter around your organisation are gone. The cloud, mobile technologies, the internet of things (IoT) and diverse user groups freely exchange data across digital ecosystems, network and economies. This fluidity, however, means that organisations must secure access at multiple points, or risk letting in intruders seeking to hijack data.
To manage the increasingly diverse digital landscape of mobile user populations, hybrid environments and BYOD programs, IT and security managers need to move beyond usernames and passwords, expanding their use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) to help provide secure and convenient access to the critical data and systems users need.
Authentication can be applied to cloud applications, VPN access, digital workspaces, and custom or legacy apps with firewalls behind them.
Authentication can bring three things to the table: Choice, appropriate risk analysis, and ease of use for everyone.
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