Multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been out of reach for some organizations due to the complex integrations and burdensome on-premise management, which has made it hard to implement without a large IT staff and considerable up-front expense. Yet, using stolen credentials to breach network resources is now the #1 tactic* that hackers use; and therefore, MFA has become one of the most important safeguards to protect your business.
*Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2018
WatchGuard AuthPoint is a Cloud service, so there’s no expensive hardware to deploy, and it can be managed from anywhere using WatchGuard Cloud’s intuitive interface.
Additionally, our ecosystem offers dozens of integrations with 3rd party applications – ensuring that MFA protection is broadly applied for access to sensitive Cloud applications, web services, VPNs and networks.
AuthPoint users can sign in once to access multiple applications, and they appreciate being able to add 3rdparty authenticators, such as for Facebook or Google Authenticator, to the friendly mobile app. With a simple push notification, the AuthPoint mobile app makes each login attempt visible, allowing the user to accept or block access right from their smartphone.
WatchGuard AuthPoint is the right solution at the right time to provide multi-factor authentication (MFA) security on an easy-to-use Cloud platform. WatchGuard’s unique approach adds the “mobile phone DNA” as an identifying factor to further ensure that only the correct individual is granted access to sensitive networks and Cloud applications.