Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) or Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is the process of using a multi-step verification of access to a system. This normally works by providing a username+password, plus one other form of identification.

We currently offer ESET Secure Authentication, which provides a powerful software-based two-factor authentication (2FA), safeguarding your company’s mobile workforce against data breaches due to compromised passwords and aiding in regulatory compliance with HIPAA, PCI DSS and others. ESET Secure Authentication validates VPN and logins with a unique one-time-password (OTP) adding an important layer of security to your organization’s sensitive data. Simple to manage, ESET Secure Authentication is more flexible, cost effective, and easy to use than hardware OTP tokens or appliances. Secure your employees’ Outlook Web Access (OWA), Remote Desktop access (Web App / RDP), Microsoft® Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint® and Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM. Secure your SSL-VPNs in as little as 10 minutes.

How ESET Secure Authentication Works

How ESET Secure Authentication Works

How ESET Secure Authentication 2FA works

Unlike standard password authentication, 2FA OTP requires two elements: a user’s password and an OTP generated on a designated physical device. It is the physical device requirement that sets 2FA OTP methodology apart. With each login, a new OTP is required, meaning access to the device is required. Should the user’s password be compromised, a criminal could not gain access to your network as they do not have the complementary device.

ESET Secure Authentication is the easiest and quickest way to implement 2FA for your business. By using the smartphone that the user already carries with him or her, the ESET Secure Authentication mobile app is always within easy reach when the user needs a secure, randomly generated OTP. The mobile app requires no IT help to install on the client-side and very little training to use. The server-side integration and management is equally simple, making ESET Secure Authentication much less expensive to own than other 2FA solutions.

Multi-factor Authentication system is perfect for mitigating risk password practices, or providing security against data-breaches, which may be of particular interest to those in industries with regulatory compliance requirements such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, FFIEC Guidelines, Sarbanes-Oxley, FERPA, NIST and CJIS to name just a few.