Introducing Passwordless Authentication from Duo

by | Jun 17, 2021 | Just in, Security

Duo’s upcoming passwordless authentication solution helps you s@y g00dby3 to Pa$$words — without compromising on security.

What is Passwordless Authentication?

Passwordless authentication is a method of verifying a person’s identity when they access an application — but because it doesn’t rely on a password, it’s a more user-friendly and secure way to login.

How Does Passwordless Authentication Work?

Like multi-factor authentication before it, passwordless authentication is a way to verify people are who they say they are. What makes passwordless different is how that verification happens.

Traditional MFA relies on something you have, like a mobile device, and something you know, like a password.

Passwordless login still uses something you have, but it replaces the password with something you are, like a biometric.

So, just like MFA, passwordless uses two factors to verify identity — but the beauty of passwordless is that both factors can happen in a single gesture. For example, you pick up your device and perform a biometric — it’s as easy as that.

Why Go Passwordless?

By going passwordless, organizations can address the two major problems with passwords: security gaps and usability issues.

The promise of passwordless authentication is that it will:

Improve user experience. Users get seamless access without all the special characters.
Reduce IT overhead. Fewer passwords means fewer password resets.
Strengthen security posture. Attackers can’t steal a password if there’s no password to steal.

Why Choose Duo for Passwordless Authentication?

At Duo, we build best-in-class, famously user-friendly security products — and our approach to passwordless is no exception.
Our passwordless solution is still in development, but here’s a sneak peek at some of the features:

  • Easy activation of passwordless authentication for federated applications
  • Flexible authentication options
  • Seamless integration into any IT or security stack
  • Industry-leading administrator and end user experience
  • Engineered with security in mind

Get the passwordless authentication fact sheet to learn more!


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