What to look for when assessing and comparing two-factor authentication solutionsTwo-factor authentication is the simplest, most effective way to make sure users really are who they say they are. In this guide, you’ll get:
A comprehensive set of criteria to customize your evaluation to your organization’s needs
An overview of the hidden costs of a two‑factor solution and how to determine your return on investment (ROI)
What to look for to ensure your solution can protect against the risk of a data breach
A list of resources needed to deploy, provision and integrate your solution
An overview of the different strategic business initiatives, and how your solution fits into them
By verifying your users’ identities before they access your network, two-factor authentication protects your applications and data against unauthorized access. It works by requiring multiple factors to be confirmed before permitting access versus just an email and a password. Authentication factors can be something you know, like a password; something you have, like your device or a security key; something you are, like your personal fingerprint (biometrics); somewhere you are, like your location; and your level of access based on adaptive policies.
More than 80% of hacking breaches involve brute force or the use of lost or stolen credentials.
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