Two-Factor Authentication Evaluation Guide

by | Sep 14, 2021 | Just in, Security

What to look for when assessing and comparing two-factor authentication solutions

Two-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:

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A comprehensive set of criteria to customize your evaluation to your organization’s needs

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An overview of the hidden costs of a two‑factor solution and how to determine your return on investment (ROI)

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What to look for to ensure your solution can protect against the risk of a data breach

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A list of resources needed to deploy, provision and integrate your solution

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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.

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More than 80% of hacking breaches involve brute force or the use of lost or stolen credentials.

VERIZON 2020 DATA BREACH INVESTIGATIONS REPORT

But, not every two-factor solution is the same. Some vendors only provide the bare minimum needed to meet compliance requirements – and lots of hidden costs required for deployment, operation and maintenance.

Plus, many traditional solutions are clunky, error‑prone and require extensive user training and support – costing your employees time and productivity

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