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Proximity authentication solution.

What is Proximity Authentication?

May 15, 2021

Proximity authentication explained. Proximity authentication is the process of authenticating users of a system via their presence (proximity) using either a proximity token or smartphone. If the user is in a close enough proximity to the computer, then a prepared set of credentials are automatically verified and the user is authenticated. This is the fastest…

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Preventing Password Fatigue & Stress

May 6, 2021

Stress alert! The biggest password problem might be the fatigue and stress. Password stress happens when users must memorize and type a large number of passwords on a consistent basis. Nobody wants to remember and type a long and complex password. The problem is that good security means unique usernames and passwords that are both long…

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Proximity computer lock.

Bluetooth Proximity Lock for Workstations

April 27, 2021

Bluetooth proximity lock for computers allows you to lock and unlock computers with a Bluetooth signal (Bluetooth token or phone). Some Bluetooth PC lock models use active Bluetooth connections. Some are easier to use while others have more dynamic features for IT admins with a central admin console. Though this may require some setup or…

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MFA token for improving workflow performance.

Security Key – Multi Factor Authentication

April 15, 2021

Security Key for Multi-Factor Authentication explained. Hardware-based MFA keys provide an additional layer of security to your computers, website accounts, and desktop application accounts. Security key-based login is an authentication mechanism that uses a dedicated hardware device to grant the user access to a system rather than using a password or other non-hardware based means…

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Authentication solutions for 2FA.

Authentication Methods

March 31, 2021

What is an Authentication Method? Authentication is a security mechanism that requires predetermined evidence (factor) before being granted authorization to a system. 2FA is consists of two different required authentication methods. MFA may require more than two factors of authentication before a user can access a system. The most common examples of authentication factors are…

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Preventing Man-in-the-Middle Attacks with GateKeeper.

March 6, 2021

Prevent man-in-the-middle attacks using GateKeeper 2FA. Using a 2-factor authentication solution prevents malicious actors from successfully executing a man-in-the-middle attack, even if a password is stolen. The thief would still need the second authentication factor to gain access to the targeted account. Man-in-the-middle attacks involve a malicious actor listening in on communications. A typical example…

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What is Authentication Intent?

February 10, 2021

Authentication intent is a specific action required by the user intending to login. IT admins also use intent to reduce unintended login risks. Examples of requiring authentication intent include typing in an OTP, inserting a USB, scanning a token, pushing a button, and perhaps biometrics. NIST Special Publication 800-63B 5.2.9 defines “authentication intent” as the following: “An…

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What is the difference between lock and log off?

What’s the difference between lock, switch user, and sign out?

July 9, 2020

GateKeeper Authentication lock options. Windows 10 has three options when the user leaves the computer with their GateKeeper token: lock, switch user, and sign out. GateKeeper proximity lock allows either the user to select their default option. Similarly, admins can control enforce options for users. Picking the right option is crucial for certain industries like…

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