Symantec VIP Two Factor Authentication.

Symantec VIP Two Factor Authentication

Data loss from internal can be easier and much worse than an external breach. Weak passwords and not using multi factor authentication for VPN or even sensitive file access is asking for trouble.
Sophisticated network attacks have rendered simple password authentication insufficient to protect an organization against unauthorized access to its network and applications. The ramifications of unauthorized access to confidential information are dire: non-compliance, financial penalties, and theft of intellectual property. Symantec™ Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP) is a leading cloud-based strong authentication service that enables enterprises to secure access to networks and applications while preventing access by malicious unauthorized attackers.
Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service

 
How Two-factor Authentication Works?
Two-factor authentication (2FA) demands two of the following:
For enterprises, this dual mechanism delivers a higher level of security to protect confidential data and applications while meeting compliance requirements.

  • Something a user knows:

    Such as a user name and password.

  • Something a user has:

    A hardware credential such as a token, a smartcard, a cell phone, or something a user is such as a biometric fingerprint.

Features:
  • Cloud based infrastructure:

    Secure, reliable, and scalable service delivers authentication without requiring dedicated on-premise server hardware.

  • Transparent risk-based authentication:

    Leverage device and behavior profiling to block risky logon attempts without changing the legitimate user’s logon experience.

  • Multiple two-factor credential options:

    Deploy one-time password credentials in a variety of hardware, software, or mobile form factors.

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  • Free mobile and desktop device credentials:

    Support for over 850 Android™, iOS®, Blackberry™, Windows® Phone, or J2ME™ devices .

  • Out-of-band support:

    Authenticate users via SMS text messages. voice phone calls, or email.

  • Self-service credential provisioning:

    Deploy strong authentication to end users without requiring IT helpdesk or administrator configuration or intervention.

  • Enterprise infrastructure support:

    Integrates with popular enterprise VPNs, webmail, SSO applications, and corporate directories.

  • Self-service credential provisioning:

    Deploy strong authentication to end users without requiring IT helpdesk or administrator configuration or intervention.

Symantec Two factor Authentication Credential Options
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Benefits:
  • Helps organizations prevent unauthorized access to sensitive networks and applications, comply with data protection regulations, and Strong protection Augment password-based logons with an additional layer of authentication, be it Intelligent Authentication device and behavior profiling or through a hardware or software-based credential.
  • Enforce security best practices.
  • Cloud-based approach allows organizations to quickly and easily deploy strong authentication without up-front capital expenditures.
  • Flexibility to meet diverse needs Tailor your use of strong authentication to balance the cost, convenience, and security.
  • Broad array of authentication options allows an organization to select the right authentication approach to deliver protection for a variety of users and use cases. Options range from traditional one-time password (OTP) credentials to using device ID and risk-based analysis to invisibly authenticate known users exhibiting expected logon behavior, or a combination of both.
Knowledge is power.
Whether it’s your proprietary data, customer insights, or strategic plans, data is valuable and needs protection. The problem is large. In 2015, half a billion personal records were stolen or lost, according to the Symantec 2016 Internet Security Threat Report Vol. 21 (ISTR).
 
 

What’s behind this risk? Research shows both internal and external threats. Criminals have found that they can obtain your data by breaking into your systems or by targeting your staff who might be softer targets. If your staff use simple or default passwords, over-share data, or don’t follow security measures (such as removing redundant files from cloud services), they put your data at risk. And malicious insiders, such as disgruntled employees, may try to steal sensitive corporate data to further their career or to sabotage your company.

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