February 25, 2015 •
With the threat of cyberattacks constantly looming, IT professionals know that password-only protection is simply not enough to safeguard the corporate resources that run behind virtual private networks (VPNs). That’s especially true right now with a rising number of workers accessing office VPNs remotely. As a result, experts are urging businesses to adopt two-factor authentication (2FA).
Here’s some insight into how VPN administrators and security managers use LoginTC 2FA to protect their networks.
LoginTC, a cloud-based 2FA solution, leverages existing mobile and virtualization investments, which means it does not require any additional hardware. Rather, it integrates seamlessly with a virtual host, an existing VPN appliance — from Cisco to WatchGuard — and end users’ smartphones, tablets or desktops. This nullifies overhead expenses while improving user experience.
Scalable for millions of users, without the headache of keeping any inventory in stock, LoginTC admins issue and revoke user tokens from the cloud-based Admin Panel accessible in their browsers. Admins select the method of user registration and provisioning that works best for them and execute it from the Admin Panel:
On top of that, LoginTC integrates seamlessly with single sign-on (SSO) and SAML federation systems.
Through the use of Secure Remote Password (SRP) protocol, LoginTC provides premium-level, Government-trusted security, which — when enabled — helps businesses and organizations become PCI DSS, HIPAA and FFIEC compliant. This system has two major advantages, which Grant Moerschel points out in his InformationWeek article, “The Fuzzy Future of Identity Management.” He says:
When end-users are empowered to employ their own choice of device (particularly relevant in a BYOD context) for 2FA — rather than a foreign object, such as a key fob — little to no training is required. Plus, with LoginTC’s simple 3 step system (receive, decide, unlock) users are likely to adopt the new practice more easily and more quickly, and are less likely to lose the technology at hand. When end-users are happy, administrators get to focus on other important tasks.
Some admins have carried out a Proof of Concept (PoC) before committing to LoginTC. LoginTC lends itself well to this because the LoginTC Starter Package is free for up to 10 users. The Starter Package has full-fledged functionality minus the added benefit of bonus features. This means potential customers can fully experience exactly how LoginTC will work in the specific context of their company before purchasing it.
For example, if an admin wishes to set-up 2FA for all of his/her e-commerce business’s corporate resources, which include a VPN for employee access to email and documents, as well as a WordPress content management system as a customer website, s/he could do so very easily for up to 10 users. If satisfied, the admin would simply upgrade the subscription in the Admin Panel.
To learn more about implementing LoginTC 2FA for VPNs, click here.
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