Authen Digital® 2FA
Requires user interaction
The legacy MFA solutions, focused only on security, have little concern for the burdensome and intrusive user experience. The Wikipedia definition states “access is granted to a website or application mechanism after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence for an authentication”; these steps must be performed by the users themselves”. Search for a touch-free MFA process has been the “Holy Grail” of the MFA community. Authen Digital touch-free and passwordless is the long-awaited solution. With its patented technology, Authen Digital delivers high level MFA access control security with no log in involvement by the users at any level other than a username.
From a practical point of view, if other MFA legacy products have been previously installed, Authen Digital may be viewed as a way to harden an existing site without adversely affecting the user experience; Authen Digital is compatible with the other MFAs and its process is transparent to the users. Nothing previously installed has to be removed.
MSP’s, Administrators and network managers have a constant concern for breaches by unauthorized users with bad intent. The most cautious users can fall victim to phishing that makes a site and its contents vulnerable. With Authen Digital installed, and access granted only to registered user devices, an administrator’s concern for the billions of devices in the world goes away. A hacker, in possession of a user’s credentials, is unable to access an Authen Digital protected site. (check out our demo).
This is also important from a general site management perspective. Since Authen Digital is typically installed as the final step of verification if other MFA is installed, configuring an alert indicating an attempted intrusion is meaningful and important to the SIEM-Security Information and Event Management world. It should not be viewed like other MFA failures such as wrong passwords, typos, session time-outs, etc. An Authen Digital alert is confirmation that an unregistered device is being used and is concrete proof of an issue that should be dealt with.
There are many instances where vendor accounts have been breached, enabling hackers to obtain credentials to a vendor customer’s site (where orders, invoicing and payments are transacted) and create large problems.
An alert by Authen Digital is not just “noise”!
Within A Zero Trust environment, credentials presented at initial logon and cashed are not acceptable for subsequent elevations; time-wasting re-verification of the user/device is required. With Authen Digital® the device verification (with only a user name) process at each elevation can be performed without intrusion or awareness by the user- i.e. touch-free.
The Authen Digital patented technology initially involves scanning, encrypting and storing physical characteristics of the users’ devices in the Authen Digital cloud-based vault. At each log in, the users’ devices are re-scanned, to either grant or deny access with no involvement by the users themselves- either at initial log in or subsequent elevations.
This touch-free aspect is important for all users, inconvenienced for years by time-wasting inputs of phone numbers, virtual tokens and personal questions. Simply measuring the cost of, possibly billable, user hours is justification enough!
Another issue to consider is the mental maturity of young children learning remotely who struggle with focus and remembering passwords. This is less of a security issue but important for busy parents and educators and site administrators. Developers can use our tools in many ways to provide imaginative solutions anywhere.
The MSP, local administrator or a network manager. A simple admin app is provided but developers can customize admin solutions with our tools. Authen Digital personnel are not involved- yet available to assist with questions.
Authen Digital is affordably scalable for small to large user groups. However, if a developer wishes to provide a MFA solution for a single user, perhaps only the developer, it can be utilized in that way. There are no costs beyond the annual user license fees.
Yes, the patented technology has been successfully penetration tested at a very high level. Check it out with our demo.
The only cost to a MSP or developer for a basic Authen Digital installation is $29.00 per user per year with no maintenance or installation fees. Volume discounts are available for re-sellers, MSP integrators or large user groups.
For a more in-depth understanding, we recommend opening a developer account. You will find a simple demo test of the technology, the Authen Digital and Admin SDK’s.