Multi-Factor (MFA) | Two-Factor (2FA) Authentication

-MFA/2FA authentication is the simplest, most effective way to make sure users are who they say they are.

Time to Value

 
Time to value, or time to security, refers to the time spent implementing, deploying and adapting to the solution. Determine how long it takes before your company can start realizing the security benefits of a two-factor authentication solution. This is particularly important after a recent breach or security incident.

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PROOF OF CONCEPT
Setting up a two-factor pilot program lets you test your solution across a small group of users, giving you the ability to gather valuable feedback on what works and what doesn’t before deploying it to your entire team.

ONBOARDING & TRAINING USERS
A vendor’s enrollment process is often a major time sink for IT administrators. Make sure you walk through the entire process to identify any potential issues.

For enterprises, bulk enrollment may be a more time-efficient way to sign up a large amount of users. To support your cloud apps, ensure your two-factor solution lets you quickly provision new users for cloud apps by using existing on-premises credentials.

See if the solution requires hardware or software for each user, or time-consuming user training. Token deployment can require a dedicated resource, but easy self-enrollment eliminates the need to manually provision tokens.

With a mobile cloud-based solution, users can quickly download the app themselves onto their devices. A solution that allows your users to download, enroll and manage their own authentication devices using only a web browser can also save your deployment team’s time.

DEPLOYMENT
Walk through likely implementation scenarios so you can estimate the time and costs associated with provisioning your user base. Cloud-based services provide the fastest deployment times because they don’t require hardware or software installation, while on-premises solutions tend to take more time and resources to get up and running.

Most security professionals don’t have time to write their own integration code. Choose a vendor that supplies drop-in integrations for all major cloud apps, VPNs, Unix and MS remote access points. You’ll also want to look for a vendor that enables you to automate functionality and export logs in real time.

Also, to save on single sign-on (SSO) integration time, check that your two-factor solution supports the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) authentication standard that delegates authentication from a service provider or application to an identity provider.


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Cloud-based services deploy faster because they don’t require hardware or software installation.




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