Sure, I get it: today, passwords still have a role to play for organizations looking to secure access to applications and other digital resources. But for how much longer? As we discuss in the RSA webinar series Access Transformation in Action, by going beyond the password to add more ways of authenticating, you can make user access to your resources both more convenient and more secure. With increasingly complex access environments, and more points of access than ever before, you have every reason to add multi-factor authentication options (including hard and soft tokens, smartphone-based push to approve, biometrics, SMS and more) wherever users connect to resources. RSA has identified five key areas where you can start to transform secure access by going beyond the password.
1. Protecting the Cloud Applications Users Rely on Every Day
What would your workforce do without Microsoft Office 365? Salesforce? Workday? Those are just a few of the applications organizations rely on that live in the cloud these days, and the market for these types of apps continues to grow. At the same time, attacks on cloud infrastructures are also growing, making secure access to cloud-based applications more and more important. By integrating multi-factor authentication directly with SaaS applications, you can make it harder to compromise them—while still making it easy for legitimate users to access them. Learn more about this in the RSA webcast on MFA for cloud applications.
2. Making Sure Privileged-User Resources Are Protected
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from RSA Blog authored by Tim Norris. Read the original post at: http://www.rsa.com/en-us/blog/2018-08/beyond-the-password-implementing-mfa-at-every-connection-point.html