As organizations strive to improve security, they often overlook the most critical asset in their network – the users. Passwords have long been the primary authentication method, but they are no longer secure enough on their own.
There are many reasons why passwords are insecure. One of the most common is that modern computers can easily guess, crack or brute force passwords, especially if the password is not complex enough. When passwords are the only security measure used, it is easy for malicious software or hackers to steal passwords and access sensitive information or systems.
Using Two-Factor Authentication in Windows
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released new guidelines that recommend against using passwords as the sole authentication method.
Therefore, Windows administrators should introduce additional authentication steps to their authentication flows. The process is called multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) and is a security process that requires two or more forms of identification to access data or systems. The first form of identification is typically “something you know”, such as a password and the second form of identification is “something you have”, such as a smartphone app.
The LogonBox Authenticator app is a secure one-touch frictionless authentication solution that enables your employees to log in to Windows securely. With the LogonBox Authenticator, you can go beyond passwords and secure your workforce with ease.
How does the LogonBox Authenticator work?
The LogonBox Authenticator introduces a two-step verification process to ensure that only authorized users can access your data. When a user enters their username and password into Windows, the system then sends a notification to their mobile phone. The LogonBox Authenticator prompts the user to identify themselves; this can be just a simple click of a button or can optionally include a biometric input such as the user’s fingerprint or FaceID. Once the user completes the request within the app, the user is allowed to log in to the system.
The Benefits of Using the LogonBox Authenticator
There are many benefits to using the LogonBox Authenticator, including:
Increased security: Using modern cryptography, the LogonBox Authenticator makes it more difficult for someone to spoof another user’s identity and access sensitive information.
User-friendly: The LogonBox Authenticator is very user-friendly and eliminates the need for passwords.
Increased productivity: The LogonBox Authenticator can save employees time by allowing them to quickly and easily log into Windows with their fingerprints.
Password reset: When used as part of the LogonBox SSPR solution, the LogonBox Authenticator helps user reset their forgotten Active Directory password.
If you are looking for a more secure and user-friendly way to log in to Windows, the LogonBox Authenticator is the perfect solution.
Why should you use the LogonBox Authenticator?
With the LogonBox Authenticator, you can easily add an extra layer of security to your Windows environment and keep your data safe from unauthorized access. However, support is not limited to Windows.
You can use the LogonBox Authenticator in many different authentication flows. For example, you can protect any web app that supports SAML or JWT with a custom flow. You can use LogonBox Authenticator credentials to log in to SSH privileged accounts and secure solutions like WordPress. And with LogonBox Directory, our cloud-hosted user directory-as-a-service, you can use the Authenticator to log in to legacy applications that support LDAPS.
How to Get Started with the LogonBox Authenticator
Getting started is easy. You can add the LogonBox Authenticator to your existing Active Directory infrastructure with LogonBox SSPR, available as an on-premise virtual appliance or cloud-hosted solution. Alternatively, you can use LogonBox Directory, a modern cloud-hosted user directory-as-a-service solution.
Either way, LogonBox helps you build the secure authentication flows you need to protect your network and users. Our team of experts is always available to help if you have any questions. Contact us today to get started with the LogonBox Authenticator.