ESET, specialised in proactive digital protection, launched its newest version of the ESET Secure Authentication.
The two-factor authentication (2FA) application provides secure access to online applications, with an updated ease of installation and support. Also, the added integration flexibility provided by the Software Development Kit (SDK) and API now extends protection to a wider range of applications and data.
While a standard password authentication requires a user's password to access a given service or device, the two-factor authentication requires two elements: a user's password and a one-time-password (OTP), which is generated on a physical device. Should the user's password be compromised, a criminal will not gain access to their network without having the complementary device.
ESET Secure Authentication was first released in 2013, making use of remote end-users' mobile devices to deliver a one-time password (OTP) when they connect to company networks, providing added security to the network and the device. The new version provides access to business applications, such as Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft Dynamics. Furthermore, all communication between the client-side authentication servers and the ESET Secure Authentication provisioning server is encrypted using TLS (Transport Layer Security). Also, ESET Secure Authentication now includes PIN protection to guard against fraud in the case of loss or theft.
The newest version of ESET Secure Authentication is available in local markets across North America and the Caribbean.