As organizations strive to improve security, they often overlook their most critical network asset: users. Passwords have long been the primary method of authentication, but they are no longer secure enough on their own.
There are many reasons why passwords are not secure. One of the most common is that modern computers can easily guess, crack, or coerce passwords, especially if the password isn’t complex enough. When passwords are the only security measure used, it is easy for malware or hackers to steal passwords and gain access to 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 method of authentication.
Therefore, Windows administrators should introduce additional authentication steps into 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 usually “something you know”, like a password and the second form of identification is “something you have”, like a smartphone app.
The LogonBox Authenticator application is a one-touch secure authentication solution that allows your employees to log in to Windows securely. With LogonBox Authenticator, you can go beyond passwords and easily secure your staff.
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 in Windows, then the system sends a notification to their mobile phone. The LogonBox authenticator prompts the user for identification; this can be just a click of a button or can optionally include biometric input such as the user’s fingerprint or FaceID. After the user completes the request in the app, the user is allowed to login to the system.
The Benefits of Using LogonBox Authenticator
There are many benefits to using LogonBox Authenticator, including:
Increased security: By using modern cryptography, the LogonBox authenticator makes it harder for someone to impersonate another user and gain access to 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.
Reset password: When used as part of the LogonBox SSPR solution, the LogonBox Authenticator helps the user reset their forgotten Active Directory password.
If you are looking for a safer and more user-friendly way to log in to Windows, the LogonBox Authenticator is the perfect solution.
Why should you use the LogonBox Authenticator?
With LogonBox Authenticator, you can easily add an extra layer of security to your Windows environment and protect your data from unauthorized access. However, support is not limited to Windows.
You can use LogonBox Authenticator in many different authentication flows. For example, you can protect any web application that supports SAML or JWT with a custom feed. You can use LogonBox Authenticator credentials to log into SSH privileged accounts and secure solutions like WordPress. And with LogonBox Directory, our cloud-hosted user directory, you can use the authenticator to log in to legacy apps that support LDAPS.
How to get started with 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-premises virtual appliance or cloud-hosted solution. You can also use LogonBox Directory, a modern cloud-hosted user directory solution.
Either way, LogonBox helps you create the secure authentication flows you need to protect your network and your users. Our team of experts are always available to help you if you have any questions. Contact us today to get started with LogonBox Authenticator.