Authenticating users ensures the right people can access the right tools at the right time. But what happens when authentication methods don't work or aren't right for an organisation? Often, organisations need help providing appropriate access to their various users who require different levels of authentication, which results in security risks or access restrictions that hinder productivity.
This is a problem many organisations need help with. But the answer is clear: introduce a flexible relationship between authentication and authorisation. With this approach, you can now use multiple authentication factors to determine the authorisation level providing greater security and ease of access.
G/On opens up options to use external authentication, including services like Google authenticator or the Duo app. These can be used instead of or combined with G/On's authentication factors, creating a lot of possibilities to improve the service level to the user. Using flexible authentication allows you to set up a system that caters to your diverse user vase enabling you to provide the right level of access at the right time.
Never worry again about what happens if a token breaks, gets lost or is forgotten, and users can't gain access. Instead, embrace a new, flexible approach to authentication, keeping people working and maintaining the security levels your customers need.
The application with the highest risk profile determines the authentication level needed. For highly secure applications, access may only be possible with the security token. But for other applications, users can use other means of authentication. When users cannot work because they cannot get access, it's frustrating and costly. Whether their token isn't working or they still need to receive it, the solution is hindering rather than helping them in these cases.
Flexible authentication schemes mean users can still be granted access to some applications where they do not need the same level of security. It won't enable access to the most secure application, but it means they can continue working. G/On is and always has been a zero trust solution. It's always determined user authorisation based on high levels of authentication, and it's now even more flexible to make this happen to suit your customers.