User access control is always about balancing the need to secure the business with usability. While previously this would have required compromises on either or both sides, modern platforms are more easily able to address both.
Staff are required to login to more business tools than ever before. With a surge in passwords required, staff tend to either use the same password, weak passwords or recycle old passwords, causing a chink in your security. A single or global sign-on (SSO) that is used for all business tools causes users to create longer, stronger, and more secure passwords as they only need to remember one.
With a typical login, all that is required is your username, which is most often publicly accessible information, and a password. This means “ilovecats01” could be the only thing protecting your systems. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires a third piece of verification, in this case physical access to the user's phone, before they are authenticated to complete their login. You no longer need to carry around expensive physical tokens; modern technology makes it as simple as tapping yes to a notification on your secure mobile device. MFA is considered one of the most secure measures you can implement to stop unauthorised people accessing your applications and compromising your business.
Simplify onboarding and new tool adoption with a single login.
People circumvent complex security measures, using a single sign-on and an easy MFA method, uptake is easy, convenient and total.
A real-time log provides visibility to geolocation tracking, application access reports and integrates with SIEMs.
81% of 2017 data breaches involved weak or stolen passwords*; a single sign-on calls for one robust password that is hard to break.
Users can be created and removed from a central location, avoiding missed deactivations which leave you with ghost accounts.
Single sign-on and MFA easily integrate with both cloud applications and on-premise solutions.
Your staff can have access to all the best tools and software without adding extra passwords and extra risks.
Whilst a SSO and MFA environment is simple and easy to use, it can be complex to set up. Our experienced experts can do it all for you.
“Our first engagement with The Missing Link was for a full security review and penetration test throughout our entire environment. We used The Missing Link to identify what our risks and exposures were and what we needed to do to resolve those. The Missing Link came onsite to undertake that work. They were very consultative, dependable and accurate and they presented a roadmap for us going forward.”
Chief Technology Officer, Gilbert + Tobin
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