Logging into devices, networks and cloud services is an everyday part of modern work. It⁹s also a risk factor and a potential inconvenience, because standard login methods such as entering passwords are not optimized for either ease of use or security.
SecureDoc Passwordless Authentication is your best choice, whether as one element in two-factor authentication or as the sole login requirement for certain supported services.
SecureDoc Passwordless Authentication goes beyond traditional passwords using
Passwords come with drawbacks, in terms of both security and convenience. SecureDoc Passwordless Authentication gets aroundPasswords come with drawbacks, in terms of both security and convenience. SecureDoc Passwordless Authentication gets aroundthese disadvantages with a different kind of methodology: asymmetric cryptography.
How asymmetric cryptography works: The login process uses two keys, one public, stored by the site or service being logged into, and the other private and held only on the user⁹s chosen security key device.
The service sends a nonce to the device for identity
verification and the user unlocks access to the private key with a local gesture such as a biometric scan or entering a PIN. Then, the private key signs the nonce, sends that signal back to the service and the login verification is complete.
Using this system overcomes the security risks that come with lost, hacked or reused passwords, as well as the countless employee hours lost to managing and retrieving passwords.
Organizations of all kinds can get security and convenience benefits from SecureDoc Passwordless Authentication
The more intensive the security requirements facing an organization are, the better the use case that business has for advanced asymmetric cryptography authentication methods.
Fields including government, health care and finance have the highest levels of demand for advanced login methods that go beyond standard passwords, as these sectors face the greatest risks regarding data loss and attacks. When even one compromised password can cause untold losses, including both fines and reputation damage, it makes sense to deemphasize passwords as a login method.
Even beyond the highest-risk sectors, virtually every business today maintains protected information on customers, employees and intellectual property. Protecting this content with new authentication methods, without sacrificing convenience and efficiency, is a top reason to seek out new authentication technologies.
It's simple to start your journey to the passwordless future
SecureDoc Passwordless Authentication is part of the next wave of authentication technologies designed to take emphasis away from passwords. Using the standards-based authentication methodologies promoted by the FIDO Alliance, the technology can be part of your company⁹s journey to a more secure and efficient post-password era.
With support building among major tech industry entities, from Google to Apple and Microsoft, there is momentum behind passwordless efforts. By starting your journey now, your organization can reap the attendant flexibility and security advantages before competitors do the same.
Other login methods such as one-time passwords, SMS and ⁸push⁹ are potential alternatives to passwords as well, but none deliver the combination of protection and ease of use that you get with asymmetric key login. SecureDoc Passwordless Authentication is ready to become a central part of your team⁹s workflows.
A flexible and more secure approach to authentication, SecureDoc Passwordless Authentication is part of the path to a true passwordless world.