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Dynamic Passwords - Enforcing Authentication

Stepping Away from the Static

Even in 2021, in a world where authentication is a large part of cybersecurity measures, the password has still become the cornerstone for accessing websites, applications, and other common logins. In the recent Raconteur publication, "Future of Authentication", they report that Username/Password is still a key identity and access management (IAM) service in 73%...

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Tags: password strength, static password, Uncategorized, Access Management, data security, #One-time password, OTP, OTP Authentication, stronger authentication

The Benefits of Two-Factor for Your Offline Desktop

Why Require Two Factor for Windows Logons?

PortalGuard has offered two-factor authentication for Windows workstations and servers as part of its PortalGuard Desktop offering since 2013. As with all multi-factor initiatives, the primary use case is to increase security. As an example, multiple customers have installed the PortalGuard Desktop 2FA on Windows servers in their environment. If a ...

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5 Ways PortalGuard Helps Institutions Implement 2FA

As an IT professional working in higher education, you understand how critical and complex managing campus user identity issues are. As sensitive information begins to be stored both on your campus and in the cloud, you must provide a secure system for all of your stakeholders, including students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration. Relying on simply a name and password is no longer... Continue Reading →

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One-time Password: Pros and Cons

 

Any Mission Impossible or James Bond fans out there? Just about every movie in those two franchises deals with the protection of secure data. It kind of comes with the territory. With the evolution of each film comes the evolution of ways to protect data, as well as new, ingenious methods of getting around those security methods. It’s a vicious cycle that Hollywood depicts almost perfectly:...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, #bestpractices, #infosec, IT Security, #ITSecurity, #passwords, PortalGuard, #2FA, #One-time password, OTP, PassiveKey, Password Security, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication