Endpoint multi-factor authentication

Identity360 offers MFA to enhance the security of endpoints in organizations, prevent cyberattacks and safeguarding sensitive data from exposure.

  • 1,000+

    Over 1,000 password attacks are recorded per second, highlighting the persistent cyberthreats organizations face.*

  • 99.9%

    Moreover, more than 99.9% of compromised accounts lack MFA.

  • 87%

    According to a recent survey, 87% of the tech industry has already implemented MFA, and it is the top sector with the highest MFA adoption rate.

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Implementing a MFA solution for your endpoints can prevent password-based breaches by introducing an extra layer of security to your endpoint login.

Machine access protection
MFA for administrative privilege action

Machine access protection

  • Mitigate cyberattacks by reducing dependency on passwords and addressing the primary cause of breaches.
  • Add an extra layer of verification, such as email verification, Microsoft Authenticator, or Google Authenticator, to serve as a proactive defense mechanism in the event of a password compromise.
  • Enable users to swiftly enroll themselves in MFA using a user-friendly enrollment process.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards and meet the criteria set by cyber liability insurance providers.
Mitigate cyberattacks by reducing dependency on passwords in ManageEngine Identity360

MFA for administrative privilege action

  • User Account Control (UAC) plays a crucial role in protecting against unauthorized system alterations.
  • Relying solely on username and password verification for privileged actions exposes the system to exploitation by malicious actors.
  • Implementing MFA for Windows UAC enhances the security of elevated system tasks performed on standard user accounts.
  • Access to execute administrative tasks is granted only after successful completion of identity verification through MFA, ensuring authorized access.
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How endpoint MFA works in Identity360

Here is how endpoint MFA works when a user tries to access a machine:

How endpoint MFA works in ManageEngine Identity360?
  • The user initially logs in to the system using their username and password.
  • The system performs the primary authentication check by verifying if the provided username and password are correct.
  • If the primary authentication is successful, Identity360's IDSecurity Agent deployed on the system triggers additional authentication.
  • Depending on the administrator's configurations, the user may need to authenticate themselves through one or more methods.
  • The system verifies the second factor provided by the user. If the presented information matches the expected value, the user is granted access to the system.

Benefits of implementing
MFA for endpoints

Enhance remote desktop security

Strengthen the security of remote work setups by implementing MFA for RDP-based logins to Windows machines. By adding an extra layer of security to RDP logins, organizations significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access, particularly in remote work scenarios where employees may be logging in from various locations and devices.

Mitigate account takeovers

Minimize the likelihood of account takeovers and enhance overall security for users and their Windows machines. Given that more than 80% of cyber breaches result from compromised or weak passwords, MFA becomes indispensable by introducing additional layers of security to safeguard users and their sensitive data from unauthorized access and potential breaches.

Improve user convenience

Users who have completed MFA during their initial login on the machine can bypass MFA authentication each time they lock and unlock their machines for a specified amount of time. This provides convenience while maintaining security standards.

Secure administrative activities

Safeguard critical system activities with MFA for UAC, preventing exploitation even in the event of administrator credential compromise. This security measure adds an extra layer of protection and reduces the likelihood of unauthorized access to sensitive administrative functions.

Get detailed reports

Identity360 offers comprehensive insights into details such as users' MFA enrollment status and a complete record of all MFA attempts, including timestamps and the outcome of each attempt. These reports are customizable, allowing you to add or remove columns and apply filters to extract specific and relevant data.

Why MFA for endpoints is
quickly becoming a must-have for
enterprises that value security

Identity360's endpoint MFA significantly enhances security by requiring users to provide multiple forms of identification during Windows logins and various activities, such as UAC and RDP. This reduces the risk of unauthorized access even if a password is compromised. It adds an extra layer of protection against various cyberthreats, making it harder for attackers to threaten accounts even if passwords are compromised. By mandating a second layer of authentication, MFA for endpoints mitigates threats such as password-based attacks and phishing. This multifaceted approach significantly enhances overall security and resilience in the face of evolving cyber risks.

Help protect your organization from cybersecurity attacks with endpoint multi-factor authentication

Frequently asked questions

1. What is endpoint MFA?

Endpoint multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security measure implemented at the endpoint of a user's system to enhance access security by adding an extra layer of verification to reduce the likelihood of unauthorized access.

2. Why does your organization need endpoint MFA?

Implementing Identity360's endpoint MFA in your organization addresses various security concerns and offers several key benefits, including mitigating password vulnerabilities, protecting against remote threats, meeting compliance requirements, adding an extra barrier against malicious activities, and more.

3. How does endpoint MFA protect against password-related threats?

MFA provides robust protection for endpoints against password-related threats by introducing an additional layer of verification beyond traditional username and password authentication during a Windows login. It adds complexity to the authentication process, making it harder for attackers to compromise user accounts even when password-related vulnerabilities are exploited.

4. What are the types of authenticators that Identity360 offers for endpoint MFA?

Identity360 provides multiple authenticators for verification. You can select from a range of authenticators like email verification, Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Zoho OneAuth TOTP, and Custom TOTP Authenticator.

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Sources: *Microsoft, † Resmo, and Resmo