Two Factor Authentication for Secure Remote Access with SafeNet
WatchGuard Firewalls combine firewall/VPN with security services and a suite of flexible management tools to deliver strong security to support high-speed LAN backbone infrastructures and gigabit WAN connections.
The entire WatchGuard range including XTM Series and now M Series appliances inspect content at the application layer in order to recognize and block threats that stateful packet firewalls cannot detect. WatchGuard preserves performance; even with all security subscriptions enabled, throughput can reach a fast 800 Mbps.
Built to meet the efficiency and mobility requirements of the modern enterprise, any of the seven ports can be configured as Internal, External, or Optional to maximize utilization. Additionally, multiple VPN choices are available for flexibility in remote access.
WatchGuard Firewalls integrate with the SafeNet Authentication Service to secure remote access to enterprise resources with robust multi-factor authentication. SafeNet Authentication Service (SAS) delivers fully automated, highly secure cloud-based authentication-as-a-service for enterprises and service providers. With support for a wide breadth of authentication methods, SafeNet Authentication Service can provide strong authentication for XTM in the manner that is most effective for the customer. SafeNet Authentication Service offers streamlined management and shared services with its multitier, multi-tenant environment and automated workflows, making secure access in cloud and mobile environments easy and painless. – See more at: http://www.safenet-inc.com/partners/watchguard/#sthash.G4VMKsJV.dpuf
Two Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication ensures that users are who they claim to be by requiring them to identify themselves with a combination of:
- Something they know – password or PIN
- Something they have – token or smart card (two-factor authentication)
- Something they are – biometrics, such as a fingerprint (three-factor authentication)
Because strong authentication security requires multiple means of identification at login, it is widely recognized as the most secure software authentication method for authenticating access to data and applications.
Secure VPN Access
Delivered as-a-service from the cloud with SafeNet Authentication Service (SAS) or on-premises, SafeNet authentication platforms allow remote access from any device, while offering numerous seamless and prevalidated integrations with leading VPN solutions.
SafeNet’s platforms also provide organizations with the flexibility to deploy a wide range of form factors side-by-side: Depending on employee usability requirements and organizational privileges, organizations can select the authentication methods most suitable to them, including software, hardware, smart cards, USB, one-time password (OTP), and OOB authenticators.