Authentication, or the act of confirming something (or someone) is authentic, is one of the cornerstones of security; it is critical when allowing a VPN user access to the corporate network. Strong authentication methods protect against hackers and other unauthorized access attempts.
Different authentication methods include:
- Something the user has (e.g., wristband, ID card, security token, software token, phone, or cell phone)
- Something the user knows (e.g., a password or personal identification number (PIN))
- Something the user is or does (e.g., fingerprint, retinal pattern, or voice recognition)
Two-factor authentication is mandatory for many law enforcement and government agencies and is also becoming more common in commercial enterprises. Two-factor authentication means that you need two out of the three aforementioned authentication methods; for example, in addition to a password, it requires something the user has, such as an ID card or security token.
Columbitech Mobile VPN supports two-factor and multi-factor authentication
Columbitech Mobile VPN supports multifactor authentication and a broad range of authentication methods, such as Windows domain username/password, client certificates (WTLS and X.509), RADIUS, and RSA SecurID. The authentication process can be integrated with an organization’s standard authentication procedures.