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WatchGuard AuthPoint – Multi-Factor Authentication

Protecting Your Network Assets With MFA

WatchGuard AuthPoint was designed to provide the best MFA security solution, focusing on what is really important for any business – protecting access to computers, networks and Cloud applications seamlessly, while still providing the best user experience.

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Passwords Are Insufficient

Every day, cyber criminals use stolen credentials to access and infect systems or steal data. What’s most needed to reverse this trend is for authentication to require additional proof of identity beyond simple username and password, and to be widely deployed by all companies – no matter their size.

MFA Keeps Imposters Out

WatchGuard AuthPoint® is the right solution at the right time to address this security gap with multi-factor authentication (MFA) on an easy-to-use Cloud platform. With a simple push notification, the AuthPoint mobile app makes each login attempt visible, allowing the user to accept or block access right from their smartphone. WatchGuard’s unique approach adds the “mobile phone DNA” as an identifying factor to further ensure that only the correct individual is granted access to sensitive networks and Cloud applications.

Intuitive, Cloud Management

MFA has been out of reach for some organizations due to the complex integrations and burdensome on-premises management, which makes it impossible to implement without a large IT staff and considerable up-front expense. By contrast, WatchGuard’s AuthPoint solution is a Cloud service, so there’s no expensive hardware to deploy, and it can be managed from anywhere using WatchGuard Cloud’s intuitive interface. Additionally, our ecosystem offers dozens of integrations with 3rd party applications – ensuring that MFA protection is broadly applied for access to sensitive Cloud applications, web services, VPNs and networks. AuthPoint users can sign in once to access multiple applications, and they appreciate being able to add 3rd party authenticators, such as for Facebook or Google Authenticator, to the friendly mobile app.

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Three Ways to Authenticate With the App

Push-Based Authentication

Secure authentication with one-touch approval. You see who’s trying to authenticate, and where, and can block unauthorized access to your resources.

QR Code-Based Authentication

Use your camera to read a unique, encrypted QR code with a challenge that can only be read with the app. The response is typed in, to finalize the authentication.

Time-Based-One-Time Password (OTP)

Retrieve your dynamic, time-based, one-time password as displayed,
and enter it during login.

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Features & Benefits

Authentication technology has evolved to Cloud-based services, which provides fast deployment, easier integration, and worry-free management. Allied with a mobile app, the security is finally at the user’s fingertips. With a single touch, the user can check and approve an authentication request, or reject an access attempt from an unauthorized intruder, blocking the cyber attack right from the start.

WatchGuard AuthPoint was designed to provide the best MFA security solution, focusing on what is really important for any business – protecting access to computers, networks and Cloud applications seamlessly, providing the best user experience. In order to achieve that, we based AuthPoint in six main pillars:

  • Security
  • Simplicity
  • User experience
  • Fast deployment
  • Easy integration
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Online (push) and offline (QR code and OTP) authentication
  • Low TCO Cloud service
  • Mobile device DNA check for a strong identity match
  • Lightweight, full-featured mobile app in 13 languages
  • VPN, Cloud and PC login protection all included
  • Web Single Sign-On (SSO) portal
  • Easily protect VPN, Cloud apps and web services using the integration guides
  • Configure ‘Safe Locations’ for convenient MFA bypass in trusted networks