Glossary Term

Multi-factor Authentication

More About Plurilock

PDF

White Paper: Advanced Authentication

The state of authentication today—and why you need Plurilock products.
PDF

Plurilock Quad Chart

Quick, visual summaries of Plurilock value, use cases, architecture, and typical clients.
PDF

2019 Authentication Guide

Summary of authentication recommendations from major standards bodies, plus Plurilock’s own recommendations.
PDF

Behavioral Biometrics Guide

The definitive guide to behavioral biometrics, a core Plurilock technology.

Multi-factor Authentication, or MFA, is a form of authentication requiring that a user prove their identity using two or more identity factors at once. Security professionals generally recognize three basic identity categories that can be used to prove identity—things that a only the intended user knows (like a password or code), things that only the intended user has (like a mobile phone or token fob), or things that only the intended user embodies (like a fingerprint or facial structure).¶True multi-factor authentication, generally regarded as more secure than authentication requiring only one factor, requires that the two or more identity factors used for authentication be different—for example, a password combined with proof of the mobile phone's possession, or a token fob combined with a fingerprint.¶Cases in which the user must provide two of the same kind of identity factor to authenticate, such as a password followed by a secret phrase or answer, are not true multi-factor authentication, but are rather more properly referred to as two-step or multi-step authentication.

Stay informed. Join our low-volume list for news and updates.

PLURILOCK IS THE LEADER IN ADVANCED AUTHENTICATION

Plurilock is the leader in advanced, risk-based authentication. We provide invisible, device-free MFA for corporate endpoints, Citrix sessions, cloud applications, and their users in finance, healthcare, education, and SaaS.

Follow

        

Contact Plurilock

Have a question or comment?