SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, today announced the release of ESET Secure Authentication (ESA) 2.4®, a mobile-based two-factor authentication system which provides additional security for accessing company networks and sensitive data, safe and hassle-free.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) safeguards your company against data breaches and supports privacy compliance by adding an extra layer of security to verification processes. Unlike standard password authentication, ESET Secure Authentication requires two elements: a user’s password, plus a one-time password (OTP) generated on the user’s smartphone. It’s the easiest way for small to medium businesses to reduce the risk of stolen, weak or cracked passwords.
“In today’s security environment, two-factor authentication is extremely important given all the poor password practices,” said Jeff Chen, Director of Solutions Marketing at ESET. “ESA 2.4 helps prevent the risk of breaches by using unique passwords for each access, and also adds two-factor authentication to a wider range of applications and data such as Office 365 or Google apps. In response to customer feedback, ESA 2.4 makes significant improvements in both user experience and support.”
ESA 2.4 includes local login protection for Windows in a domain environment, as well custom delivery options and support for web/cloud services via Microsoft ADFS 3.0® integration. ESA 2.4 can be easily deployed to supplement nearly all existing VPN devices, adding strong authentication without any significant change to the VPN configuration. Any business running Active Directory can protect their data in 10 minutes with ESA’s simple double-click installer.
ESET recently joined technology industry leaders to support increased cybersecurity awareness and encourage consumer use of multi-factor authentication to improve online security. Together with Google®, Apple®, Facebook®, Amazon® and other leading technology companies, ESET signed a letter to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) supporting President Obama’s effort to increase awareness of key security steps that all Americans can take.
For more information about ESA 2.4 please visit http://www.eset.com/us/products/secure-authentication/.
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