two-factor authentication

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two-factor authentication

The use of two independent mechanisms to verify the identity of a user, such as a smart card and password or a fingerprint scan and password. In these examples, people not only type in characters but the smart card and fingerprint are unique physical objects that are very difficult to duplicate. The combination of the two is more secure than only one method. See authentication, smart card, password and one-time password.
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AoBy the time we have identified a new requirement from our 2FA solution, CRYPTOCard have already plugged itAo comments Yasmeen Javaid, DivisionalManager for Transactional Banking Services, Mashreq bank.
A market leader in innovation and design since 2006, 2FA offers two-factor authentication solutions, products, and services that are designed to streamline the user experience while meeting specific information security needs.
The majority of professional 2FA solutions require the person 'authenticating' themself to enter a UserID--something they know, combined with a passcode--something they posses, usually generated by a 'token'.
2FA is increasingly recognised as an essential means to strengthen password-based systems.
The integration of TeleSign 2FA into Deepnet's DualShield Authentication Server empowers users of the tokenless authentication solution, T-Pass, to receive a one-time authentication code via SMS or voice on any phone.
The kiteworks 2FA can be configured per user profile, enabling administrators to determine if all standard users must use 2FA, or just restricted users.
The security foundation stone is 2FA as all security systems sit on top.
By completing the OATH certification for our products, Mi-Token demonstrates our committed to high security standards, our token agnostic philosophy and to reducing the cost and complexity of 2FA OTP deployment and management.
Enterprise partners including the Identity and Access Management division of Dell Software will begin offering Authy 2FA in all geographic areas as early as Q3 of this year.
2FA fundamentally is the combination of two of three elements: