May Product of the Month: Duo

By CTI | Apr 30, 2019 | Product of the Month

Today, your employees are likely working from everywhere, using personal devices to remotely log in to your applications and access company data. But with your staff out of the office, how can you reduce the risk of a data breach to ensure that sensitive information isn’t falling into the wrong hands?

Duo is a security solution designed to work with your technology, your people, and their devices by prioritizing security and verifying user identities. Duo’s Trusted Access combines device control, multi-step verification, and application protection to provide a secure and reliable solution for your business.

Duo Functions

Multi-Factor Authentication—Before granting access to confidential information, Duo enforces two-factor authentication to confirm the user’s identity. Duo Push, sent by the Duo Mobile authentication app, allows users to approve push notifications to verify their identity. This is just one of many ways to implement multi-factor authentication.  One-time passcodes, security tokens, and touch ID can provide alternate means of verification for your employees as well, and Duo provides them all.

Endpoint Visibility—On top of identity verification, Duo also allows you to check that a user’s device complies with your security standards before granting it access. Track suspect endpoints, distinguish corporate devices from personal ones, and monitor access to better safeguard your data.

Adaptive Authentication—Set your security features to block suspicious network addresses, locations, and biometrics from accessing your network. Ensure that the right people are using your data with role-based access and customizable authentication policies.

Remote Access and Single Sign-On—Digital access controls allow you to make application access decisions based on the trust established in user identities and the trustworthiness of their devices, instead of the networks from which the access originates.

Why Switch to Duo?

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)—Duo’s TCO is nearly 60% lower than RSA’s. These savings can be realized across initial deployment, ongoing maintenance, and through administrative and end user costs.

Easier for End Users—With Duo’s free mobile app, users take part in a quick self-enrollment process that makes their participation painless.

Easier to Administer—Duo offers the fastest enterprise-scale deployment of two-factor authentication. Upgrades are automatically rolled out on a two-week cycle, requiring no support from your team.

Better Security—Duo is designed with asymmetric cryptography to sign and verify communications between its servers and a user’s smartphone. A private key stays on the mobile device and is used to sign all authentication responses, while the public key is used to verify the signature on the server side. That means an attacker can’t access your accounts even if they’ve managed to breach your servers.

Duo Does More—Along with two-factor authentication, Duo also provides endpoint security and visibility. Administrators can also create controls, enable policies, and enforce them to address specific threats.

Want to know more about Duo and how it can transform your network security? Contact us today with any questions.