Benefits of Token Authentication
As companies open their networks to a wide variety of remote users such as mobile employees, customers, partners, resellers and suppliers, they risk the exposure of highly valuable, proprietary and sensitive information. Token authentication helps protect sensitive information while providing the following benefits:
Enhanced Security on Multiple Platforms
Token authentication offers protection across remote access servers, VPNs, web portals, enterprise networks, and cloud-based applications.
Flexible Access Options
Tokens can be either a physical piece of hardware such as a key fob, or software delivered as an application on a mobile device. This allows users the flexibility to choose the authentication option that works best for them.
Even if a user’s password is compromised, the authentication code from the hardware or software token is still required for access (and vice versa), helping to significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized users gaining entry to a network.