You know that feeling when you walk into a room and feel like something is watching you? You turn around and BAM there’s an enormous huntsman sitting on your wall. After you’re done freaking out, you wonder how long it’s been sitting there without your notice.
Hackers are like that Huntsman spider. It’s a lot easier for them to sit quietly in your system for up to two years before you realise they’re even there. Malicious social engineering schemes allow easy access to your username and passwords leaving accounts such as online financial or medical accounts vulnerable to hackers. As network attacks become more sophisticated, the number of breaches are increasing, requiring more than a simple password authentication to protect your organisation against unauthorized access.
So what you need now for advanced attacks is an advanced form of fly spray. That spray is Symantec VIP. Symantec’s Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP) allows connectivity from any device whether on the go or a static desktop meaning you can always make sure your organization is protected.
VIP is a two factor authentication system that enables your organisation to securely access networks and applications without impacting productivity. After entering your ordinary authentication details, your accounts will request an additional security code. VIP will then generate a security token for you to enter to be granted access. For added security, each code will expire after 20 seconds and a new code will be generated.
Since only you have access to the VIP credential that generates these codes, your account is protected and transactions secured.
Some of the features of VIP include:
Cloud-based Infrastructure – Working from a VIP enterprise gateway on premise, leaving your information secure, reliable, and scalable.
Broad range of two-factor options – Not only is your code generated on your phone, but you can have it on hardware tokens, free software, OTP credentials, and out-of-band support via SMS text messages, voice phone calls, or email.
Password less and Push Logon options – You can use biometrics instead of passwords or a 6-digit code using Push verification.
As Symantec VIP enables enterprises to deliver secure remote access, employees can access corporate applications and networks anywhere, anytime, thus increasing productivity. As companies can be more agile and responsive to critical information, partners and customers will feel more secure in sharing sensitive information. Even if attackers constantly change tactics, the cloud based approach of VIP enables easy delivery of new capabilities; allowing you to stay ahead of emerging threats.
Remember that shoe ad a couple of years back where they were hitting the spider with a shoe and it remarked how good it felt? Don’t waste money on products that will only swat pointlessly at the hackers. At Insentra, we can assist you in assessing your environments and recommending a tailored security program for you, as well as implement and manage these security services such as Symantec’s Validation and ID Protection Service. Contact our security guys here to find out how your organisation can be more secure today.
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