MFA (Multi-factor Authentication)
Enhanced Security with Zero Trust MFA
An important part of the zero-trust approach is to suspect and verify all access. One of the verification methods is “user authentication,” and multi-factor authentication (MFA) is very important to enable more rigorous user authentication.
CloudGate UNO provides a highly secure, highly identifiable, and hard-to-breach MFA solution that uses public key cryptography.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) refers to authentication with two or more factors. In addition to passwords, the use of biometrics such as fingerprints, face recognition, and security keys improves the level of security and is said to enhance protection against phishing attacks, password list-type attacks, replay attacks, and other threats that can cause unauthorized access.
What is Zero Trust?
Zero Trust stands for Zero Trust Network Access, a security concept that does not trust all access.
With the recent increase in the use of cloud services for remote and teleworking work, business systems are now being accessed from locations outside the company. This is a security concept born from the fact that the boundary between the outside and inside of the network has become blurred as a result.
Secure MFA that is resistant to cyber attacks is needed now more than ever
Over 80% of hacking breaches are passwords
Over 80% of all hacking breaches are caused by passwords*, which can be accessed by non-genuine users if they know the ID and password, combined with risky practices such as using and writing down passwords. The damage has been enormous.
*Brute force and lost or stolen credentials
Companies that leak personal information also risk publication of their names.
The government’s Personal Information Protection Commission has announced that it plans to enact a law requiring companies whose personal information has been compromised in a cyber attack to notify everyone affected*, to pay a fine of up to 100 million yen* for violations, and to disclose the name of the company* if the breach is malicious.
U.S. mandates zero trust and MFA
In the United States, there have been a number of cyber-attack incidents that have been so devastating that they have shaken the nation since 2020. In order to prevent such cyber attacks, President Biden has mandated a shift to zero-trust, the adoption of multi-factor authentication (MFA), and other measures to improve the cyber security of national organizations, not only government agencies but also software providers.
CloudGate UNO’s Zero Trust MFA Solution
An important part of Zero Trust’s “don’t trust all access” security philosophy is to be suspicious of all access and to verify that everything is secure.
It is important to verify the security of all this in order to protect valuable personal and corporate information from cyber attacks, such as the proliferation of man-in-the-middle attacks and phishing attacks.
One of the ways to verify this is to ask if the access is really from the person in question (user authentication).
CloudGate UNO’s MFA (multi-factor authentication) provides strong authentication that is difficult to break through by verifying the identity of the user using possession information and knowledge information, or possession information and biometric information such as face and fingerprints. This solution not only improves the accuracy of identity verification, which is important for authentication, but also makes it easy for users to use.
User-friendly and secure authentication
Adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) to CloudGate UNO’s authentication flow will not confuse users.
CloudGate UNO offers a number of MFA solutions to provide strong authentication and a comfortable authentication environment for users.
Biometric Authentication via Smartphones
Authentication using devices compliant with the FIDO2 standard
Security Token | Touch ID・Face ID / Windows Hello
CloudGate UNO’s MFA Solution Security Level
CloudGate UNO enables a high level of identity authentication
NTT Smile Energy
There was a bit of a concern using just passwords to login to Google Workspace. CloudGate UNO provided high-level biometrics-based identity verification services by offering not only two-factor authentication but also fingerprint authentication.
Mr. Shun Tokuyama, Technical System