Authentication Systems Overview
What are Authentication Systems?Authentication Systems aid the process of verifying the legitimacy of data, most often data used by people attempting to access a system.
Multi-factor authentication (most commonly two-factor authentication, or 2FA) is the use of additional data or components, like a password, PIN, a secret question, or simply a randomly generated code, to provide additional access control and security.
Crossmatch's DigitalPersona provides a comprehensive multi-factor authentication solution. The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution frees users from cumbersome login activities while making it easy for an IT Team to secure access to their networks, data and applications.
Centrify Application Services aims to improve end user productivity and secure every user’s access to apps. Application Services supports internal users (employees, contractors) and external users (partners, customers). According to the vendor, capabilities include:Single Sign-On – One-click access...
Duo Security is a two-factor authentication system, acquired by Cisco in October 2018.
The RSA SecurID Suite is an identity management, authentication and user provisioning offering supported by EMC's security division, RSA. The SecurID Suite includes SecurID Access 2FA and multi-factor authentication solutions and RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle products.
One Identity, formerly Dell Software, offers Defender, a multi-factor authentication system.
OneSpan's authentication suite (formerly Digipass authenticators) are available in software or hardware forms to secure data and high security areas. The Digipass line of products are by OneSpan (formerly Vasco Data Security) in Illinois.
The Next-Gen Identity Platform from Ping Identity in Denver, Colorado is an identity management and access solution (IAM) for enterprises. Features of the products include single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, user management with directory, provisioning and deprovisioning, and more. Ping...
Symantec VIP is the security company's two factor authentication (2FA) solution.
Microsoft's Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is the recently rebranded technology acquired with PhoneFactor in 2012. From 2018 it is no longer available as a standalone product.
RSA Authentication Manager is, as the name would suggest, an authentications system from the security division of EMC: RSA.
Swedish company Yubico offers multi-factor authentication.
Anakam.TFA (two-factor authentication) is an authentication system acquired by Equifax in 2010 along with the company, Anakam, the original developer of the system in Arlington, Virginia.
HID Global acquired ActivIdentity in 2010. The ActivID 4TRESS line of authentication products are now owned and supported by HID Global, including ActivID 4TRESS Authentication Server.
CA Advanced Authentication is... an identity authentication system from CA Technologies.
PINsafe from Swivel Secure in the UK is a multi-factor authentication solution.
IdentityGuard, from Canadian data security company Entrust, is an authentications system.
SecurAccess from SecurEnvoy in the UK is an authentication system.
Dutch company Gemalto's Ezio software is an authentication system for financial institutions and fraud prevention.
Nordic Edge authentication system was acquired by McAfee / Intel Security in 2012 and provides support for it... however McAfee has End-of-Lifed most of their identity management offerings.
mSignia offers authentication through digital biometrics.
Entrust offers 2FA via SMS PASSCODE. The company acquired SMS PASSCODE from CensorNet in 2018.
TeleSign is the eponymous multi-factor authentication system from the global company headquartered in Marina del Rey, California.