ESET extends the reach of its 2FA product to MSPs
ESET Secure Authentication available through daily billing - monthly invoicing model
ESET’s 2FA platform, ESET Secure Authentication (ESA), is now available via its MSP Partner’s Program.
ESA can be availed through ESET's daily billing - monthly invoicing model, the cyber security company announced.
With the new development, ESET hopes to increase profit and offer clients improvements to security via 2FA, by addressing weaknesses surrounding passwords and access. These features are offered within the existing licensing model for ESET Endpoint Protection, and accessible via the ESET MSP Administrator dashboard.
ESET senior product manager for business security, Vladimír Maťovčík said, “Forcing users to create more complex passwords has been shown to be ineffective, unless we are counting increases in users’ frustration. With functionality like push notifications, ESA strives to make both identity verification and the broader increase in network and application security easy for both local admins or, as is increasingly the case, by MSPs providing 2FA as part of their service model.”
Identified as a critical area for improvement among GDPR’s best practices for compliance, stolen or weak passwords account for around 80% of hacking-related breaches. Despite this, passwords remain the most common, and yet most insecure, method of user authentication. And, while the wisdom that “passwords regardless of length or complexity are not sufficient on their own" has spread, many businesses haven’t addressed the low-hanging (security) fruit that is 2FA.
With most organisations accepting the risk associated with remote access by default, authentication is needed to access tools, and data becomes a business-critical issue. This is a key point, as tens of millions of employees daily log into multiple platforms and face the persistent risk of their credentials being compromised. Verifying identities via strengthened authentication protocols is of utmost importance for companies of all sizes. Now MSPs can help their clients address that risk with ESET Secure Authentication.
As a smartphone-based solution for the end-user, ESA slashes the cost of acquisition by working with existing iOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices, and by making it possible to implement it in under 10 minutes, including the ESA server install.