Scorpion Software's AuthAnvil Two Factor Auth provides for the basis of a strong authentication system (SAS) to offer two factor authentication (2FA) for computer access. AuthAnvil Two Factor Auth helps to drastically reduce, and in many cases completely remove, many security related risks that exist with the use of weak static reusable passwords. These risks include the usage of hostile malware such as keystroke loggers and other data mining applications which allow adversaries to easily collect password credentials to gain remote access to multiple systems in the business and ultimately gain access to protected resources and privileged information.
AuthAnvil Two Factor Auth is a combination of hardware or software authentication tokens and server software that can be installed and run on Microsoft Windows environments. To extend the value of AuthAnvil Two Factor Auth and expand the use of strong authentication in your business, Scorpion Software continues to develop strong authentication agents that can communicate with AuthAnvil Two Factor Auth to provide strong authentication functionality. Through our extendible web services architecture, third parties can consume our services and add strong authentication to their own applications to further extend our reach into the business workflow.
An example of how AuthAnvil Two Factor Auth can be used is in the deployment of a line of business (LOB) web application that requires credentials to guarantee the identity of the user. Instead of the application requiring your users to know another password that they may need to write down, (and which could easily be given out to another users), you can instead point the authentication process to our software and allow your users to take advantage of dynamic one time passwords that are generated with hardware authentication tokens. Once deployed, not only can your business guarantee that weak passwords won't be used, you can also verify the identity of the remote users trying to access the information that the application exposes.