HP Multi-Factor Authentication
What is HP Multi-Factor Authentication?
Data and identity security breaches are becoming more frequent—and more sophisticated. Traditional login security measures, such as requiring complicated passwords that change frequently, are no longer enough.
Multi-factor authentication requires users to provide more than one form of authentication in order to verify identity and access systems or data.
The first factor is generally some form of username and password, while the second can range from a PIN to biometrics such as a fingerprint, to physical keys such as Smart Cards and SecureKeys.
Why HP Multi-Factor Authentication?
The Problem with Passwords
Many users struggle to remember strong passwords, so they will use weak or default passwords that put data at high risk.
Multi-factor authentication guards against fraudulent logins by any attacker who gains access to one type of sensitive information.
Several types of factors can be used to better protect against identity fraud, including:
- Something the user knows (passwords or PINs)
- Something the user has (Bluetooth® phones or smartcards)
- Something the user is (facial or fingerprint recognition)
HP Client Security Manager
HP provides identity authentication management via HP Client Security Manager, which supports two authentication factors.
HP Client Security Manager is a software-based approach that gives admins the ability to increase security by requiring two authentication factors, such as a password and a thumbprint, or a smartcard and a PIN.
For HP PCs with Intel processors, HP Client Security Manager with Intel Authenticate support offers three-factor authentication, including hardware-enhanced factors.
HP Client Security Manager with Intel Authenticate
HP has customized Intel Authenticate to deliver heightened security measures that protect identity and data by combining software and hardware approaches.
Upgrade to Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors to fortify your security with up to three authentication factors including fingerprints and facial recognition with HP Multi-Factor Authenticate Gen 2.
- Authentication factors, IT security policies, and authentication decisions are all encrypted in the isolated Intel Management Engine hardware to prevent exposure to software attacks.
- HP Client Security Manager with Intel Authenticate support is one million times more secure than use of a non-hardened password, and can be integrated into existing login interfaces to streamline the user experience.
- Admins can incorporate hardened facial or fingerprint readers, smartcard readers, and Bluetooth readers to protect against man-in-the-middle attacks.
- HP Client Security Manager with Intel Authenticate support blends with the existing front-end protocols used by the operating system to create a seamless login experience.