You Already Paid For Okta, Why Not Get The Most Out Of It?
Every Okta SSO instance allows you to directly decide how many factors to challenge a user with, and how long the response to that challenge is valid. While a strong 2FA/MFA configuration is required for a more secure/hacker-proof organization, it often leads to another big problem: user friction.
Often these are the MFA settings organizations use to make life easier for their employees, however, it leaves them fairly vulnerable to an attack.
Your users, which in this case are your employees, are often the easiest points of attack for a hacker to get into your systems. According to Gartner, 82% of attacks start with compromised user identities, so it makes sense to bolster your security here. However, when you increase authentication requirements for your employees, it also makes their jobs and lives harder.
Not only do they lose time having to authenticate, but the distraction of having to switch focus from getting work done to authentication pulls them out of their flow state. This leads to a dramatic reduction in employee productivity and satisfaction, an increase in workplace frustration, and in extreme cases a measurable increase in employee churn. Repeated authentication challenges also increase the risk of human error, leading to increased IT helpdesk tickets from locked accounts and authentication issues.
Most organizations are aware of this and implement workarounds like disabling MFA on-premise, remembering devices and browsers, setting long session lengths, enabling MFA only for high-risk applications, etc. to reduce friction for their employees. As a direct result, attack vectors such as social engineering, spear-phishing, wardriving, device compromise, session hijacking, and lateral movement from compromised non-MFA’d systems resurface, needing even further investment in processes and tools to cover these gaps.
TWOSENSE.AI was developed with the U.S. Department of Defense to increase identity security while reducing user friction through continuous biometric authentication. It easily integrates with your Okta SSO APIs, adding a layer of continuous authentication to your existing SSO and MFA capabilities. It seamlessly authenticates user behavior in the background with AI, creating a true zero-friction user experience where MFA challenges only occur when TWOSENSE.AI biometrically identifies an unauthorized user. This allows your IT team to focus on what’s truly important and makes your users happier and more productive. The Okta admin can deploy MFA everywhere, on every app, all the time, while simultaneously reducing user friction: better security with a better experience.
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