Symantec Corp. announced its VIP Intelligent Authentication, an addition to its cloud-based user authentication service, Symantec VIP. Dedicated to protecting an organization’s network and applications against unauthorized access, Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication enables strong authentication that is designed to be both effective and unobtrusive for the end user.
Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication employs advanced security technologies including: system fingerprinting, user behavior monitoring and geolocation access monitoring. In addition, Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication leverages Symantec DeepSight intelligence, which has some of the most extensive data on IP address reputation and URL reputation, in order to thwart potentially malicious activity by denying access.
Attackers are constantly changing tactics by leveraging malware and social engineering efforts to steal password credentials and hopping between compromised hosts to launch attacks, thus organizations must stay ahead of these emerging threats.
Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication offers a suite of tools providing protection for customers. Using DeepSight intelligence derived from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, VIP Intelligent Authentication can identify and prevent potentially damaging login attempts from IP addresses associated with known attack actors.
VIP Intelligent Authentication can also strengthen the authentication process by leveraging devices already equipped with Symantec Endpoint Protection, Norton, or Intel Identity Protection Technology (IPT) to better prevent logins from unknown or risky endpoints.
Further demonstrating its dedication to the security and management of mobile devices, Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication extends strong authentication to Web-based applications accessed from these devices. With the influx of mobile devices across the globe, organizations can now provide secure multi-factor authentication using VIP Intelligent Authentication.
Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication also offers multi-factor authentication without changing the login experience for users. All the strong authentication—such as device verification, behavior analysis, reputation and geo location analysis—happens seamlessly. Only if a login is deemed suspicious, is the user challenged to provide more information such as a onetime password that is sent over email or SMS.
With Symantec VIP, organizations can deploy risk-based authentication and hardware or software one-time password (OTP) tokens, mobile OTP tokens, and SMS or voice-enabled OTP authentication—all from a one authentication solution.