Enabling Local Area Network (LAN) Authentication
LAN Security and Secure LAN Access: Strong Authentication for Local Area Networks
The Local Area Network (LAN) enables many users and computers to share valuable information, machines and applications. However, it is very difficult to locate and isolate individual attacks on a LAN. This makes any computer connected to the LAN a security risk. Yet, the standard authentication method (usernames and passwords) does not provide the level of security necessary to protect these computers, which is vital to today's security practices.
Authenex® solves this security risk with the Authenex® Strong Authentication System (ASAS®). The ASAS® System provides simple LAN security by requiring anyone to verify who they are via two-factor authentication before accessing a network.
Like a bank ATM, the ASAS® System two-factor authentication process is based on identifying a user by something they have (in this case, an A-Key® token) and something they know (a password or PIN). LAN users accessing your network must use both factors to gain access. Without both, the ASAS® System denies access.
Using One-Time Password (OTP) access, the LAN user's A-Key® token generates a six-digit OTP value. The user enters that number along with their PIN into the LAN log in password field. Each OTP value is unique and can only be used once. Every time the user accesses an ASAS® System-protected LAN log in, a new, unique OTP value is required.
Designed to integrate with existing infrastructure, the ASAS® System is easy to install and manage. Using a Web browser, even low-tech people can perform most administrative tasks. And the User Self Service Center module enables end users to perform routine A-Key® token management and deployment tasks.