1.0 Introduction to Advanced Authentication

Advanced Authentication™ is a multi-factor authentication solution that enables you to protect your sensitive data by using a more advanced way of authentication on top of the typical username and password authentication. With Advanced Authentication, you can authenticate on diverse platforms by using different types of authenticators such as Fingerprint, Card, and OTP. Advanced Authentication provides a single authentication framework that ensures secure access to all your devices with minimal administration.

Authentication comprises of the following three factors:

  • Something that you know such as password, PIN, and security questions.

  • Something that you have such as smartcard, token, and mobile phone.

  • Something that you are such as biometrics (fingerprint or iris).

You can achieve multi-factor or strong authentication by using any two factors out of this list. For example, multi-factor authentication can include combination of a password and a token or a smartcard and a fingerprint.

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