Duo’s two-factor authentication system can be integrated with websites, VPNs and cloud services. The service can be set to work in conjunction with smartphones, personal computers, land lines and security tokens. It provides cloud software that helps companies manage and secure user authentication into modern applications, and for developers to build identity controls into applications, website web services and devices.

Authentication is the process of determining whether someone or something is, in fact, who or what it declares itself to be. Authentication technology provides access control for systems by checking to see if a user’s credentials match the credentials in a database of authorized users or in a data authentication server. Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits a user to use one set of login credentials, for example, a name and password — to access multiple applications. SSO can be used by enterprises, smaller organizations, and individuals to ease the management of various usernames and passwords.

Duo Access Gateway secures access to cloud applications with your users’ existing directory credentials (like Microsoft Active Directory or Google G Suite accounts) using the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 authentication standard. SAML delegates authentication from a service provider to an identity provider, and is used for single sign-on (SSO) solutions.

As part of the security within distributed systems, various services and resources need protection from unauthorized use. Getting this second layer of security is very important to an organization, please contact us to learn more about the process of purchasing a DUO Security package.

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