1. Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is a system in which a user is given access after successfully presenting two pieces of evidence to an authentication tool. Cisco Duo is a user-friendly, scalable access security tool that keeps your business ahead of security threats.

Duo’s two-factor authentication protects your applications by using a second source of validation, like a cell phone or email, to verify user identity before granting access. Duo is engineered to provide a simple, seamless login experience for each user. As a cloud-based solution, Duo integrates easily with your existing technology. Duo can be added to any existing solution environment and features a self-enrollment feature that makes it easy for users to set up.

 2. Device Visibility

You can’t protect what you can’t see. Duo allows users to identify risky devices, enforce contextual access policies, report on device health using an agentless approach, or integrate with your device management tools.

When users gain visibility into their devices, they can establish device trust. Duo provides visibility into every device on your network and regularly enforces health checks when it sees a login attempt. Duo offers detailed information about corporate and unmanaged devices, so you’ll be the first to know about out-of-date, rooted, and jailbroken endpoints.

Duo can also spot potential risks to meet compliance and adjust your access parameters for any situation using an admin-friendly dashboard.

3. Adaptive Authentication

Duo allows users to create custom access policies based on their role, device, location, and many other factors. With Duo, you can set up detailed policies in minutes via an easy, intuitive dashboard to manage rules globally or for specific applications or user groups.

As an added health feature, Duo allows users to define permissions based on OS and individual device settings, and will automatically notify or block users when their software is out of date.

4. Secure Single Sign-On

Today’s workforce relies on an incredible variety of programs and platforms for productivity, and it can be challenging to provide on-demand access to these tools without compromising on security. Single sign-on from Duo provides users with a secure and consistent login experience for any application, whether on-premises or cloud-based.

5. Secure Remote Access

This year, more and more companies have been moving to remote work due to COVID-19. Cisco Duo enables this increasingly remote workforce with confidence. Its security solutions complement any technical environment, and they’re engineered to verify identity and establish device trust no matter how, where, or when your users choose to log in.

To ensure that your entire IT stack is protected, Duo secures on-premises and cloud environments, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform — with or without a Virtual Private Network. Duo also takes the pain out of VPN monitoring by working seamlessly with Cisco’s SecureX platform to notify you when your VPN load reaches a specified level.

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