Employing multi-factor authentication (MFA) when accessing important or sensitive web-based resources is considered a best practice for individuals and businesses looking to maintain protection against cyber-threats. LogMeIn, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based remote work solutions enabling the work-from-anywhere era, has introduced an improved multifactor authentication experience with the release of an enhanced LastPass Authenticator mobile app, new integrations with top VPN providers Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, and OpenVPN, and a new MFA admin experience.
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Recent research found that 62 percent of IT decision makers believe multifactor authentication (MFA) is the most effective way to secure their remote workforce. With the right MFA solution, employees can enjoy a frictionless login experience while strong security protocols thwart cyber-attacks. The newly released Authenticator app will provide all LastPass users – from individuals to businesses – with one comprehensive application to meet their security needs.
A Single Authenticator App
A free mobile application available to all LastPass users, the LastPass Authenticator provides a second layer of authentication on logins to the LastPass vault, third-party sites, and business applications. This second layer of authentication provides users with the ability to confirm their identity prior to accessing the saved passwords in their LastPass vault. With this update, the LastPass Authenticator will offer a refreshed user interface that now offers search functionality to reduce user complexity and streamline the authentication experience.
New Features for Businesses
Businesses can purchase additional authentication functionality with the LastPass MFA package, which adds an extra layer of security to their VPN, workstations, identity providers, or cloud applications. To empower admins to configure MFA to meet the needs of their organization, LastPass is consolidating the separate LastPass MFA mobile app into the enhanced Authenticator mobile app. As a result, admins will now only need to require one authentication option to meet a range of their organization’s security needs.
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New features include:
- One Comprehensive Authenticator App: A single LastPass Authenticator application eliminates confusion and streamlines control for admins and end users. From a simple push notification to passwordless protection, LastPass Authenticator is a single place for all end user multi-factor login activity to the vault and SSO apps with new search capabilities to streamline secure access. This enhanced app is currently being rolled out to customers.
- VPN Integrations with Top Providers: In addition to securing business applications, admins can now add multi-factor authentication to their VPNs to provide an additional layer of security when employees are accessing the network. With new integrations with the top VPN providers, such as Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, OpenVPN, and more, LastPass amplifies endpoint security to reduce the risk of a cybercriminal gaining access to the network.
- Seamless MFA Admin Experience: Admins can now add multi-factor authentication protection to their endpoints with a new admin experience that increases visibility and streamlines MFA deployment. This functionality will be available later in Q2.
“When employees are accessing company information outside of the traditional corporate perimeter, it’s critical for IT to ensure the employee logging in is who they say they are,” said Dan DeMichele, LastPass VP of Product Management, at LogMeIn. “With a newly enhanced LastPass Authenticator app, new integrations with top VPN providers, and a refreshed MFA admin experience, admins can seamlessly choose the right level of protection for their organization, without causing end-user confusion.”
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