Dual Factor Authentication
Dual Factor Authentication (DFA) serves a vital security function within an organization through imposing two factors for authentication. It secures access to corporate networks, protects and verifies the identities of users.
It provides an additional security layer at the access of operating systems and/or applications compatible with RADIUS authentication protocol. DFA allows authentication through two factors:
- Something the user knows (i.e. username + password)
- Something the user owns (i.e. a token providing one-time password)
The combination of these 2 factors creates the password that allows the operator to authenticate successfully.