WatchGuard® Technologies unveiled AuthPoint Total Identity Security
July 2023 by Marc Jacob
WatchGuard® Technologies unveiled AuthPoint Total Identity Security, a comprehensive bundle that combines the award-winning AuthPoint multi-factor authentication (MFA) with dark web credential monitoring capabilities and a corporate password manager. The introduction of this new product, paired with the zero trust risk-based policies of WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform® architecture, enables managed service providers (MSPs) to provide optimal modern cybersecurity delivery from WatchGuard Cloud.
AuthPoint Total Identity Security enables MSPs to offer their customers credentials monitoring, on-demand dark web exposure alerts, and password management to reduce issues related to credential compromise with an all-in-one mobile authenticator app for iOS and Android. Also, AuthPoint Total Identity Security gives users an easy-to-manage tool to generate complex passwords that are auto-filled through browser extensions for Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Apple’s Safari, and Firefox protected by a vault password. By storing each application’s credentials in a password manager, the user only has to create and remember one unique, complex vault password, which helps mitigate the risk of phishing.
Key features of AuthPoint Total Identity Security include:
• AuthPoint MFA Service – Delivered through WatchGuard Cloud, AuthPoint MFA makes it easy to configure and manage offline and online verification methods and access policies across endpoints, VPNs, and web applications, and set up single sign-on application portals across multiple customer deployments.
• Dark Web Monitoring Service – AuthPoint’s Dark Web Monitoring on-demand service notifies customers when compromised credentials, from up to three monitored domains, are found in newly acquired credential breach databases. Alerts are sent to administrators and end users impacted so they can generate new passwords quickly and before an account takeover.
• Corporate Password Manager – Built with business use cases in mind, AuthPoint’s Corporate Password Manager enforces a higher standard for passwords and can reduce password reset requests. Passwords do not need to be remembered and are protected in the vault with a complex vault password. When users need to access their apps, they can retrieve their passwords using the AuthPoint mobile app for iOS and Android and/or browser extension to auto-fill credentials for a smoother overall single sign-on experience. It provides:
o Corporate Vault – Add credentials and generate strong passwords for commonly used workplace applications where SSO is not enabled. Additionally, administrators can securely share credentials for the common use of an application.
o Private Vault – Add credentials and generate strong passwords for personal and social apps. If the employee leaves the organisation, these personal credentials can be exported and imported to another password manager.