Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication
Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication reduces organizational risk and helps enable regulatory compliance by providing an extra layer of authentication, in addition to a user’s account credentials, to secure employee, customer, and partner access. Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication can be used for both on-premises and cloud applications.
Get security and convenience
Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication helps safeguard access to your data and applications while addressing user demand for a simple sign-in process. The service offers enhanced protection from malware threats, and real-time alerts notify your IT department of potentially compromised account credentials. Multi-Factor Authentication delivers strong authentication via a range of easy options, including mobile apps, phone calls, and text messages, allowing users to choose the method that works best for them. Support for multiple methods ensures that users can always be reached for additional authentication.
Add it to on-premises applications
Use the Multi-Factor Authentication Server to enable additional authentication for on-premises applications such as remote access VPNs and web applications, as well as cloud applications using Active Directory Federation Services. Sync with Windows Server Active Directory or another LDAP directory to streamline user management. Run the Multi-Factor Authentication Server on your existing hardware or in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine. Multiple, redundant servers can be configured for high availability and fail-over.
Turn it on for Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD)
Use Multi-Factor Authentication to secure access to Windows Azure, Microsoft Online Services like Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online, as well as third party cloud services that integrate Windows Azure AD. Simply enable Multi-Factor Authentication for Windows Azure AD identities, and users will be prompted to set up additional verification the next time they sign in.
Build it into your applications
A Software Development Kit (SDK) enables direct integration with your cloud services. Build Multi-Factor Authentication phone call and text message verification methods into your application’s sign-in or transaction processes and leverage your application’s existing user database.
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