Elevate Your Microsoft Entra ID Security with FIDO2

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Securing your organization’s IT infrastructure and identities is paramount. FEITIAN offers an elegant solution to fortify your Microsoft Entra ID with FIDO2 authentication, providing a seamless experience for IT professionals, enhancing security, and ensuring end-user satisfaction.

As a proud member of the FIDO Alliance since 2016 and a current member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), FEITIAN brings you FIDO2 solutions that easily integrate with Microsoft Entra ID products and services. This integration ensures that organizations can effortlessly harness the security benefits of FEITIAN’s FIDO2 solutions within their Entra ID implementation.

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Microsoft Entra ID and FIDO2: A Powerful Alliance

Entra ID, Microsoft’s multi cloud, multiplatform offering, delivers significant security enhancements with the incorporation of FIDO2 support. This industry-leading zero-trust solution addresses the persistent password problem, offering a robust defense against phishing, account takeovers, password theft, and replay attacks.

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Why Choose FIDO2?

FIDO2, based on public key cryptography, stands as a beacon of security, surpassing traditional two-factor authentication methods. Here’s why it’s the optimal choice:

Phishing Resistance:

  • MFA is more secure than 2FA and adding FIDO2 enhances MFA security  when implemented with FIDO-certified hardware keys.
  • Protects against phishing attempts, a prevalent threat in the digital landscape.

Simplified User Experience:

  • Faster, simpler, and less costly to deploy and maintain.
  • Provides a modern and user-friendly experience, aligning with Microsoft’s endorsement of FIDO2 security keys as the most modern, secure, and least complex MFA option.

Certificate-based Authentication (CBA) or FIDO2, or Both?

While CBA has been a legacy solution, regulations now allow FIDO2 as a credible alternative. The FIDO Alliance supports organizations leveraging FIDO to extend PKI security, offering flexibility and additional security for high-assurance solutions. FIDO2, with its speed, simplicity, and modern user experience, stands out as the preferred choice.

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Software vs. Hardware Passkeys: Unveiling the Security Advantage

Choosing between software and hardware passkeys involves considering where the private key resides. Hardware keys, store their private encryption keys internally, ensuring a higher level of security. Software-based solutions, while familiar to users, are vulnerable to stolen devices and software attacks. An additional consideration is that hardware keys hold the associated passkeys for relying parties as device-bound passkeys making them fundamentally more secure. 

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Staying ahead requires not just insights from past incidents but also robust solutions to fortify your defenses. As we reflect on the real stories of companies grappling with cybersecurity challenges, it becomes evident that proactive measures are paramount. 

FEITIAN Technologies provides innovative products, ranging from multifactor authentication to secure hardware tokens, empower organizations to safeguard their digital assets effectively. By integrating FEITIAN’s state-of-the-art security solutions into your cybersecurity strategy, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to devastating attacks. 

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