Why Use Gemalto for Data Encryption & Crypto Management?
Gemalto delivers the breadth of solutions that enable security teams to centrally employ defense-in-depth strategies—and ultimately make sure encryption yields true security. If access controls are lacking, the efficacy of encryption can be compromised. If cryptographic keys are vulnerable, so is encrypted data.
To truly protect sensitive data, organizations must establish a strong Crypto Foundation — an approach that incorporates crypto processing and acceleration, key storage, key management, and crypto resource management.
Along with a comprehensive set of encryption platforms, Gemalto delivers the robust access controls and key management capabilities that enable organizations to practically, cost effectively, and comprehensively leverage encryption to address their security objectives.
With Gemalto, organizations can apply data protection where they need it, when they need it, and how they need it.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?
Multi-factor authentication ensures that a user is who they claim to be. The more factors used to determine a person’s identity, the greater the trust of authenticity.
MFA can be achieved using a combination of the following factors:
- Something You Know – password or PIN
- Something You Have – token or smart card (two-factor authentication)
- Something You Are – biometrics, such as a fingerprint (three-factor authentication)
Because multi-factor authentication security requires multiple means of identification at login, it is widely recognized as the most secure method for authenticating access to data and applications.
In order to guard against advanced threats in a complex and evolving climate of virtualization, cloud services, and mobility, while maintaining regulatory compliance, organizations must increasingly take a data-centric approach to safeguarding their sensitive information. Gemalto offers the only complete encryption portfolio that provides persistent protection of sensitive data at all critical points in its lifecycle.
From the physical and virtual data center to the cloud, Gemalto helps organizations remain protected, compliant, and in control. Gemalto encryption and cryptographic key management products enable organizations to secure sensitive data in databases, applications, storage systems, virtualized platforms, and cloud environments.
Multi-factor authentication serves a vital function within any organization -securing access to corporate networks, protecting the identities of users, and ensuring that a user is who he claims to be.
Evolving business needs around cloud applications and mobile devices, combined with rising threats, and the need to reduce costs, require entirely new considerations for access control.
The Need for Multi-Factor Authentication
New threats, risks, and vulnerabilities as well as evolving business requirements underscore to the need for a strong authentication approach based on simple service delivery, choice, and future-forward scalability.
Today, organizations are asking:
- Can I address new demands of my business — like cloud and mobile devices?
- How do I map access control methods to business risk and the needs of my users?
- Can I centrally manage, control and administer all my users and endpoints?
- Who controls my user data?
- How can I incorporate additional security layers to help me further fortify against threats?
- And how do I keep it all practical and cost-effective?
More than ever, customers are looking for identity and access management solutions that deliver simplicity, automation, reduced TCO and choice.