Account sharing is a fairly common problem in companies. Although, in theory, a given account should only be used by one designated person, in practice anyone with knowledge of their username and password can do so. The use of a single account by multiple employees is a method used to cheat in bonus schemes, but this is not the only problem. A more serious one is the dilution of responsibility – if one account is used by multiple people, it is difficult to determine who is responsible for a particular action. This also applies to company equipment.
Our solutions prevent account and device sharing through continuous authentication, ensuring that only one specific person can always use a given account, computer or laptop.
Authentication systems that are not optimised for UX reduce employee efficiency, slowing down work and causing frustration. Behavioural biometrics is a continuous authentication solution that works in the background – it does not require any user involvement. It does not affect the User Experience, which cannot be said for SMS tokens, authentication applications or 2FA codes. In addition, it is not feasible to fool behavioural biometrics systems, as it is impossible to create two identical behavioural models. Our solutions are therefore not only more convenient, but also more effective.
All our solutions do not require any additional devices. There is no need for key cards, tokens, additional screens, installation of special software – nothing. The user uses the account or service naturally, and the authentication action takes place all the time in the background.
Our solutions are dedicated not only to employees, but also to company customers. Taking care of their security is very beneficial for the company’s PR, but also prevents problems with account or data theft, which are time-consuming and costly to solve.
Remote working has become natural and it is certain that this model will stay with us for longer. However, this generates new threats to the cyber security of companies. Devices often containing strategically important data for the operation of businesses once did not leave the office – but now travel with employees.
Behavioural biometrics and PureSecure, as well as Device Fingerprinting (Trusted Device Manager), both monitor whether devices are being used by unauthorised individuals.
Under current regulations such as PSD2 or SCA, 2FA or MFA solutions – i.e. multi-factor authentication – are required for transactions. A popular example is the login and password + SMS token combination, which in theory is supposed to secure the account against unauthorised transactions.
In theory, because in practice it is not a perfect solution. The phone to which SMS codes arrive can be stolen or the SIM card can be duplicated.
Our solutions fall into the MFA category, but are distinguished by their higher effectiveness.
“Prevention is better than cure” – and an anti-fraud system cannot be better described. Recovering stolen funds can be time-consuming, costly and sometimes even impossible.
In designing our solutions, we have therefore focused on eliminating the causes of their occurrence, which at the same time protects against the effects of fraud. When an unauthorised person starts using an account, the system will notice the dissonance in behaviour and block access.
Bot attacks can paralyse the operation of websites or internal systems. For e-commerce, every minute that an online shop is not working can be counted as lost money. The same is true in other industries, where the inability of employees to operate internal systems makes it virtually impossible for them to perform their duties.
Another issue remains remote desktops, which, especially in times of pandemonium, have been used by cybercriminals to capture account access data and use it to commit fraud.
It is worth protecting your company and its employees or customers from both the first and second threats.
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