With new security threats popping up daily, it can be difficult to ensure that systems stay secure. Passwords alone aren’t cutting it anymore, so what can we do to better protect ourselves from attacks and intruders ?
Rohos offers two-factor authentication for Windows and Mac computers. This simple piece of software installs and runs in the background. You set up a USB flash drive as your ‘security key’, and whenever you want to log into Windows or your Mac, you are required to plug that security key into any USB port. There are many user-configurable settings as well. For example, you can require that users still enter their computer account password in addition to plugging in the security key. Or, you can even go a step further and require users to plug in the security key, enter a numeric PIN to access the key, and then enter the user account password on top of that. What happens if you lose the key? You can also setup an ‘emergency logon’ for events like that.
Licensing starts at $32.00 USD for a single computer, which is extremely affordable when it comes to two-factor authentication solutions. Terminal servers with unlimited users come in at $350.00 USD.
I have been using Rohos on my client’s Windows servers for some time now. The solution is simple, easy to manage and just works. It adds a layer of security to networks, which these days, I feel is something that is becoming a necessity more than a luxury.
Read more about Rohos and their solutions here: http://www.rohos.com/products/rohos-logon-key/