Secret Double Octopus Elevates Mobile Push to Highest Assurance Authentication

New Cryptographic bound Proximity Validation Feature Creates “High Assurance” Mobile Push Authentication for Privileged Business and Technical Users

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-, Secret Double Octopus (SDO), the leader in workforce Passwordless and desktop MFA, has enhanced its Passwordless MFA platform to offer government- caliber identity verification to enterprises who need high-assurance login for privileged business and technical users. SDO’s new Proximity Assurance feature uses familiar mobile push notifications to cryptographically “pin” users to workstations without requiring additional hardware, smartcards, or re-architecting of apps and directors.

Push Made Secure

In the past, moving to high assurance authentication has meant changing the enterprise’s applications and identity infrastructure to support X.509 certificates commonly found in government PIV and CAC hardware authenticators. Most enterprises hesitate to adopt these approaches due to inflexibility, complexity, and expense.  Modern systems like FIDO2 provide an option but mainly work with web apps.

“Combining the convenience of push with the added assurance of requiring users to be in close proximity to their desktop bulletproofs the login process without IT teams having to buy and manage extra devices or authentication apps,” says Shimrit Tzur-David, co-founder and CSO of Secret Double Octopus. “This effectively brings government-caliber AAL 3 authentication to the enterprise without considerable added overhead.”

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