FIDO Security Key Secures Remote Workers during COVID-19

Across the

globe, corporate rule books are being rewritten as COVID-19 spreads like wildfire and businesses are forced to shift to a remote operating mode. Abandoning offices, employees have been instructed to work out of their homes to ensure business continuity.

This makes the most pressing need multi-factor authentication.

Introducing FIDO U2F Security Key

FIDO Alliance, a non-profit association that includes giants like Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook, has been pushing for the implementation of stronger security practices and developing authentication methods for home working. FIDO U2F Security key is the latest security protocol that enables internet users to securely access any number of online services through a single physical security key.

U2F is an open authentication standard that does not require any additional drivers or client software to operate. FIDO Security Key is a U2F security key that has been designed to take crypto to the mass market. Passwordless security solutions are imperative to quickly, securely, and affordably fill existing security gaps and effectively support remote workers for all organizations across the globe.

Advantages of U2F Security Key

FIDO Security definitely comes with a ton of benefits. The major ones include:

  • Safeguarding the data against phishing, malware attacks, man-in-the-middle and session hijacking with two-factor authentication measures.

  • It is compatible with browsers such as Chrome, Opera, and Mozilla without the need to install extra drivers or codes.

  • Users can manage their identities online by creating a new pair of keys for each individual service that prevents exchange of any secrets between service providers.

GoTrust ID Security Solutions are ‘TAKE-IT-TO-WORK’ Authenticators

No organization is too large or too small for the GoTrust Authentication platform. We encourage all big, small and medium sizedbusinesses to build their practice by incorporating strong, passwordless and hardware-based authentication methods. Our products are ‘take to work’ authenticator and are FIDO Certified.

GoTrust ID security products work with any user device running Windows 10, iOS, Android, macOS and Chrome OS via USB, NFC or BLE. They are available for the individual users as well as businesses.

Final Thoughts

In a rush to enable remote work, companies worldwide must also consider methods of keeping corporate data secure and safe working with outside networks. With access to advanced IT capabilities, organisations are quickly adopting strong authentication methods in the backdrop of the pandemic.