Two-factor authentication requires something the user knows (password, PIN, or pattern) and something the user has (token, magnetic stripe card, smartcard, one-time pad, or mobile phone). For example, when you are asked to enter your Zip code at the gas pump after swiping your credit card, or enter your PIN after swiping your ATM card, you are using two-factor authentication. In organizations, a hardware token, magnetic card, or a text message on a smart phone is the "something the user has."
Two-Factor Authentication For Managed File Transfer (MFT)
The Globalscape EFT administration interface and API each provide for easy configuration and set up of two-factor authentication. The two-factor authentication options available in our managed file transfer solution provides an added layer of security when accessing EFT.
- Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) is a networking client/server protocol that provides centralized Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) management for computers to connect to and use a network service.
- RSA SecurID® uses software or hardware security tokens to verify authentication requests. Globalscape is an "RSA Secured" partner.
- Common Access Card (CAC) is a United States Department of Defense smart card, such as a military ID. The card has an embedded microchip that enables the encryption and cryptographic signing of email and use of public key infrastructure authentication.
- Short Message Service (SMS) is used to send a passcode via text message to mobile phones