Acceptto extends biometric and contextual continuous authentication to major cloud services

Acceptto has extended its Cognitive Continuous Authentication eGuardian platform with end-to-end continuous multi-factor authentication (MFA) integrations with a range of leading cloud platforms including VMware, Microsoft Azure, Citrix Workspace, Salesforce, and ServiceNow.

Enterprises can extend the Identity and Access Management (IAM) ecosystem to the most popular cloud software services with plug and play intelligent context-aware continuous authentication including post-authorization with the new Acceptto integrations, according to the announcement. The integrated solution provides AI and machine learning technology with behavior modeling to enable the continuous monitoring and management of digital resources. The eGuardian platform integrates physical biometrics with Acceptto’s contextual analytics engine to create a derived credential.

“We’re excited to be extending our continuous authentication and contextual MFA offering to be easily integrated with these leading, global world-class cloud software providers, making it easier for CISOs and IT security professionals to ensure that only the right people have access to the privileged resources, for the right reasons,” says Shahrokh Shahidzadeh, Acceptto CEO. “Thanks to our patented Biobehavioral approach which creates immutable identity, we can successfully eliminate identity breaches and credential stuffing. More importantly, enterprise customers and their employees now have peace of mind knowing that there is an ongoing, continuous authentication even post authorization.”

Shahidzadeh wrote recently in a Biometric Update guest post that the scale of data breaches means businesses must assume that identity credentials are already compromised. Acceptto says its continuous authentication capabilities enable enterprises to avoid the significant friction of rudimentary two-factor authentication (2FA) and MFA, while protecting against identity spoofing and credential stuffing, as well as the misuse of credentials after access has been granted.

“A paradigm shift is necessary for authentication and identity access management. As we move away from usernames, passwords and other forms of temporal, binary and biometrics controls, there is a needed shift to a new generation of behavioral modeling to improve the security of corporate data,” comments Michael Osterman, principal analyst at Osterman Research, Inc. “Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are definitely becoming valuable capabilities as part of the next-generation of identity access management solutions.”

Acceptto emerged from stealth last year with the launch of its Cognitive Authentication password-less platform to go with the It’sMe single sign-on (SSO) solution.

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