When it comes down to security technology, the programmers, designers, and engineers behind it are always looking for better ways to improve. Whether this means enhancing the ease of use for end-users or just finding some new ways to make their technology more secure, there is always room for improvement. One way many involved in the industry are now focused on is multifactor authentication, wherein more than one type of authentication has to be presented to access a system, much like typing in a password and answering a tough security question. Multifactor authentication is a concept that can be widely applied to many different security technology disciplines. So lets take a look at how they’re impacting the security technology field.
Why Implement Multifactor Authentication?
With any type of authentication, there is a way to fake it. From key cards to biometrics, just about everything is susceptible to being faked or copied. That does not mean these tools are useless or that they are necessarily easy to bypass, but it means that we have to operate on the assumption that somebody out there is going to try. Instead of relying on one authentication tool, multifactor authentication is all about diversifying authentication methods, so you are not reliant on any one technique. The more redundant your system is, the less likely it is that somebody will be able to crack the code and access something that they should not.
What Are a Few Applications?
Now that we’ve broken down these systems and have a basic definition, you likely have already encountered multifactor authentication in some form. Your workplace might require you to swipe an access card at the parking garage or door, as well as a key code. You might have experienced many forms of authentication being required to access things like online banking or other financial-related services. However, when it comes down to security technology, this idea has become much more widespread, both in terms of cybersecurity and physical security. At Gatekeeper Security, multifactor authentication is one thing we can take seriously, which is why our entire suite of vehicle inspection technologies are designed to work together in perfect harmony. Technologies like license plate detection, facial recognition, and undercarriage threat detection all implement multifactor authentication.
Groundbreaking Technologies with Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper Security’s suite of intelligent optical technologies provides security personnel with the tool to detect today’s threats. Our systems help those in the energy, transportation, commercial, and government sectors protect their people and their valuables by detecting threats in time to act. From automatic under vehicle inspection systems, automatic license plate reader systems, to on the move automatic vehicle occupant identifier, we offer full 360-degree vehicle scanning to ensure any threat is found. Throughout 36 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.