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What is Multifactor Authentication and Why Does it Matter?

Multifactor Authentication

Multifactor authentication requires more means of identification and is therefore more secure.

There’s a lot of buzz around the idea of multifactor authentication–a number of services and technologies are beginning to implement multiple means of authentication into their systems, but what exactly does that mean? Here at Gatekeeper, we’re incredibly proud of our three factor authentication system. It’s designed to offer reliable, comprehensive security measures to make the world a safer place–but what is multifactor authentication and why do security professionals talk about it so much?

What it Means

In short, multifactor authentication simply means a requirement involving other pieces of identification before allowing access to an account, software, or even a physical facility. Another authentication step means that you require a user to supply more than one form of data. In the case of a computer program, it may require a password and an additional code sent to a mobile device. Alternatively, this can apply to physical security as well and may mean relying on more than just parking passes to determine if a person is registered to be where they are.

Why Does it Matter?

Living in the digital age has certainly brought us an array of benefits, but there are some issues as well. As we learn to navigate the ever changing security implications of living in the Internet age, it’s clear that relying on traditional means of security just won’t cut it. No longer does using the same password for all of your accounts make sense and is a large reason as to why many people are switching over to password management programs. While entirely digital multifactor authentication has been around for a few years now, it’s only recently that more physical multifactor authentication methods have become important.

How Does Gatekeeper Implement Multifactor Authentication?

For Gatekeeper, our intelligent security technologies are able to be utilized together in order to create a harmonious, user-friendly experience. We believe our approach towards transportation security to be the most thorough and comprehensive system on the market. Our DriverCam can be used to recognize the driver of a vehicle–but being certain that it’s the correct driver simply isn’t enough. The vehicle will also have its license plate checked, ensuring that there is record kept of whether or not that license plate is meant to be where it is. Lastly, our under vehicle scanning system will check for any anomalies or anything out of place. This way you can be sure that the right driver is in the right vehicle with the right license plate, all of which helps ensure that your facility is kept safe.

Put Your Trust in Gatekeeper Security

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 take action. 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 30 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.

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