Defender enhances security by requiring two-factor authentication to gain access to your valuable network resources. Defender uses your current identity store within Microsoft® Active Directory® to enable two-factor authentication, taking advantage of its inherent scalability and security, and eliminating the costs and time involved to set up and maintain proprietary databases. Defender’s web-based administration, user self-registration and ZeroIMPACT migration capabilities ease the implementation of two-factor authentication for both administrators and users. In addition, Defender utilizes the full battery life of hardware tokens—typically 5 to 7 years—and offers software tokens that never expire.
- Active Directory-centric
- Take advantage of the corporate directory already in place, using the scalability, security and compliance of Active Directory for two-factor authentication. User token assignment is simply an additional attribute to a user’s properties within Active Directory.
- Token self-registration
- Users can request and/or receive hard or soft tokens based upon pre-defined administrator policy. Then quickly and easily assign those tokens to their accounts through a unique, secure mechanism. Token self-registration removes the entire administrative burden and associated costs of conventional manual token assignment.
- Web-based administration
- Provide administrators and end users options for token management, token deployment, real-time log viewing, help desk troubleshooting and access to reports using the web-based Defender Management Portal.
- Token flexibility
- Make use of the full battery life of hardware tokens—typically 5 to 7 years —rather than having a vendor-defined term. This enables you to replace tokens as they expire, in a business-as-usual process, instead of to all users at one time and incurring the costs associated with such a project. In addition, Defender offers software tokens that never expire.
- Help desk troubleshooter
- Enable administrators to troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve problems quickly from any Web browser. Authentication attempts and routes, with associated results and possible reasons for failures, are displayed with one-click resolution steps. User account details and assigned tokens are also shown with the ability to test, reset the pin, provide a temporary token response, or reset or unlock the account.
- Universal soft token license
- Defender offers a wide range of software tokens for the most popular and widely deployed mobile platforms. By offering a universal software token license, the administrator can easily reissue the appropriate device license when a user decides to switch mobile platforms.
- ZeroIMPACT migration
- Defender can run in tandem with legacy systems. All user authentication requests are directed to Defender. If the user is not yet defined within Defender, the authentication request is passed via the proxy feature to the incumbent authentication solution. This allows administrators to migrate users to Defender as their legacy tokens expire, with virtually no overhead from an administrator or end-user perspective.
- Secure webmail access
- Enable secure web-based access to your corporate email system from any web browser anytime, anywhere with Dell Cloud Access Manager, a reverse proxy solution included with Defender. In addition, you can require Defender token use for access to ensure appropriate authentication regardless of access point.
- Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM)
- Specify that services and users defined on your Unix/Linux systems be authenticated by Defender with its Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM).
- Secure communications by associating a Data Encryption Standard (DES) with the Defender Security Server. Defender supports AES, DES or Triple DES encryption.
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