Seamless web site user authentication and secure VPN access
Traditionally, two-factor authentication uses a one-time password (OTP), which combines something the user knows (a username and password) and something the user has (typically, a token or key fob that produces a six-digit number, valid only for a short period of time and available on demand).
If your business is already using two-factor authentication, then you are also familiar with the various issues around token usability and logistics. Replacing lost or broken tokens and users mistyping their one-time passwords are just two of the headaches currently affecting help desks and IT departments. Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)1 with OTP is a built-in hardware token (of your security vendor choice) that negates the need for a separate physical token, thus simplifying the two-factor VPN log-in process for a seamless experience with virtually no delays. Moreover, Intel IPT ensures that the PCs accessing your VPN are those assigned to your employees. This easy-to-use, two-factor authentication solution is available from a variety of OEMs and security ISVs.
Algorithms supported by third-party independent software vendors and partners of Intel, such as Vasco, Symantec, and McAfee, run in the chipset, performing the operations that link the computer to a validated site and help ensure strong authentication.1