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Context-Based & Step-Up Authentication Solutions

Rich, Customizable Context-based Authentication

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Gemalto’s context-based authentication offers convenient, frictionless strong authentication while maintaining the flexibility and agility to add protection with stronger methods of security in higher risk situations.

Combined with “step-up” authentication, context-based authentication optimizes a layered approach to access security by assessing user login attributes and matching them against pre-defined security policies. When security policies are met, users are granted immediate access. When security policies are not met, users are asked to step up security by providing an additional authentication factor, eliminating the risk of unauthorized access.

A step up second factor could be a PKI token or a one-time passcode received via SMS text message, or generated on a mobile device or hardware token, depending on organizational policies.

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How Step Up Authentication Works

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Gemalto’s  Next-Generation Authentication leverages configurable, white-box policy rules to enable granular control over the level of authentication required each time a user logs in to an online resource.

The context engine analyzes a user’s logon attributes based on a set of configurable parameters—including geographical location, IP address, time of day, and device recognition—and generates a context assurance level. If a security policy is met, users are granted access. If a security policy is not met, the user may be asked to step up security by providing an additional authentication factor.

Context-based authentication is currently supported by SafeNet Authentication Manager and SafeNet Authentication Service.

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SafeNet Authentication Manager

SafeNet Authentication Manager

The SafeNet Authentication Manager (SAM) provides organizations with a comprehensive platform to manage the full authentication life cycle across the enterprise and extend strong authentication to the cloud using a single, integrated system.

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SafeNet Authentication Service

SafeNet Authentication Service

The SafeNet Authentication Service delivers fully automated strong authentication as-a-service from the cloud with flexible token options tailored to the unique needs of your organization. Keep your current infrastructure and deploy 2FA within 30 minutes.

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Gemalto SafeWord was good enough for our needs, but we evaluated SafeNet Authentication Service and found it met all our requirements and was less expensive! We were already a happy customer, and we’re even happier now.
Kevin Boes
Head of Information and CommunicationsTechnology Management Unit
at Albert Schweitzer Ziekenhuis Hospital


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Context-Based & Step-Up Authentication Products

  • SafeNet Authentication Manager: SafeNet Authentication Manager is a comprehensive authentication server that delivers full PKI certificate life cycle management, and a broad range of authentication methods, including OTP, PKI, OOB and context-based authentication.
  • SafeNet Authentication Service: Gemalto’s award-winning SafeNet Authentication Service delivers fully automated strong authentication as-a-service from the cloud with flexible token options tailored to the unique needs of your organization. Keep your current infrastructure and deploy 2FA within 30 minutes.
  • SafeNet MobilePASS+ Out-of-Band Push Authentication: Offering frictionless strong authentication to hundreds of applications, including SaaS and VPNs, push authentication on mobile devices lets users authenticate with a single tap of a finger on their mobile device.
  • GrIDsure Authentication: GrIDsure Authentication is a convenient pattern-based authentication solution that overcomes the weakness of passwords without the need for software to be installed or hardware to be provisioned.

Context-Based & Step-Up Authentication Resources

SafeNet Authentication Manager Product Brief

SafeNet Authentication Manager delivers full PKI certificate life cycle management, and a broad range of authentication methods, including OTP, PKI, OOB and context-based authentication.

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MobilePASS+ Product Brief

Offering frictionless strong authentication to hundreds of applications, including SaaS and VPNs, push authentication on mobile devices lets users authenticate with a single tap of a finger on their mobile device.

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SafeNet Authentication Service Secures Physician Access – Case Study

With more than 4,000 staff members, The Albert Schweitzer Ziekenhuis (ASZ) hospital system has taken great effort to ensure physicians and caretakers have access to relevant medical documentation, while also ensuring the security and privacy of patient information.

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Challenges of Enterprise Mobile Security - White Paper

With all the demand for mobile usage in the enterprise environment, how are IT professionals addressing access and security concerns? Gemalto wanted to find out, and polled 900 IT decision makers from across the globe in July 2015. This report presents a summary of the survey results and what they mean for the future of mobility in the workplace.

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SafeNet Authentication Service - Product Brief

Gemalto’s award winning SafeNet Authentication Service delivers fully automated strong authentication as-a-service from the cloud with flexible token options tailored to the unique needs of your organization

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A4 Authentication for Mobile Employees - eBook

Several challenges are holding back many organizations in the quest for increased mobility. Enterprises can follow a few important guidelines, as described in this eBook, to provide their employees with convenient, secure, scalable, compliant and cost effective mobility.

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