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By definition, Secure Access encompasses both two-factor authentication and website security.


Two-Factor Authentication
Two-Factor Authentication

Replaces traditional user name and password with strong identity-based authentication to gain physical or logical access

Website Security
Website Security

Relies on the use of TLS/SSL certificates to create online trust to protect data and provide privacy and security for websites

Two-Factor Authentication
Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is defined as using something that you have in combination with something that you know in order to gain physical or logical access to something.  When using identity-based digital certificates for two-factor authentication, the certificate is stored on a hardware device (i.e., smart card or USB token), which is password protected.

  • The first factor is the hardware password that only you should know.  This password is used to access the certificate that is stored on your hardware device.
  • The second factor is your digital certificate stored on hardware and of which only you should have possession. 

When these two factors are used in combination, two-factor authentication is achieved.

Use IdenTrust identity-based certificates for two-factor authentication.

Website Security
Website Security

TLS/SSL certificates create online trust, providing privacy and security for websites.  TLS/SSL certificates establish an encrypted connection between a browser or user’s computer and a server or website.  This connection protects in transit, sensitive data from interception by non-authorized parties, allowing online transactions to be conducted with complete confidence.  

Use IdenTrust TLS/SSL certificates to protect your customers’ personal and financial information.

Secure Access Solution Components

Identity-Based Certificates: IdenTrust digital certificates stored on hardware (i.e. smart cards or USB tokens) provide the most secure solution for credentials that can be used with two-factor enabled applications. In order to use two-factor authentication, the application must be “PKI-enabled”.  Your deployment may be specific or may require an end-user to present and validate a digital certificate stored on hardware and associated password prior to accessing your application.  You can also utilize two-factor authentication to communicate between applications and devices.

Learn more about Two-Factor Authentication

TLS/SSL Server Certificates: IdenTrust offers a comprehensive portfolio of TLS/SSL server certificates that:

  • Validate information such as domain name, organization name and legality of sponsoring entity based on the type of certificate purchased
  • Are publicly trusted or government trusted
  • Offer single or multi-domain deployment
  • Are natively trusted in common browsers
  • Can be obtained via a self-service or Software-as-a-Server (SaaS) integration

Learn more about Website Security

To learn more about using two-factor authentication and website security to protect your systems and processes, please contact us at [email protected] or call 1 (866) 763-3346.