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Two Factor Authentication for Google Apps
 

Two Factor Authentication for Google Apps

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This whitepaper details how ArrayShield IDAS Two Factor authentication system can be integrated with Google Apps Enterprise edition.

This whitepaper details how ArrayShield IDAS Two Factor authentication system can be integrated with Google Apps Enterprise edition.

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    Two Factor Authentication for Google Apps Two Factor Authentication for Google Apps Document Transcript

    • Two-Factor Authentication Solution for Google AppsTwo-Factor Authentication Solution for Google Apps Problem with exposing Emailing system on the Cloud Organizations want to add another layer of authentication protection to their sign-in process to prevent identity fraud and meet regulatory requirements. Traditional approaches like OTP tokens are expensive to deploy and manage, and ineffective against new attacks. And, they want on-demand software so they don’t have the headaches of installing and maintaining new equipment and applications in your data center. The challenge organizations face is deploying a technology that is both easy to use yet strong enough to protect against various sophisticated threats.SolutionArrayShield innovative two factor authentication system - IDAS provides a simple secureremote access to company email using Google apps. By using its innovative pattern basedauthentication it provides One-Time-Secret-Code for every login transaction.In IDAS every user is shown with a matrix on the Google apps login screen which is populatedwith random characters for every transaction. User has to choose a pattern which is a sequenceof cells in the matrix and should register the same with the system prior accessing. Atranslucent card is provided to each user which has a similar structured matrix with transparentand opaque cells and some random characters imprinted on the opaque cells. Each card isunique in terms of the position of the opaque cells and the characters imprinted on them.At the time of accessing the Google apps the user is shown with the randomly populated matrixas a challenge. The user overlaps the translucent card on the shown matrix and will key in thecharacters present in the chosen pattern in the same order as a response. These charactersform the One-Time-Secret-Code for the user for that transaction. The ArrayShield IDAS serververifies the user credentials by comparing user’s registered pattern and the pattern valuesentered by the user. Access is given to the user if the user credentials are valid. ArrayShield | info@arrayshield.com Page 1
    • Two-Factor Authentication Solution for Google AppsIntegration FlowThe following diagram shows how Google Apps service can be integrated with ArrayShield IDASto use its two factor authentication for secure access to Google Apps products.. Figure: Integration flow diagram for the Google Apps with ArrayShield IDAS ArrayShield | info@arrayshield.com Page 2
    • Two-Factor Authentication Solution for Google AppsFeaturesInnovative TechnologyArrayShield IDAS technology is patent pending (globally) and has won severalawards/recognitions in various forums for its innovative concept.High Level of SecurityArrayShield IDAS product leverages advanced Encryption methodologies (like Industry StandardAES (128/192/256 bit) algorithms as well as in-house developed advanced cryptographictechniques) and follows Industry Standard Guidelines and Best Practices.Ease of UseArrayShield IDAS is based on user-intuitive patterns which are easy to remember than complexpasswords than can be easily compromised.Easy to IntegrateArrayShield IDAS product will seamlessly integrate with existing enterprise environments withimproved user experience. No expertise is required for integration.Interoperable SystemArrayShield IDAS can also be configured as add-on module with various products of leadingtechnology players. Support is available for SAML, LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS protocol etc.Easy to DeployArrayShield IDAS can be easily deployed in days (not in weeks) because of easy-to-configure APIbased system.Easily CustomizableArrayShield IDAS product can be easily customized to the unique needs of every organization.Once deployed, organizations can also configure the security strength and mechanism to theamount of risk involved in the user’s role and usability requirements.Highly ScalableArrayShield IDAS can be easily scaled with huge user population without affecting theperformance and usability. ArrayShield | info@arrayshield.com Page 3
    • Two-Factor Authentication Solution for Google AppsBenefitsLow Total Cost of OwnershipArrayShield IDAS provides Strong Authentication at a fraction of cost of traditional alternatives.Minimal Cost is incurred during purchase as well as maintenance. As there is no need of havingcostly hardware tokens or transactional costs incurred because of SMS etc, ArrayShield IDASproduct provides lowest Total Cost of Ownership. No costly server hardware needed.Mobility of the userAs ArrayShield uses a simple plastic card that can be carried on the go, it doesn’t have anydependencies. Hence user will be able to access the application any-time, any-where.Provides peace of mindProtects Organizations and customers from Online Identity and data theft, hence provide peaceof mind.Provides Compliance with regulationsRegulatory agencies agree that passwords are a weak link and are requiring companies toimplement stronger authentication. ArrayShield is a rapid, cost-effective way to comply withIndustry Guidelines, Security Standards and other Industry regulations.ConclusionBy using ArrayShield IDAS Two-Factor authentication solution, organizations can enable thesecure access to their Google Apps account. The solution will make organizations of all sizes andcomplexities protect from the malicious attacks happening on their online accounts. ArrayShield | info@arrayshield.com Page 4