MSP combines MFA, single sign-on, training in new offering
Onepath is unveiling a new security solution for its small and midsize business (SMB) customers that brings together multi-factor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO), and employee training.
The Lowdown: The Kennesaw, Georgia-based MSP‘s SecureID offering is aimed at protecting a company’s corporate applications and data, equipping employees and contractors with the necessary information about cybersecurity awareness, and giving SMBs levels of security similar to those enjoyed by larger enterprises.
The Details: SecureID’s capabilities include:
> MFA: Through this feature, SMBs can verify the identity of users and devices before they connect to the corporate network and access applications, and they can create role-based policies to manage the risk of compromised devices. When users log in to a computer, they will receive an authentication request on their smartphone or on a physical device attached to their workstation.
> SSO: SecureID comes with a secure portal through which users can access business applications via a dashboard. With single-click access, users can easily log on without having to use multiple credentials, and administrators can more easily manage credentials of new employees and change access levels.
> Security awareness training: Included in the self-paced training are simulated phishing attacks to help employees better identify scams. There’s also a library of security-awareness contents and a button employees can use to report possible phishing threats. SecureID also issues risk scores for employees and the company as a whole.
> Self-service password reset: This makes it easier and faster for employees to reset their passwords and ensures that IT departments don’t have to use resources for such a basic task.
The Impact: SecureID adds to a growing lineup of managed services that Onepath delivers, touching on not only security but also application management, IT support, and the cloud. The company focuses on the legal, financial services, and health care industries.
Background: In an increasingly complex cyberthreat environment, SMBs are a popular target. Verizon found that in 2018, 43% of all data breaches happened at small businesses, while cybersecurity vendor 4iQ said there was a 424% increase last year in the rate of small businesses targeted by attackers. A survey released this week by Continuum found that MSPs and SMBs lack the needed resources to adequately protect themselves against attacks.
The Buzz: “If a robber is casing a neighborhood, he’s likely going to identify the least secure house on the block, avoiding the one with an advanced alarm system, a double-bolted door, and the ‘Beware of Dog’ sign,” said Patrick Kinsella, CTO at Onepath. “For our digital assets, the thought process is similar – hackers will default to targeting the least protected, lowest cost targets. This means we have to rethink how we’re protecting our data and applications. While no solution is bulletproof, it’s about creating a barrier that changes the economics for the hacker, so a target is deemed ‘not worth the effort and risk.’ SecureID is all about making this process easier and less expensive for small and midsize businesses.”