Authentication

Apr
27

New AuthPoint Time Schedule Policy Beta

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Earlier this year, we launched the AuthPoint Risk Framework, a powerful and flexible way to manage authentication policies. The latest AuthPoint beta focuses on time-based policy objects, which enable you to specify the dates and times when authentication policies apply to user authentications. You might configure a time schedule policy object if you want to:


  • Allow authentication only during specified times, such as work hours.
  • Restrict authentication during specific times, such as non-work hours and holidays.
  • Enforce different authentication requirements at different times.
  • Use a...
Apr
26

Released: New AuthPoint Self Service Portal Feature

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We are excited to announce that the Self-Service Portal feature is now available in AuthPoint!


This feature gives the users autonomy to activate their own tokens, both mobile and hardware, by accessing their company’s IdP portal. Users that are enrolling for the first time and still do not have an active token, can activate it as part of the login flow on the IdP portal. Users that are already enrolled and have an active token can also activate a new mobile or hardware token after they have logged into the –MFA protected- IdP portal. A key benefit for the operators is that they don’t need...

Mar
26

New wizard available - import hardware tokens

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We are happy to announce the release of a new wizard on AuthPoint. The wizards provide a simple, step by step guide, to be followed by administrators to configure the MFA on their environment.


The new wizard guides the administrator through the steps necessary to import hardware tokens into AuthPoint, for both WatchGuard and third party.


Remember that the following operations are also available through Wizards:


  • Get Started with AuthPoint – guides the administrator through a first, basic configuration, that allows him to have a user performing authentications on a matter of minutes.
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Mar
19

New AuthPoint Self-Service Portal Beta

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We are excited to announce that the Self-Service Portal feature is now available to beta test!


This feature gives the users autonomy to activate their own tokens, both mobile and hardware, by accessing their company’s IdP portal. Users that are enrolling for the first time and still do not have an active token, can activate it as part of the login flow on the IdP portal. Users that are already enrolled and have an active token can also activate a new mobile or hardware token after they have logged into the –MFA protected- IdP portal. A key benefit for the operators is that they don’t need...

Mar
19

Released: AuthPoint Agent for macOS – Big Sur

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We are happy to announce the release of a new version of the AuthPoint Agent for macOS.


This version has compatibility with the new Big Sur operating system, allowing Big Sur users to have MFA protection on both startup of the machine and after blocking it.


Keep your machines always updated with the latest version of the Agent for mac.


For the machines that are already configured with the agent, you can simply download the installer from the AuthPoint Downloads page in WatchGuard Cloud and apply the installer on the machines. Read this Help Center article for more details.


If the...

Feb
05

New AuthPoint Risk Framework

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We are happy to announce that we have launched the new AuthPoint Risk Framework in WatchGuard Cloud. The improved authentication policy management allows for more granularity and flexibility when creating rules for your users and resources.


You also have now the option to create a policy to deny authentications under certain conditions or for specific groups or resources.


Network Locations (formerly Safe Locations) is the first risk feature available and we are working on adding additional policies throughout 2021, including: time policies, device risk, computer risk, as well as...

Sep
24

New AuthPoint Wizards: Making MFA as Simple as Possible

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We are happy to announce the release of Wizards on AuthPoint. The Wizards provide a simple, step by step guide, to be followed by administrators to configure the MFA on their environment.


The following operations are available through Wizards:


Get Started with AuthPoint – guides the administrator through a first, basic configuration, that allows him to have a user performing authentications on a matter of minutes.


  • Create a group
  • Create a user
  • Activate token
  • Set up the IdP portal
  • Log in to the IdP portal to test MFA

Configure MFA for a VPN – guides the administrator through...

Sep
11

AuthPoint is Now Available as Monthly Subscription

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Starting this week, we are excited to offer our partners and customers AuthPoint as a monthly subscription in the WatchGuard FlexPay program.


WatchGuard FlexPay enables partners to purchase products according to their business needs. The FlexPay program includes all our payment options: pre-paid annual licenses, pay-as-you-go MSSP Points, and monthly subscriptions. 


The AuthPoint Subscription is invoiced monthly based on usage. As a software product, it is easy to enable and manage both through the distributor marketplace and in WatchGuard Cloud. The steps for partners to enable are...

Sep
10

New version of the Agent for Windows is available!

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We are happy to announce the release of a new version of the AuthPoint Agent for Windows.


This version improves the treatment of the MFA, specially for RDP connection scenarios, and enhances the user experience by allowing to automatically send a push notification to users during the login process. This makes the authentication experience more convenient, allowing users to simply type the username and password and approve the push notification using the mobile AuthPoint token. Users can configure or disable this feature.


Keep your machines always updated with the latest version of the

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Aug
13

The Dark Web Scan is in WatchGuard Cloud!

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We are excited to announce that the Dark Web Scan is live in WatchGuard Cloud and available on Subscribers and Service Provider accounts. With this new tool, partners and end users can perform searches based on email addresses and domain names to see which accounts have been exposed on the dark web during known data breaches.


The Dark Web Scan will allow partners to generate and send personalized reports. This can be a great conversation starter with customers about the importance of identity and credential theft protection, as well as the need for multi-factor authentication. After all...

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