Authentication

Jul
15

AuthPoint Inherited Users Beta

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As a Service Provider, you might manage dozens of customer accounts and need access to your customer’s systems and environments, such as a VPN or a server. With the user inheritance feature, you can request that customer accounts inherit an AuthPoint user from your account. These inherited users can then authenticate to access the customer’s resources. User inheritance provides a number of advantages:


  • More flexibility to manage your accounts
  • Your team can access customer accounts with their existing tokens
  • Centralized control of users that access customer accounts
  • Reduced license...
Jun
04

New AuthPoint Time Schedule Policy

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Earlier this year, we launched the AuthPoint Risk Framework, a powerful and flexible way to manage authentication policies. We are now happy to announce that we have launched the Time Schedule as a new type of policy. The Time Schedule policy enables you to specify the dates and times when authentication policies apply to user authentications. You can 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...
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.
  • ...

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...

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