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...


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...


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...


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.

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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...


You asked for them: AuthPoint Hardware Tokens

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We are excited to share the news that our MFA solution portfolio continues to expand and now partners can offer AuthPoint Hardware Tokens to interested customers! Hardware tokens can be used by businesses as an alternative to the mobile token to authenticate into protected resources.


New with AuthPoint: Beta version of the Agent for macOS

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We are excited to announce that an updated version of the AuthPoint agent for macOS is now available to beta test! We’ve redesigned the new agent for macOS to provide more features and make the authentication process easier. This version has two main new features:

  • Automatic Push Notifications: AuthPoint users can configure automatic Push notifications which will be trigger after typing username and password to access an application. This can be convenient to some users who will prefer to skip the “Send Push” step, but it can also be disabled.
  • Login Access for Non-AuthPoint Users: Non...

New Pull Authentication Feature: Push Notifications Will Never Be Late Again

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Your push message didn’t arrive? Don’t worry, a new version of the AuthPoint App for Android and iOS is now available for download with the new “Pull Authentication” feature.

AuthPoint’s Push authentication is what makes our solution one of the most secure and user-friendly MFA options in the market. This feature provides complete information about the user, their location and device, which adds increased levels of security when approving or denying access to applications. This technology is also more secure and reliable than SMS authentication because the communication is fully encrypted...


New AuthPoint Gateway Beta with Two Features WatchGuard Partners and Customers Asked For!

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High VPN Authentication Performance

The new AuthPoint Gateway now has a redesigned RADIUS component to support instances when a higher number of employees are using multi-factor authentication at the same time.

As businesses shifted to a remote environment, the volume of VPN connections increased dramatically, and which could cause some delays especially during peak hours where a larger-than-usual number of users try to connect into their networks (between 8:00-9:00 AM local time).

This improvement should provide a faster VPN authentication experience to all AuthPoint users at any...


AuthPoint Support for MSCHAPv2 / IKEv2 VPNs Is Now Available!

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We are happy to announce that AuthPoint Gateway v5.3.1 was just launched, adding support for RADIUS MSCHAPv2 authentications to Active Directory. This means that you can now create IKEv2 VPNs, authenticating users to Active Directory, using AuthPoint as your MFA solution.

Why IKEv2?

  • IKEv2 is the most secure VPN option available today
  • It is natively available on Windows, macOS, and iOS, and it is easily used among Android users with apps such as StrongSwan
  • For Firebox customers, being IPSec-based, IKEv2 can take advantage of crypto acceleration available on Firebox appliances...

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