With secure identities, we can guarantee that only legitimate users can log in to the company's network and gain access to the organisation's IT systems and applications.
This is done using a technology called strong authentication, also known as two-factor authentication (2FA), which is significantly stronger than traditional passwords.
Two-factor authentication means, just as the name says, the use of two factors to log in to the company's network. Often, the factors "something you know" and "something you have", are used. The most common example of using two-factor authentication is a smart card that contains an e-ID (certificate) and a PIN.
Another example is Expisoft's Mobile ID where you use a smartphone that has an app and an e-ID (certificate) installed.
Even in this case, a two-factor authentication is obtained when you log onto the company's network because the phone is "something you have" and the PIN / password for using e-credentials is "something you know."
A smart card and/ or a Mobile ID that contains an E-ID identifies the user in a very safe manner, as well as it allows users to access different computer systems and applications with the same high level of security. The company receives strong protection against internal and external intrusion.
Secure identities simplify the user's everyday life by using his/her smart card or Mobile ID (installed on his/her smartphone) to log in to all his systems and applications that he/she has access to, from the office as well as mobile.
It results in more satisfied and more productive employees, while the organisation reduces the cost of password administration, because the user no longer needs to change or remember long and inconvenient passwords.
With secure identities, business processes can be rationalised, become faster and more cost effective. Many organisations also choose to use the smart card for more applications than secure logins such as passports, personal corporate ID cards, secure printouts from department printers, lunch payments, etc