January 28, 2021

InnefuInnefu Labs announced the availability of Innefu Authshield 2FA, a unique two factor authentication solution that uses a protocol level decoding engine to offer enhanced protection to personal and business information stored digitally on personal devices or at onsite, remote or cloud based systems.

“Most IT users generally prefer to protect their digital information using a single factor of authentication (User Name and Password) and often use the same password to login to multiple applications,” says Tarun Wig, Founder, Innefu Labs, ”No wonder, a majority of hacking attacks are aimed at stealing user login credentials to access victim’s email, web apps, VPN accounts or to carry out fraudulent activities such as stealing online banking credentials, credit card information, debit card pins, etc.” he added.

Innefu Authshield 2FA solution uses dual mode of identification where along with the user id and password of the user, verification is also done through a secure randomly generated one time password (OTP) or a challenge response mechanism using PUSH Notification protocol. The OTP is generated automatically and provided to the user through multiple form factors including Hard Token, Mobile Push, Mobile Token, Soft Token, SMS Token and Voice Token.  An organization can easily mix and match and choose specific form factors for different users.

“Most multi-factor authentication solutions available in the market today are dependent on end point applications for integration,” says Tarun Wig, Founder, Innefu Labs, “ While VPN and Firewall vendors have made provisions for 2FA, most other application vendors have not made any such provision in their programs thereby providing a backdoor to hackers to get in” he added.

Innefu AuthShield integrates second factor of authentication (2FA) using a protocol decoding mechanism. This is a patent pending technology which integrates 2FA at a protocol level rather than integrating the solution at client end interfaces. The integration at protocol level ensures that AuthShield can be integrated in even those applications which do not inherently provide support for 2FA including SAP, Microsoft Exchange, Oracle communication messaging servers, Database Queries etc.