A Single Solid Shield to Stop All Unauthorized Access
4Login combines multiple authentication factors into a single streamlined solution that provides complete protection for accessing a Windows desktop.
Conventional authentication solutions use multiple factors that are merely designed to mitigate against unauthorized access attempts separately. These solutions have high implementation costs and are difficult to use.
4Login combines multiple authentication factors into a single solid shield that stops all unauthorized access attempts.
Conventional Multi-Factor Authentication
Conventional authentication solutions separate each of the authentication factors into three distinct categories. Each factor is then implemented independently from the other.
Each of the factors is merely designed to mitigate against an attempt to gain unauthorized access to an account. The rationale behind this approach is that an attacker will be deterred from trying to gain unauthorized access to an account by the challenge of having to carry out multiple distinct types of attack.
For example, an account that is protected by something the account holder knows, such as a password, and something the account holder has, such as a mobile phone with an authenticator app installed, would require an attacker to steal both information (the password) and a physical object (the user’s phone where the authenticator app is installed).
By separating the factors into discrete elements, the following issues arise:
- The solution is more difficult and costly to implement.
- The solution is more difficult to use.
- The individual elements are relatively weak due to the fact that they are not providing mutual support to each other. Each individual element is subject to all of the vulnerabilities and weaknesses of its category.
4Login has been designed so that all of the authentication factors work in tandem and provide mutual support to each other. 4Login is easy to use and easy to implement.
4Login provides a single solid shield that will stop any unauthorized access attempt.
An Unbreakable Lock for Windows Logon and RDP
With conventional authentication solutions each individual element is subject to all of the vulnerabilities and weaknesses of its category.
The user is burdened with taking the measures needed to safeguard against these vulnerabilities and weaknesses in addition to having to use multiple forms of authentication. With conventional authentication solutions there is a sharp trade-off between security and usability.
These issues present major difficulties for Windows users who want to connect to their PCs remotely.
Brute-force attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated with cyber criminals leveraging bots and botnets to harvest Windows credentials.
The large-scale shift to remote work in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 led to an explosion in ransomware attacks.
RDP is one of the primary attack vectors for ransomware attacks. Cybersecurity authorities in the United States (FBI, CISA, NSA), Australia (ACSC), and the United Kingdom (NCSC) have reported that, in 2021, RDP exploitation was one of the top 3 initial infection vectors for ransomware incidents and that gaining access to networks via stolen RDP credentials or brute force was a major trend among cyber criminals.
Any computer exposed to the Internet via RDP is of interest to cyber criminals and is likely to be the subject of frequent attacks.
4Login completely neutralizes attempts to steal or brute force RDP credentials by combining multiple authentication factors into a single solid shield.