We have chosen Duo Security as our multi-factor authentication solution because of these benefits:
- Duo protects your account and your data
To gain access to your University account, an attacker would need the physical device you use Duo with along with either your passcode/phrase or fingerprint/facial recognition. If all the attacker has is your University credentials (username and password), they can't get in. One factor can fail, and the other will still protect you.
- Duo protects Loughborough University
Duo will provide enhanced security for the University’s data assets, including accounts, applications and websites.
- Duo offers flexibility
The simplest way to use Duo is via a free mobile app on your smartphone or tablet which will receive a push notification when you log in to a service which you need to approve. Alternative to the app is a hardware security token (a small device resembling a flash drive) however access to this is limited.
- Duo is simple
Duo offers easy integration with other services and provides a simple user interface.