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Yubikey 2 Factor Authentication for Windows Logins

Yubikey 2 Factor Authentication for Windows Logins

UserLock makes it easy for a business to enable two-factor authentication on Windows accounts, managed by Active Directory. Watch how UserLock works with YubiKey – the hardware security keys manufactured by Yubico. YubiKey offers users an easy and secure second factor of authentication In addition to mobile authentication and Token2, UserLock now partners with Yubico to offer … Continued

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Windows File Auditing Log and more with FileAudit

Windows File Auditing Log and more with FileAudit

FileAudit is an intuitive tool that simplifies native Windows file auditing log. With a simple agentless deployment, FileAudit enables IT professionals to proactively monitor access to company-sensitive files and folders stored on Windows systems in real time. Free 20 Day Trial Download of FileAudit FileAudit goes further than just logs and information. It protects data, … Continued

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Protecting Active Directory logins for remote working

Protecting Active Directory logins for remote working

  The boom in working from home has become a bonanza for cyber attackers. Each time an employee connects to the corporate network from their home they create an access point that can often be exploited. With Windows Active Directory (AD) still being the core identity and access platform for businesses around the world, the … Continued

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Login Logout Time Tracking for Employees

Login Logout Time Tracking for Employees

With more and more organizations allowing flexible work hours and users working remotely, it is increasingly important to be able to manage and monitor employee’s working hours.  Being able to track not only login and logout times, but lock and unlock activities a manager can obtain an accurate view of how their employees spend time … Continued

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Secure Active Directory Users’ Accounts

Secure Active Directory Users’ Accounts

Users are most of the time the weakest link in your organization. But you need to stop blaming them. It’s your job to secure the organization from unwanted access. You need to protect them from their own careless behavior and mitigate against any malicious activity. In order to do that, you need to make sure … Continued

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Why do you need Multifactor Authentication?

Why do you need Multifactor Authentication?

Without Multifactor Authentication, organizations are wide open to attack when their employees fall for phishing scams or share passwords. What’s holding them back? Stolen credentials are one of the biggest threats to businesses today. The reason behind that is simple, the attacker is actually using valid (that is, compromised but valid) credentials, so why would … Continued

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MFA for Windows Login to Address the Vulnerabilities of Corporate Passwords

MFA for Windows Login to Address the Vulnerabilities of Corporate Passwords

Easy for both administrators and employees, UserLock now offers multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Windows login alongside contextual controls, for the best balance of security, usability and cost available today. IS Decisions, a provider of access management software, today announced a significant update to its flagship product UserLock. Multi-factor authentication, also known as MFA, is now … Continued

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Windows Group Policy for Login Security

Windows Group Policy for Login Security

The use of Windows Group Policy is often the tool of choice for the strict administration of Active Directory (AD) user accounts. But for logon and access policies, Group Policies can be tedious to configure, particularly so for small and medium-sized business (SMBs) with limited on-site IT expertise.  GDPR introduction has upped the stakes All … Continued

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Find Active Directory Users Logged on in a Domain – and more

Find Active Directory Users Logged on in a Domain – and more

To detect where your Active Directory users are logged on in real-time, watch this 2-minute overview of UserLock. It will also show you how to react and respond to any login, direct from the UserLock console, and how to start controlling and restricting how your users can connect. Video Transcription: Real-Time Visibility for all AD … Continued

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Why SMBs believe their data is unsafe in the cloud

Why SMBs believe their data is unsafe in the cloud

Two thirds (61%) of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) believe that their data is unsafe in the cloud, with almost a third (29%) saying that they have suffered a breach since moving to the cloud for storage. Our new report, “Under a cloud of suspicion,” draws on research conducted with 300 heads of security within … Continued

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