F.A.Q. - ACS ProtectID
What is the difference between traditional Two-factor Authentication and ACS ProtectID
Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication?
There are two major differences. Two Factor Authentication involves two different authentication methods sent on the same network channel. ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication method grants access to online accounts by sending one of the authentication methods such as a password, over a channel that is separate from the other authentication method. In addition ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication was designed with multiple out of band methods to choose from to deliver flexible and redundant authentication.
Which Out-of-Band Authentication methods do you offer?
ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication methods include biometric devices, smart cards, USB tokens, one-time password generators.
What biometric device methods does ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication offer?
ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication offers many biometric device methods including: finger print readers, iris scanners and voice-activated phones.
What hard token methods does ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication offer?
Hard tokens include key fob, USB and wallet card
What soft token OATH compliant methods does ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication offer?
ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication offers soft tokens for desktop and mobile device (iPhone,Blackberry, Android, desktop, other PDAs, etc)
What environments do you authenticate?
We authenticate VPN's, CItrix, domains, websites, Windows desktop login, SSO's, transactions, and others. Please ask your Tritium sales representative.
Do you offer built-in authentication redundancy?
Yes, we offer built-in authentication redundancy across all the methods offered.
How do you safely provision the ProtectID Multi-factor Authentication?
ACS Multi-factor Authentication has multiple safe provisioning methods including:
Self Service Portal
Active Directory Synchronization
HTTP Provisioning Interface
Mobile "One Touch" provisioning
Can ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication be managed on-premises?
ACS ProtectID Dual Channel Multi-factor Authentication can be managed on-premises, in our hosted cloud service or a hybrid of both.
On-Premises: For on-premises deployment, the server software can be deployed on a single virtual machine or deployed over several machines. ACS Multi-factor Authentication is built to be highly scalable.
Cloud: If you don't want to deploy it on your premises, you can use our Cloud service. Interfacing your applications to the Cloud service is easily accomplished with ACS Multi-factor Authentication
Hybrid: In a hybrid configuration, you could keep your user credentials on-premises and use the Cloud for the communication functionality.