While two-factor authentication (2FA) is becoming the de-facto standard for remote access to server-based business applications, most enterprises are still accessing their SaaS applications, including Salesforce.com and Google Apps, with passwords that can be easily compromised. This is both surprising and worrying; particularly given the increasing growth in these web-based applications, where users are accessing potentially sensitive data in the cloud.
It appears that enterprises forget that access to these applications in the cloud should be considered remote access and deserves the same protection as the data on their own networks. It also means many organisations do not realise that industry policies and guidelines that increasingly specify 2FA for remote access compliance may also apply to their SaaS applications.
Filling this security 'blindspot' is a great channel opportunity for those who can resell Signify's hosted 2FA service as part of their portfolio to ensure their customers are fully protected for both corporate and hosted SaaS/cloud applications.
Dave Abraham, CEO, Signify