Choosing the Right Proximity Badge Access Solution for Your Healthcare Organization

In busy hospital settings, clinicians move from room to room and department to department. They require multiple logins as they switch from one workstation to another and access multiple endpoint devices, such as thick and thin clients running Windows- or Linux-based operating systems.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Email and SMS OTPs

One time passwords (OTPs) are a popular choice for organizations looking to step up their security with two-factor authentication (2FA). These randomly generated passwords are only valid for a single login session and overcome many of the vulnerabilities of traditional passwords.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Challenge Response Authentication

Challenge/Response, also known as knowledge-based authentication, is a form of authentication where users verify their identities by answering “challenge” questions based on personal information about the user.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Push Notifications

More and more, organizations are looking for cost-effective alternatives to traditional passwords that increase security without affecting usability. Many people believe that push notification authentication, a newer mobile-based authentication method, could be the answer.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: RFID Access Control

Historically, magnetic stripe cards were used for access control. However, these cards aren’t particularly secure, as the information stored on them is typically not encrypted. Additionally, they have to be physically swiped, leading to issues with wear and tear.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: 2D Barcode Authentication

As part of our 2FA Explained series, we recently looked at magnetic stripe cards. Another authentication method that has long been in use and can be printed onto cards are 2D barcodes.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Magnetic Stripe Card

Today, there are many card-based options for controlling physical and network access. Although many organizations have transitioned to newer, more secure options, such as smart cards and RFID cards, others still have  magnetic stripe cards in place.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Social Login

Companies and end-users alike are constantly looking for authentication methods that lower barriers to entry and improve user experience without compromising security.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: Smart Cards

Smart cards are cards or cryptographic USB tokens that are used for a number of authentication purposes, including physical access (buildings, rooms), computer and network access, and some secure remote access solutions (virtual private networks (VPN), portals).

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained: One Time Password Hard Tokens

One time passwords (OTPs) are a popular choice for organizations looking to increase their security posture with two-factor authentication. As a refresher, OTPs are unique passwords that are only valid for a single login session and a defined period of time.

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