MFA That’s Powerfully Easy

Using stolen credentials to breach network resources is the #1 tactic that hackers use.* By requiring additional proof of identity beyond a simple password, multi-factor authentication is the single most important safeguard to protect your business.

WatchGuard’s unique multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution not only reduces network disruptions and data breaches arising from weak or stolen credentials, but we deliver this important capability entirely from the Cloud for easy set-up and management. Moreover, AuthPoint® goes beyond traditional 2-factor authentication (2FA) by incorporating innovative ways to identify users, such as with our Mobile Device DNA. With our large ecosystem of 3rd party integrations, this means that strong protection can be consistently deployed across the network, VPNs, Cloud applications – wherever it’s needed. Even non-technical users find the friendly AuthPoint mobile app easy and convenient to use. Ultimately, WatchGuard AuthPoint is the right solution at the right time to make MFA a reality for businesses who desperately need it to block attacks.

Effective MFA Protection with

Mobile Device DNA

Multi-factor authentication requires users to supply information they know (username and password), and information provided on some- thing they have, as well as other factors that can be associated to the specific individual. AuthPoint provides a highly secure MFA product using a push message, QR code, or one-time password (OTP); and our mobile device DNA matches the authorized user’s phone when grant- ing access to systems and applications. Therefore, any attacker who clones a user’s device in an attempt to access a protected system would be blocked, since the device DNA would differ.

Broad Coverage with Web SSO

Stop worrying about remembering countless complex passwords. AuthPoint’s secure single sign-on (SSO) makes logins quick and easy. In addition WatchGuard’s ecosystem includes dozens of 3rd party integrations with AuthPoint – allowing companies to require users to authenticate before accessing sensitive Cloud applications, VPNs and networks. AuthPoint supports the SAML standard, permitting
users to log in once to access a full range of applications and services.
In addition, the secure login feature provides online and offline authentication to Windows and Mac machines using the AuthPoint app.

Easy-to-Use AuthPoint Mobile App

WatchGuard’s AuthPoint app allows users to authenticate right from their own phone! No need to carry key fobs or thumb drives; instead install and activate the AuthPoint app in seconds, and then use it
to authenticate from a smartphone. It enables speedy push-based authentication as well as offline authentication using QR codes with the phone’s camera. The app is available in 13 languages and downloads free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.

A Low TCO Cloud-based Service

Companies with limited IT staff and security expertise benefit from MFA protection that’s easy to deploy and manage from the Cloud. AuthPoint runs on the WatchGuard Cloud platform and is available from wherever you are. There is no need to install software, schedule upgrades or manage patches. Moreover, the platform easily accommodates a single global account view or many independent accounts, so that distributed enterprises and managed service providers can display only the data relevant to a person’s role.

Keep Imposters Off Networks, VPNs, Cloud Resources and More!

WatchGuard Cloud Platform

  • 100% Cloud-based management
  • Authenticator allocation and activation
  • Authentication policies based on groups and resources
  • Logs and reports
  • Role-based access
  • Intuitive, attractive user interface

AuthPoint Mobile App

  • Three authentication options available:
    1. Push messages
    2. One-time passwords (time-based)
    3. QR codes when offline
  • Mobile authenticator – no additional hardware to carry
  • 13 languages
  • Multi-token support
  • iOS and Android – free to download
  • PIN/biometrics protection (on certain devices)
  • Mobile device DNA – added authentication factor
  • Self-service mobile token migration to new devices

AuthPoint Gateway

  • Corporate network gateway
  • AD and LDAP user authentication and sync
  • RADIUS proxy

AuthPoint Agents

  • Integration with 3rd party applications without native MFA support
  • Computer login protection for Windows and macOS

AuthPoint Ecosystem

  • Add MFA to Cloud resources, applications, databases and web resources
  • Support for SAML and RADIUS standards
  • Comprehensive integration guides for many popular 3rd party solutions

Recommended Use Cases

VPNs / Remote Access

Same user experience as username + password BUT more secure, and with a single-click confirmation.
1. Request connection with username & password
2. Confirm VPN connection – request through AuthPoint app

Cloud Applications – Web SSO

1. Access the Identity Portal (IdP)
2. Authenticate using OTP, push or QR code
3. Access all the apps to which you are entitled – no need to authenticate again!

PC Login – Online Authentication

1. Click on “Send push”
2. Confirm PC login request through AuthPoint app
3. Login is done

PC Login – Offline Authentication

1. Select “QR code” to authenticate
2. Scan the QR code using the AuthPoint app
3. In this example, you would type the response 717960

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Use of 2 or more authentication factors, from:

  • Something you know (password, PIN)
  • Something you have (token, mobile phone)
  • Something you are (fingerprint, face)

AuthPoint factors:

  • Your password
  • Approval on your mobile authenticator
  • Correct mobile phone DNA
  • A fingerprint to access (with certain phone models)
  • A fingerprint to access (with certain phone models)

Making the Case for MFA

Weak passwords are a serious liability for your business. The average user has almost 100 online accounts, many of which have their own
password requirements. Password fatigue is a real problem and it’s putting your business at risk. It takes just one weak or cracked password for a cyber criminal to access all your data and accounts.

How confident are you that every single employee is following password best practices?

  • Roughly 250,000 passwords are stolen every day1
  • Only 1 in 5 users uses a unique password across all accounts2
  • 3% of people use the password 1234563

The cost of a breach can be enough to put your company out of business. The average cost of a data breach is $148 per data record with sensitive information, which is $1.38 million when you consider the average data breach of 9.350 records. This doesn’t include indirect costs like a damaged company reputation, lost customer trust, and lost work time.

The good news is that you can easily reduce your cyber risk and get a high return on your security spend. It costs less than the price of your morning Starbucks to provide monthly MFA protection for each employee. Eliminate the #1 risk to your business with AuthPoint.

Want to try it out? Visit or contact one of our dedicated specialists to get started with a free 30-day trial.

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About WatchGuard

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by nearly 10,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 80,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit