Soon: 2FA Push tokens in Rohos Logon Key mobile

We are working to add Push Tokens support to “Smartphone” authentication method available in Rohos Logon Key.  The Rohos Logon Mobile app will deliver two-factor push notifications to workstation or remote desktop for fast and secure access. A single smartphone can keep multiple authentication records to access multiple computers.

Rohos 2FA Push token advantages:

  • Rohos 2FA Push token implementation is open-source.
  • Out-of-band MFA. 2FA Push token is delivered via WebSocket/MQTT broker hosted in Cloud.
  • 3rd party cloud support. Your account on Google, Amazon, Azure cloud can be used to host Messaging Broker or you can use a variety ready-to-go MQTT SaaS solutions like: MyQttHub.com, CloudMqtt.com
  • 2FA Push token includes strong Encryption AES256 and OATH technology thus it is resilient against man-in-the-middle and reply attacks event on non-SSL\TLS channels.

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Towards multi-factor authentication decision framework in Rohos Logon Key v4.0

We are glad to announce new Rohos Logon Key v4 for Windows. Now it has a possibility to combine two-factor authentication methods for a single desktop or user and define rules to support multi-factor authentication (MFA) control.  Since 4.0 Rohos Logon Key will introduce rule-based multi-factor authentication decision support framework that brings MFA intelligence depending on access context. It automatically selects strong authentication method for privileged users or remote desktop access and convenient single-factor authentication when you use Windows computer  in regular way on a desktop.

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How to protect Amazon WorkSpaces Windows with MFA in Rohos Logon Key v.3.9

New Rohos Logon Key provides an effective and platform independent means of Multi-factor Authentication for your Amazon WorkSpaces desktops. You can protect access to AWS Windows desktops with Google Authentication OTP codes or Yubikey OTP codes. This greatly increase security, brings compliance with HIPPA, PCI-DSS or works as a password replacement technology.


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Combining multiple 2FA methods in new Rohos Logon Key

We are working towards to add new authentication experience for Windows login and now Rohos Logon Key v.3.8 allows to use any supported 2FA authentication device in combination with One Time Password authentication method (Google Authenticator). This will help to apply strong two-factor authentication with local or remote access. With this features we will start to introduce rule-based multi-factor authentication decision framework into Rohos Logon Key.

Whats new in new Rohos Logon Key v.3.8 in brief:

  • Allows to combine 2FA methods: physical access Key with One Time Password codes;
  • Redesigned “Setup authentication key” dialog box;
  • Redesigned “Options” dialog box;
  • One Time Password entry field on a logon screen;
  • (In progress) Allows to combine any types of 2FA methods for Windows login; This option allow to introduce new 2FA method in parallel with already used one. For example you are using OTP 2FA technology now and you will be able to add new users with U2F authentication keys while keeping existing OTP users untouched.

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Windows login with U2F FIDO security key

Now you can use popular U2F FIDO security keys for Windows logon. Both multi-factor and single-factor authentication use cases are supported as well. It means you can use your U2F key as a password replacement or you can setup true multi-factor authentication to unlock your dektop: U2F Key + your Windows password.

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Two-factor authentication by OTP for TSPlus remote desktop access

We have tried out Terminal Services Plus (TSPlus) solution for Remote Desktop access for Windows 7/8/10 with Rohos Logon Key installed. Both TSPlus web based access and MS Remote Desktop Connection application uses target Windows authentication system. This is the point where Rohos Logon Key applies 2-factor authentication control. The following screenshot demonstrates 2FA requirement upon successful password based remote access with  TSPlus web :

Learn more about Rohos Logon Key benefits with TSPlus remote desktop solution.

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Multi-factor authentication with RFID cards HidProx, Indalla, HiTag and Emarine in Rohos Logon Key 3.5

Rohos Logon Key v3.5 announce now support of RFIDeas pcProx reader and KCY-125 RFID reader. This allows to implement multi-factor authentication by using a variety of RFID cards, tags, bracelets and employee ID badges of Emarine, Indala, HIDProx and other standards in Active Directory and standalone Windows workstations as well. Rohos Logon Key replaces weak password based login with a physical key and PIN code or physical key and Windows password. This improves organization security controls and brings regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, HITECH, PCI DSS, FFIEC and others.

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Registering multiple 2FA users with Google Authenticator configuration delivered by Email

Rohos Management Tools provides a secure way to setup multiple users or authentication devices. Now it is easy to setup a list users with Google Authenticator 2FA. It is also possible to automatically send an email message to each user that includes Google Authentication setup instructions. The most secure way is to use corporate email.

New ways to register multiple user or 2FA tokens: by using CSV file or PowerShell script.

 

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How to setup 2-factor authentication with One-Time-Passwords delivered by Email

Rohos Logon Key allows to protect Windows Terminal Server by using 2-factor authentication with One-Time-Passwords. Using Google authenticator as OTP generator requires to deliver and store OTP secret key on the mobile device of end-user in mobile email, SMS or Google Authenticator application.

In order to improve security you can setup your Windows Server to generate and deliver One-Time-Password to the end-user by using SMS messages or Email which is also reliable and free. With this feature there is no need to send OTP secret key and setup Google Authenticator on mobile device of end user.
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Rohos Logon Key v3.4 with Active Directory support

Updated: 15 January 2019

Dear users and customers, we are glad to announce first release for a major update of Rohos Logon Key for Windows. Now Rohos Logon Key automatically detects Active Directory environment and uses Active Directory storage to keep domain-wide settings and list of authentication keys and devices. We have completely refactored Rohos Remote Config utility and Key manager. Applying multi-factor authentication in Active Directory has never been so easier!
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