In today’s environment of both massive cyber breaches and individual identity hacks, authentication is key to the security of enterprise applications, data, and user information, both on the web and on mobile devices. The familiar ‘username and password pair’ has long been regarded as a poor method for authentication, yet many applications continue to rely on passwords alone.
Gartner and Twilio, who provide the Authy two-factor authentication service, recently discussed how enterprises can approach security: build an authentication service from scratch; buy an expert-designed service, or eliminate the exposure to unnecessary risks by partnering with a cost-effective service that offers the flexibility to brand the experience and insert authentication where appropriate.
In this Twilio webinar, Anne Robinson, Director of Research for Identity and Access Management at Gartner, walks us through key considerations concerning application security and authentication. Joining the broadcast to detail the benefits of cloud-based API authentication solutions, is Simon Thorpe, Product Director for Authentication at Twilio. Simon touches on how APIs allow application developers to tightly integrate security into their software without impeding the user experience. Additionally, using an API allows businesses to rely on external security SMEs for research, development, penetration testing, auditing, and ongoing maintenance—and significant cost savings.
Ready to take action? Please enjoy this Twilio webinar featuring Gartner.
After viewing the webinar, we welcome you to find out more about Authy, Twilio’s two-factor authentication service.