ManageEngine rolls our multi-factor authentication for Linux

ManageEngine rolls our multi-factor authentication for Linux
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16 Dec, 2019

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, has said ADSelfService Plus, its web-based, end-user password reset management program, will now offer endpoint multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Linux logins.

ADSelfService Plus is an integrated self-service password management and single sign-on solution. The solution helps domain users perform self-service password reset, self-service account unlocks, and employee self-update of personal details in Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD), a directory service developed by Microsoft for Windows domain networks.

The new feature supplements Windows and macOS MFA support, ManageEngine said in a statement.

"Linux OS and its distributions don't provide built-in mechanisms to enforce MFA for GUI logins. With ADSelfService Plus, users will have a seamless login experience irrespective of the platform they use. A Windows user who also has a Linux workstation or a macOS machine will have the same login experience across platforms," said Parthiban Paramasivam, director, product management, ADSelfService Plus.

The new solution supports a variety of authentication techniques which include SMS-based one-time passwords (OTPs), email-based OTPs, Google authenticator, Duo Security and RSA SecurID, the statement added. 

With ADSelfService Plus, the company claims that organisations can leverage 14 different authentication techniques to secure access to Linux, Windows and macOS clients in AD environments.  

The endpoint MFA is available in the latest version of ADSelfService Plus. ADSelfService Plus is priced at $1,195 annually. 

The company further said that the ADSelfService Plus also offers a free edition for up to 50 users. The free edition supports all the features of the professional edition, including endpoint MFA, single sign-on and password self-service.

In October, it launched PAM360, a privileged access solution for security teams.  

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