Cloud-based two-factor authentication service protects against data breaches
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, an integrated care organisation in Greater Manchester, has rolled out Duo Security’s cloud-based two-factor authentication (2FA) solution to 1,000 of its employees. The trust has replaced its previous authentication solution with Duo’s cloud-based offering to provide its remote workers with secure access to the network via a single action on a mobile phone app.
Phil Howe, Technical Infrastructure Manager at Bolton FT explains, “We previously used a token-based 2FA provider but were looking for solution that offered our users the flexibility and security they required when moving around the Trust’s offices or working remotely. With Duo we’re able to protect the full desktop for directors and managers whilst also protecting the clinical applications our on-call doctors and radiologists require.”
Bolton FT began using Duo Security’s cloud-based solution in January 2016 following a straightforward implementation and integration process. Users can easily set themselves up on the system - reducing the overall demand for the IT team’s time and support - and opt for their preferred method of authentication from a selection of push notifications, SMS passcode or phone callback.
“The protection of data is a key requirement within the Trust and with Duo we’re able to protect the full desktop. The added benefit of being able to create custom policies depending on a user’s location or status also allows us to reduce our risk exposure,” added Howe. “Our security needs are constantly evolving and we have a responsibility to make sure our network is secure; this extra layer of protection from unauthorised access is an excellent addition to our security suite.”
Henry Seddon, VP EMEA for Duo Security comments: “Bolton FT is the first UK Trust to join our register of innovative organisations looking for flexible and secure cloud-based two-factor authentication. With the recent agreement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, it’s not only imperative that doctors and NHS employees have secure access to patient data but also that the patients themselves are safe in the knowledge that their personal data is protected.”
About Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of high quality services both in the community and at the Royal Bolton Hospital to patients from Bolton and beyond. We provide services at a number of health centres and clinics including the state of the art Bolton One in the town centre and we also provide care to patients at home when needed. The Royal Bolton Hospital provides general and specialist services, including medicine, surgery, paediatrics, elderly care and diagnostic services. The hospital is a "super centre" for maternity, neonatal and children's services.
About Duo Security
Duo Security is a cloud-based trusted access provider protecting the world’s fastest-growing companies and thousands of organizations worldwide, including Dresser-Rand Group, Etsy, Facebook, K-Swiss, Paramount Pictures, Random House, SuddenLink, Toyota, Twitter, Yelp, Zillow, and more. Duo Security’s innovative and easy-to-use technology can be quickly deployed to protect users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft and account takeover. Duo Security is backed by Benchmark, Google Ventures, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures and True Ventures. Try it for free at www.duo.com.