Duo authenticates employees are who they say they are prior to accessing business applications
King.com, developers of the Candy Crush mobile gaming phenomenon, is rolling out Duo Security’s cloud-based two-factor (2FA) authentication solution to its 2,000 employees globally. In keeping with its reputation for innovation, the games company is opting for a cloud-based solution which allows employees to verify their identity using a single click on a mobile phone app as an extra level of security beyond passwords alone.
Giacomo Collini, Director of Information Security at King.com explains: “We needed to find an authentication solution that would work for our employees who use personal devices to log onto the corporate network. There was a prerequisite to meet compliance mandates for two-factor authentication, but we also wanted to add an extra layer of protection from unauthorised access for our users, networks and apps.”
Collini selected Duo Security’s cloud-based solution, which eliminates the need for any on-premise hardware or software, to manage access to King.com’s mix of both server and cloud applications. In addition Duo ensures that employees - both on site and remote - are who they say they are and that they are using secure devices to gain access to the company’s VPN.
“What particularly impressed us was the simplicity of the cloud-based system which meant that users were actually able to enroll themselves onto the system, removing the burden on IT support. We also appreciated the choice of different authentication methods available including: traditional tokens, SMS or voice messages as well as using the mobile phone itself as the second factor authentication mechanism,” said Collini. He added: “One other key benefit is that we can apply different policies dependent on the user’s status, apps being accessed and location, which allows us to reduce our risk exposure considerably.
King.com also appreciates that Duo is able to monitor the status of all employee devices - smartphone, tablets, laptops, PCs. Duo provides - both users and administrators with early notifications about out-of-date browsers, operating systems, or plugins, such as Flash and Java, which could provide an easy target for hackers that may result in a corporate data breach.
Henry Seddon, VP EMEA for Duo Security comments: “King.com is the latest company to join our roster of innovative, fast-growing technology companies that have adopted our cloud-based two-factor authentication software. Having only recently launched into the European market, we’re committed to blazing a disruptive trail in the security market by making advanced security available and affordable to organisations of all shapes and sizes.”
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.
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