ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

“ADSelfService Plus supports multiple forms of 2FA, including company-agnostic tools like security questions, QR codes, fingerprint biometrics, and SMS or email-based one-time passwords…”

ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

The enterprise IT specialist (and Zoho subsidiary) ManageEngine has upgraded its ADSelfService Plus platform to offer support for two factor authentication (2FA) on macOS computers. The solution can be configured based on the privileges of each individual user, improving security by triggering step-up requests for people with access to more sensitive information.

ADSelfService Plus supports multiple forms of 2FA, including company-agnostic tools like security questions, QR codes, fingerprint biometrics, and SMS or email-based one-time passwords. It also supports more specific options like Duo Security, Google Authenticator, and SecurID, which offers Authentication as a Service.

“Though two-factor authentication is widely accepted as a method to ensure user logon security, macOS does not provide a way to enable this feature for the domain computers. The latest version of ADSelfService Plus helps IT teams secure user logons by offering two-factor authentication for macOS systems,” explained ADSelfService Director of Product Management Parthiban Paramasivam.

ADSelfService Plus will help companies enforce better IT standards and ensure compliance with a number of different regulatory standards, including GDPR and HIPPA. Duo Security recently noted that companies are finally adopting better mobile IT practices, so the release of the new ManageEngine platform is in keeping with a broader enterprise security trend.