Cloud-based content service and productivity platform provider NetDocuments has announced its successful integration with WatchGuard‘s AuthPoint multifactor authentication (MFA) solution, with help of cybersecurity and enterprise content management (ECM) consulting firm, Element Technologies.
The integration with AuthPoint MFA aims to reduce the risk of data breaches and network disruptions that could result from lost or stolen credentials in a cloud-based system. NetDocuments services customers in the legal sphere, including law firms, corporate legal teams, and compliance departments.
“We believe in having great partners and collaborating to make the most out of these relationships and integrations,” said Craig Sixta, Element’s VP Security & Compliance. “We have done just that in leading the effort to integrate AuthPoint MFA with NetDocuments.”
“This provides our mutual clients [the utmost] confidence in knowing that their documents are secure in a distributed environment,” he added.
This partnership aims to address the objective of having technology companies work together to produce solutions for stronger security, easier deployments, and better interoperability in law firms and IT environments, where such matters can be integral to legal compliance and security and governance strategies.
“For WatchGuard, providing seamless integration of our products through our partner ecosystem is a priority,” said Alexandre Cagnoni, Director of Authentication at WatchGuard Technologies. “Our valued partner Element played a key role in setting up the business case and connecting both companies to provide the market with a strong document management and collaboration tool from NetDocuments, while protecting user identity with one of the most secure MFA solutions in the market in AuthPoint. We are pleased to be part of this collaboration.”
Multi-factor authentication is growing in popularity as a more secure method of authentication than traditional means such as passwords and PINs– particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in remote work that has accompanied it – and its adoption has accelerated in recent years due to the growth of the smartphone industry, and the prevalence of mobile biometric authentication.
August 14, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis