Executive Summary

Today’s cybercriminals are a wily and determined breed. Their modes of attack are complex and their opportunities are increasing as the volume of data and number of devices accessing this data in a typical organization grow.

Traditional software-only methods of protecting identities – such as username and password – are too easily overcome by these cybercriminals. IT teams are challenged to introduce additional layers of identity protection to a business user community that often sees security as a barrier to innovation and productivity.

Intel® Authenticate Technology provides enterprises with a convenient and efficient way to manage policy-driven, hardware-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) for identity and access management. It moves multi-factor authentication data into the hardware and so helps reduce software-only vulnerabilities. It is designed to help IT turn security into a business enabler while combatting the risk posed by cybercrime.