Active Directory (AD) has played a critical role in the development of modern computer networks since being introduced by Microsoft in 1999. As the central repository for information about all user accounts and other network resources in Windows environments, it supports a host of essential tasks and services.
We’ve long understood the need for multifactor authentication (MFA) solutions that decrease our reliance on passwords alone for network access control. MFA requires a combination of verification factors, such as a password or PIN along with a security token, mobile app or biometric identifier. Two-factor authentication (2FA) has been required in many industries for years, but there is growing support for systems requiring all three factors.