Bitglass Deepens Integration with MFA Vendor

Bitglass, the Next-Gen Cloud Security Company, has announced a deepened integration with Duo Security, now part of Cisco, a multi-factor authentication (MFA) and Zero Trust solution provider, the company said.

Together, Bitglass and Duo balance enterprise-grade access control and data protection with the flexibility and seamless user experience needed to support a global, remote, and multi-device workforce.

Telecommuting, accessing corporate data from personal devices, and cloud-first ecosystems have quickly become the norm during the global pandemic, and a recent study shows most businesses (84%) intend to continue supporting these work policies long after stay-at-home orders are lifted.

Additionally, 54% of respondents from the study confirmed that the pandemic accelerated the migration of user workflows to cloud-based applications, while 65% claimed that it led to the enabling of bring your own device (BYOD). As such, it is crucial organizations adjust their security strategies as employees can download, upload, and share data from personal devices or public networks, meaning data is traveling beyond the corporate firewall.

Bitglass´ Next-Gen Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) provides end-to-end security and comprehensive visibility over corporate data, limits sharing, prevents data leakage across all apps, and ensures that data is always secure. The integration with Duo enables customers to implement a zero trust framework that provides access control and data protection while also providing a better, more secure user experience, no matter where employees are located or how they are accessing data.

Bitglass´s integration with Duo Security guards company data through verification options such as single sign-on (SSO), which authenticates users across all of an enterprise´s cloud applications, and real-time user behavior monitoring to validate that users are legitimate. If activity is suspicious, users must then enter credentials through MFA.

Bitglass, the Next-Gen Cloud Security company, is based in Silicon Valley with offices worldwide. The company´s cloud security solutions deliver zero-day, agentless, data and threat protection for any app, any device, anywhere. Bitglass is backed by Tier 1 investors and was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution.