Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India’s defense R&D agency has deployed Innefu’s AuthShield Two Factor Authentication (2FA) solution to protect access to its mission-critical SAP ERP systems from rising data breaches and hack attacks. DRDO chose to implement Innefu AuthShield (2FA) solution to dynamically re-validate credentials & authenticity of users, whenever they logged into the organization’s Enterprise Resource Planning.
Innefu Authshield 2FA solution uses dual mode of identification where along with user id and password, verification is done through a randomly created one time password (OTP) or a challenge response mechanism using PUSH notification protocol.
The OTP is auto-generated, provided to the user through multiple form factors like Hard Token, Mobile Push, Mobile Token, Soft Token, SMS Token and Voice Token. An organization can simply mix and match and select exact form diverse users.
“The SAP application used by DRDO provided no access to the source code,” says Abhishek Sharma, Co-Founder, Innefu Labs, “The client had reached out to a number of leading authentication solution providers to integrate multi-factor authentication but failed to get a quick, cost effective and reliable solution as there was no inbuilt provision to integrate 2FA within SAP ERP”.
In addition to this, the Innefu AuthShield 2FA brings many advantages since its implementation including reduced TCO, no extra devices to protect VPN, seamless integration with user needs, unbreakable architecture preventing 99.9% identity theft and inter-operability where the same 2FA system can be used by DRDO to secure access to numerous other applications deployed at DRDO, the press release states.
He further added, “Most multi-factor authentication solutions available in the market today are dependent on end point applications for integration, While VPN and Firewall vendors have made provisions for 2FA, most other application vendors have not made any such provision in their programs thereby providing a backdoor to hackers to get in.”