PortSys offers protection against phishing attacks with Total Access Control

TAC’s many factors of authentication prevent phishing attacks, provide frictionless access for end users

MARLBOROUGH, MA – May 2, 2017PortSys®, a global innovator in information security and access control for the enterprise, today announced that it helps protect organizations against phishing attacks with Total Access Control™ (TAC).

TAC’s security protections are frictionless for users accessing their enterprise resources. The proxy-based solution’s gateway sits in front of an organization’s application servers, whether local or cloud. The TAC gateway applies predefined security policies that seamlessly combine many factors of authentication beyond usernames and passwords to determine whether to grant access to the requested applications.

According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report released last week, 7.3 percent of end users fell for phishing attacks, and 15 percent of those users later fell for yet another phishing attack. The report also found that 81 percent of breaches use those stolen credentials to attack enterprise resources, yet a vast majority of organizations still allow access with just a username and password.

Most organizations still focus on fighting phishing attacks by educating users about what not to click on – an important first step in mitigating the all-too-human errors that can lead to significant breaches. However, as attacks become increasingly more sophisticated, organizations using TAC significantly reduce the end users’ security burden by seamlessly incorporating many transparent factors for authentication that more thoroughly protect enterprise resources than traditional user credentials.

“Identity in the form of user names and passwords alone is not security,” said Michael Oldham, CEO of PortSys. “Phishing makes it too easy for bad actors to steal those credentials. TAC takes the onus off the end user while greatly improving security. It enables organizations to set much more robust security policies and to more comprehensively prevent phishing attacks.”

TAC makes security simpler, stronger and more unified, offering customers an all-inclusive approach to secure access to valuable resources wherever they may reside, local or cloud. It brings together multiple security and access technologies – including VPN, SSL/VPN, SSO, Portal, Multifactor Authentication, MDM, Application Firewall, Cloud Access Control and more – into a single, scalable solution that manages access across the enterprise.

ABOUT PORTSYS, INC.                                        

PortSys, Inc., a privately funded company, is a global innovator in information security and access control. Some of the world’s largest organizations rely on PortSys’ scalable Total Access Control solution to significantly strengthen, simplify and unify IT security across the enterprise, making the lives of administrators and end users easier. PortSys serves customers from its U.S. headquarters in Marlborough, MA, offices in the UK, and distributors throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For more information, visit www.portsys.com.

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