AuthID announced the integration of its Verified CloudConnect solution with Okta’s Workforce Identity Cloud.

The company’s Human Factor Authentication (HFA) feature can now help both Okta workforce and customer identity clients to eliminate passwords, prevent unauthorized access, as well as avoid business disruption caused by phishing attacks and compromised credentials.

AuthID explains that cybercriminals “continue to prey on passwords, legacy MFA (multi-factor authentication) and human error”. Such weaknesses account for more than 80 percent of cybersecurity breaches, according to the company.

To combat these threats, AuthID’s HFA delivers phishing-resistant MFA as well as FIDO2 passwordless authentication combined with biometric certainty “to authenticate through any device”.

According to AuthID, Verified CloudConnect works with Okta’s Workforce and Customer Identity and Access Management (IAM) platforms to secure desktop and mobile devices with cryptographic FIDO2 passkeys while “seamlessly” enrolling and securing workforce users and customers with a simple selfie captured in any browser.

Zero trust

Verified CloudConnect for Okta uses OpenID Connect protocols as well as an API-first approach to support HFA across all enterprise cloud, SaaS and even legacy systems, the company says.

“Enabling streamlined access to the ecosystem of Identity Access Management (IAM), Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) providers, Verified helps organizations secure their enterprise and consumer applications and build a zero trust security model”, according to AuthID.

Tom Thimot, CEO of AuthID, explained the benefits for the companies. “By collaborating with Okta, our solutions become available to a larger group of organizations and foster a more secure digital ecosystem for all.”

Arnab Bose, Chief Product Officer for Workforce Identity Cloud at Okta, stressed the benefits for customers. “By integrating across customer and workforce identity, AuthID and Okta provide our mutual customers strong passwordless authentication that defends against cyberattacks and is easy to deploy.”

“We have built a strong relationship with AuthID and look forward to accelerating our mutual customers’ journeys to zero trust.”