With Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, Fredrikson & Byron can ensure highly secure access to client data, help attorneys stay productive on the road, and provide high availability and scalability.
Helps Attorneys Easily Access Critical Documents and Stay Productive
The easy-to-use Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication solution helps attorneys stay productive on the road, which is important because the firm bills its clients by the hour. “Users only have to log in, get a phone call, and hit the pound key, and they’re securely into our systems,” says Morrison. “It is very easy and reliable for them.”
And if users lose or break their phone, they can simply replace it at a local retailer. In the meantime, employees can use an alternate phone to authenticate. “One of our goals with technology solutions at Fredrikson and Byron is to not prohibit our employees’ productivity, and this solution does not do that at all,” says Morrison. “It’s simple to use, so attorneys can concentrate on their work instead of trying to log in to the system.”
Gives Clients Even More Confidence That Their DataIs Well Protected
Because Fredrikson & Byron now has a second layer of authentication for attorneys accessing legal files remotely, the firm can give its clients even more confidence that their data is highly secure.
“Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication definitely helps us reduce risk by giving us stronger authentication controls,” says Morrison. “That enhances our security posture and helps give our clients peace of mind.”
Offers High Availability and Scalability
High availability, redundancy, and scalability are supported by the solution’s hybrid service. Using the on-premises version, dual synchronized Azure Multi-Factor Authentication servers run on the firm’s existing hardware, and the solution’s cloud service can be used to instantly scale the number of users when needed.
“Our CIO gave us specific criteria for deploying a new solution, and one of those was high availability,” says Morrison. “We have the Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server installed on four machines at our headquarters and another at our disaster recovery site, so it’s highly available and fully redundant.”