Just as with any military base front-gate guard shack or agency office-lobby security desk, strong security requires users to authenticate they are who they say they are. The same requirements exist for users attempting to access public sector digital resources. They need to provide basic ID, as well as a bit of information that only they would know or have access to, such as a multifactor authentication (MFA) device, like a cell phone with an authentication app or a PIV card. Quest solutions enable federal agencies to properly authenticate users to support a Zero Trust and/or least-privilege model.
Authentication is a critical component of any zero trust implementation which in part helps to protect systems and data from unauthorized access. It serves as a key process in verifying the identity of every user or device. Incorporating a Quest solution to provide or enhance authentication provides several benefits for government agencies from increased security, reduced risk of cyber breaches, improved compliance, and improvements to the customer experience. We make it easier for the right users to access the right resources at the right time. With Quest your organization can extend the compliance and security capabilities of Active Directory authentication across your entire agency.