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ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus Adds MFA for OWA to Enhance Mailbox Security

Thwarts Malicious Attempts to Access Exchange Mailboxes and the Admin Center

  • Supports over 17 advanced authentication methods
  • Offers risk-based MFA, which considers the user’s location, device, and more
  • Download a 30-day, free trial of ADSelfService Plus 

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, announced that ADSelfService Plus, its integrated Active Directory self-service password management and single sign-on solution, now offers multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Outlook on the Web (OWA) and Exchange admin center (EAC) logins to add an extra layer of security to Exchange environments.

“Going beyond passwords has become necessary for organizations of any size given  cyberattack landscape. Users rarely take their passwords seriously and, as a result, even simple brute-force attacks are highly successful”

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Passwords are the most common method of authentication and therefore the most popular target for threat actors. The Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2020 reveals that email-based cyberattacks are increasing in complexity. The report also states that there has been an increase in the number of phishing attacks because cybercriminals have evolved ways to improve the efficiency and success rate of these attacks. Implementing MFA is a tried-and-tested solution to safeguard accounts from credential phishing and spoofing as it employs authentication factors that cannot be stolen by hackers.

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“Going beyond passwords has become necessary for organizations of any size given cyberattack landscape. Users rarely take their passwords seriously and, as a result, even simple brute-force attacks are highly successful,” said Parthiban Paramasivam, director of product management, ADSelfService Plus. “With ADSelfService Plus, organizations can protect the most common and frequently accessed IT resource—mailboxes—from most account-based attacks.”

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Implementing MFA with ADSelfService Plus

ADSelfService Plus’ MFA features can be tailored to meet different requirements of an organization. With ADSelfService Plus, IT admins can:

  • Mandate a different level of login security depending on the user’s privileges, device, location, time of access and other factors.
  • Choose from over 17 authentication factors, including biometrics, YubiKey, Google Authenticator and push notification.
  • Allow users to choose from a set of authentication factors.
  • Track identity verification failures with comprehensive audit reports.

Apart from OWA and EAC, ADSelfService Plus also supports MFA for Windows, macOS and Linux machines; VPNs; and cloud applications. This ensures that users have a unified login experience wherever MFA is implemented.

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