MFA is in the air!
I attended the Gartner IAM Summit in Vegas this week. Great conference, lots of smart and inspiring people. Multi-Factor Authentication (aka MFA or 2FA or 2-factor…) was a frequent topic of discussion, both in the analysts sessions, who did brilliant projections of the market trends – future, present, and past – and in the Access Manager vendors’ booths.
MFA is in the air! It’s hard these days to find any Access Manager that doesn’t come with some MFA features. 2 years ago, it was difficult to find any Access Manager with MFA. Why such a dramatic change? Is packaging MFA with IAM the ultimate approach, as opposed to a best-of-breed one? What are the pros and cons for both approaches from an architecture and a procurement strategy perspective?