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See the product details for IBM Z Multi-Factor Authentication - Updated for V2.0

Protected at Every Layer? Take a Deeper Dive into IBM Z MFA.

The mainframe connects the core of your business to all facets of digital transformation and touches people far outside the platform, so you'll need an authentication strategy that accommodates users of all functions and privilege.

Enhance logon security

Require multiple authentication factors to protect accounts and reduce risk for critical applications and data—even if one of the factors is discovered.

Ease regulatory compliance

Address regulatory and industry requirements for strong user authentication and audit support, including PCI-DSS, NIST, GDPR, PSD2 and emerging mandates such as CCPA in California and LGPD in Brazil.

Centralize and simplify management

Centralize factor information in RACF to simplify control, accelerate factor deployment and improve administrative efficiency.

IBM Z Multi-Factor Authentication features

  • Expanded across z/VM operating systems (new in 2.1)
  • Supports production of secure credentials within and beyond the boundary of a Sysplex cluster where the credential was generated (new in 2.1)
  • Extensions for RACF with auditing and provisioning
  • Centralized RACF database support
  • RADIUS support: RSA, Gemalto and generic
  • IBM ISAM integration
  • IBM CIV integration
  • Native Yubico support
  • IBM TouchToken and generic TOTP
  • Certificate-based authentication, PIV, CAC card support
  • Compound authentication
  • Fault tolerance and application exemption