Passwords are not enough to secure mainframe authentication

More than 50 years old, password technology is proven to be susceptible to theft via a wide range of hacking techniques and is a serious business risk. The majority of users signing on to an IBM Z system perform tasks critical to the success of their business, such as accessing personally identifiable information, managing money, working with intellectual property, and sharing information with business partners. Unwanted access to user accounts can result in lost revenue, shattered customer confidence and costly compliance penalties. Businesses and organizations that depend on the mainframe should consider IBM Z Multi-Factor Authentication.

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

  • Extensions for RACF with auditing and provisioning
  • Centralized RACF database support
  • RADIUS support: RSA, Gemalto and generic
  • IBM ISAM integration (new in IBM Z MFA V2)
  • IBM CIV integration
  • Native Yubico support (new in IBM Z MFA V2)
  • IBM TouchToken and generic TOTP
  • Certificate-based authentication, PIV, CAC card support
  • Compound authentication
  • Fault tolerance and application exemption