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2FA for 2 Steps Synthetic Testing

Monitoring critical user journeys across applications using 2 Factor Authentication

2FA is a proven, simple and highly effective method to deliver an additional layer of security to an organization’s IT systems, however, challenging to monitor.

2 Steps is uniquely positioned to deliver an effective, all-encompassing monitoring solution for applications and user journeys that encompass 2FA.

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“Security is better when it’s built in, not bolted on”

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Why does a Selenium approach struggle with 2FA?

When automating a web browser using a Selenium based approach, a developer/scripter is required to write the script to automate the browser.

The core problem with the approach is that rather than automating the browser by interacting with it in a visual sense (what is presented on the screen), Selenium cheats by interacting with the browser “in the background” by manipulating the HTML, Javascript and CSS directly.

This weakness becomes more pronounced as soon as the user journey that is being automated leaves the browser in any way.

2 Factor Authentication (2FA) applications make this even worse. Rather than interacting with a well-known service on a local network such as IMAP, the developer is forced to interact with rare and hard to maintain software such as a library for Google Authentication or SMS.

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2 Steps & monitoring applications that use 2 Factor Authentication

2 Steps provides a simple approach allowing users to automate a 2 Factor Authentication process.

Due to 2 Steps’ unique automation framework it has the ability to work with a number of 2FA frameworks including SMS and authentication apps such as Google Authenticator.

Today, more and more applications require 2FA for login and customer transactions, which up until now has created challenges for IT Service Delivery teams needing visibility of application performance.

Now you can implement synthetic monitoring across your business critical applications that leverage 2FA with 2 Steps.

Find out how by contacting us today.

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