The 6.5 release brings highly anticipated functionality to HYPR, among other smart updates to improve insight and the overall performance of our platform. We focused on making desktop security even more convenient by introducing a new feature: Remote Lock.
Empowering a Remote Workforce
Security managers and IT admins have been working tirelessly to get their organization connected from home. According to Owl Lab’s 2020 State of Remote Work report, “70% of full time workers in the United States are working from home during COVID-19.” That’s a large population that now connects and works from outside a traditional network, physical access controls, and access policies.
So, what can we do to better protect your workforce outside of your office environment? The first step is further securing our desktops. These are the very front doors to an organization and its resources. A simple way HYPR helps you achieve this is by making desktop security easily accessible.
Remote Lock: Workstation Security in the Palm of Your Hands
Introducing Remote Lock by HYPR. This new feature enhances True Passwordless™ Desktop MFA by making it faster and easier to lock your computer from anywhere using your smartphone. Remote Lock gives people control of their desktop security, which ultimately helps your organization bolster your security posture.
Let’s break it down. While there’s no mistaking the need to unlock our computers, people often do forget to lock their computer. This is especially the case when they’re stepping away for a phone call, cup of coffee, or a bio-break — whether they’re working from home or in the office.
Locking the computer is a hard habit to adopt because traditionally the experience isn’t user-friendly. It is historically tied to the physical machine. When you’re in a hurry, you don’t want the hassle of running back to your workstation to lock it — or worse, when you leave it open at a coffee shop. Many enterprises enforce a 10-15 minute auto-lock, however we’ve found that it’s not guaranteed to lock, and it still gives malicious actors a window of opportunity.
We’re making things simpler. Empowering employees with the option to lock remotely gives them peace of mind and control. Your smartphone is your credential — your key, and it’s kept safely with you. With our feature and your smartphone, the opportunity to be more vigilant is realized.
What does this mean for your business?
With the HYPR Cloud Platform 6.5 we continue to help you enable security with great usability for your workforce. We aim to better protect your workforce inside and outside of your office environment by making desktop security easily accessible with new features such as Remote Lock.
Additionally, we are building on our logging and SIEM tools integration and developing an Analytics API to help administrators track usage metrics — starting with the number of active HYPR users. The API is designed to provide visibility to administrators and champions who are rolling out HYPR across their user base. Our goal is to enable our customers with the necessary tools to achieve a successful rollout and True Passwordless MFA initiative.