Protect Against Account Takeover

Secure customer accounts by preventing account takeover, identity theft and other cyber crimes

An account takeover (ATO) is an identity attack where the hacker gains unauthorised access to your users’ accounts and steals money, credentials, or information. Did you know that 80% of targeted takeovers can be traced to weak or stolen passwords? That’s why Okta uses smart adaptive policies and strong authentication to prevent identity theft and cybercrime against your business and valuable consumer accounts.

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What types of cyber crime does Okta’s account takeover solution prevent?

We know attackers leverage a number of different attack vectors, so we built protections against the most common attack types.

Block automated threats

Leverage the power of Okta’s automated threat-detection capability as the final barrier to identify and act on known automated bad actors.

  • Okta ThreatInsight leverages the power of the Okta network to identify and block known bad IP addresses using a simple checkbox
  • Okta ThreatInsight uses a machine-learning-driven approach to accurately Identify and block malicious IP behaviour 
  • The solution works pre-authentication to ensure your service is not impacted
  • Setup clear-lists to remediate IP addresses that are no longer malicious 
  • Can work in conjunction with enterprise bot detection solutions to offer unmatched protection in layers

Learn more about Okta ThreatInsight

Stop credential stuffing and phishing attacks

Leverage Okta’s risk signals to detect and manage credential-stuffing attacks. Okta allows you to strengthen primary authentication and risk-based authentication to stop attackers.

  • Strong password policies prevent the risk of easy-to-guess passwords
  • Common password detection allows you to prevent the reuse of common passwords 
  • Okta’s risk signals across network, location, device, and travel help you identify deviations from normal user login patterns
  • Okta’s phishing-proof authentication and passwordless options help reduce the likelihood of phishing or credential-stuffing attacks
  • Secure credential and account recovery mechanisms with strong assurance

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We provide a secure front door to customer authentication using standards like SAML and OpenID/OIDC. Properly implementing authentication increases security by:

  • Reducing risks associated with broken authentication
  • Enforcing strong password requirements
  • Detecting and blocking commonly used passwords
  • Adding MFA for social authentication providers
  • Securing password reset and recovery flows from attackers
  • Embedding modern security for applications hosted on-premises
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Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication push notification

Our MFA leverages a wide range of factors to enforce strong primary and step-up authentication to assure your customers’ online safety. This additional layer of security stops attackers by:

  • Deploying MFA at login as well as downstream in the application
  • Managing the entire MFA lifecycle across enrollment, authentication, and recovery 
  • Eliminating passwords in the authentication journey 
  • Providing an administrative console for effective security management and quick response 

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