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Passwordless MFA

Passwords, one-time codes, push notification, and magic links add friction and are phishable. Our solution radically improves security while decreasing friction.

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"In addition to providing a passwordless experience for our users and improving upon their user experience, Beyond Identity also provided a lot of security for us as well.”

— Marcos Christodonte II
Global Chief Information Security, Unqork

The issues with traditional MFA

Passwords are easily compromised, putting company data and resources at risk
Phishable second factors are ineffective at improving security and add user friction
Regulations for phishing-resistant MFA are increasingly strict and widespread
Decreased productivity from MFA friction and help desk calls

Integrates easily with existing tech stack

Beyond Identity supports all major SSOs and open standards for rapid deployment, ingests risk signals from endpoint security tools to allow robust policy configuration, and integrates with SIEMs to simplify audit and compliance reporting.

Beyond Identity's unique benefits


Eliminate reliance on passwords

By replacing passwords with Universal Passkeys where the private key never leaves the secure enclave, companies can enable secure passwordless authentication that is phishing-resistant, multi-factor, and consistent across devices, browsers, and platforms.

With no passwords, one-time codes, push notifications, and second devices, companies can accelerate onboarding, increase productivity, and drive conversions


All authentications are strong MFA by default

MFA is only as strong as its weakest factor and phishable factors are easily hacked. Beyond Identity only uses phishing-resistant factors to ensure high assurance in user identity and device security for every authentication:

  • Local biometrics or PIN
  • Device-bound passkeys
  • Device security posture checks
reduces help desk calls

Reduce help desk calls from password resets

Users no longer have to meet complex password requirements, change them every 60 days, or contact the help desk to resolve password lockouts and reset issues.

Removing password frustrations improves productivity for the entire workforce—IT teams, non-IT employees, contractors, and partners.

Read how Runbuggy reduced help desk calls


Improve workforce productivity and accelerate customer onboarding

Enable productivity for your workforce while ensuring that only the right people using trusted devices are able to access company resources.

With no second device for one-time codes, push notifications, or magic links, users can quickly access the applications they need without jumping through authentication hoops.

Simplify registration for your external-facing applications by eliminating all end-user friction to increase conversions.


Simple to implement and manage

Beyond Identity deploys within minutes with support for integrations with all major SSOs and open standards such as SAML, SCIM, OIDC, OAuth 2.0. There is no extensive IT lift involved or the high cost of distributing hardware security keys.

Users are empowered to manage their own trusted devices and secure credentials within company specified policies for allowable devices to reduce IT effort.

For customer-facing applications, Beyond Identity also offers SDKs that abstract all the complexities of passkey implementation for mobile and web applications to minimize development effort.

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Future-proof authentication for zero trust environments

First-generation MFA is fundamentally incompatible with zero trust architecture given the reliance on passwords and phishable factors.

In order to meet the “never trust, always verify” primitive of a zero trust approach, authentication must:

  • Immutably verify user identity
  • Immutably verify the integrity of devices requesting access
  • Enable risk-based access policy based on real-time user and device risk
  • Continuously enforce access policies to prevent unauthorized access at time of authentication and during authenticated sessions
  • Integrate with and enrich other tools in an enterprise security stack including SIEMs, MDMs, EDRs, XDRs, and ZTNA tools

Learn more about passwordless MFA

Beyond Identity’s Universal Passkey Architecture Explained

Beyond Identity’s Universal Passkey Architecture Explained

The Future is Passwordless. If You Do It Right.

The Future is Passwordless. If You Do It Right.


How to get started

Integrating Beyond Identity is designed to be simple for IT and security administrators. Companies can choose to implement Beyond Identity to any portion of users, even retain existing passwords to ease the transition.

Less than one day:

  1. Integrate with your SSO. We have integrations with all major SSOs and support OIDC and SAML. 
  2. Sync your directories using SCIM or API connectors.
  3. Configure your SSO to delegate authentication to Beyond Identity. 

Over the next two to four weeks:

  1. Refine fine-grained risk-based access policies to align with your security and compliance requirements.
  2. Test with a small group

Complete roll out in a timeframe that makes sense for your users

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Experience the strongest authentication on the planet for yourself.

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"Beyond Identity has exceeded my expectations. Our deployment time frame was aggressive, but we had great support from the engineering and product teams from Beyond Identity who made it happen. It’s also seamless for my customers, and we are getting all positive feedback.”

— Sasha Jovicic
CTO, RunBuggy

Frequently Asked Questions

MFA requires more than one factor to authenticate a user. First generation MFA typically uses a password and layers on a one-time password, push notification, or magic link. This leaves the password in place, which is the biggest cause of fraud and breaches. The additional factors are also insecure as they are phishable and easily bypassed at scale.

Passwordless authentication refers to any authentication method that does not involve a password. It is not necessarily multi-factor. For example, if a service authenticates with only a magic link sent to the user's associated email, that magic link is the only factor used.

Beyond Identity's passwordless authentication is multi-factor and only uses phishing-resistant factors. We can completely replace passwords with asymmetric key pairs and local device biometrics to authenticate users strongly. It is also an improved user experience since there's no typing, copying codes, clicking links, or second devices involved.

While there are a variety of passwordless authentication methods, they are not created equal in terms of usability or security. For Beyond Identity, instead of a password users are authenticated with a public-private key pair (Universal Passkey) and their local device biometric or PIN.

For workforce authentication, organizations delegate authentication to Beyond Identity from their SSO to enable passwordless authentication. For customer authentication, organizations can integrate with Beyond Identity SDKs and APIs to deliver passwordless authentication natively within their web and mobile applications.

See the passwordless login experience.

Beyond Identity is FIDO certified and compliant with NIST 800-63 AAL3 when deployed as a component within a AAL3 compliant ecosystem.

Beyond Identity's Universal Passkeys are device-bound credentials that provides security beyond a character requirement for password complexity and isn’t a “commonly used, expected, or compromised” value. No hints, security questions, nor password resets are needed as the credential is tied to the device and user, and logging in is as simple as a click.

Additionally, Beyond Identity's continuous risk-based authentication enables MFA that is compliant with zero trust initiatives to deliver the highest assurance of user identity and device security.

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