Flexibility and security
One of the goals of flexible authentication is to let users use the authentication mechanism of their choice, provided that it is acceptable from a security perspective. It is no less important to be able to introduce, for new use cases, strong authentication mechanisms that are manageable in terms of costs and logistics. Ideally, it should be possible to integrate all authentication factors that are used into the authentication process – whether old or new devices or factors are being introduced – and to subject them to the same checking. Not only does such central management benefit administrators; it also effectively boosts the overall level of security in the business.