Axiad Webinar Analyzes the Applications and Benefits of Certificate-Based Authentication as Part of a Modern Authentication and Cybersecurity Program

January 17, 2023

Forrester Research Analyst Geoff Cairns and Axiad Co-CEO Bassam Al-Khalidi Outline How Organizations Can Dramatically Improve Upon Built-In Authentication Capabilities of Existing IAM Ecosystems

Santa Clara, CA, January 17, 2023 — Axiad, a leading provider of organization-wide passwordless orchestration, has announced that Geoff Cairns, Principal Analyst with Forrester Research, will join Axiad Co-CEO Bassam Al-Khalidi for a January 26 webinar to discuss how certificate-based authentication (CBA) can fortify organizations’ existing identity security investments – delivering phishing-resistant MFA on top of existing Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution functionality to help improve their overall cybersecurity posture without introducing additional user friction.

What: “Augmenting Identity Security with CBA—Even with an Existing IAM System in Place”

When:   9 am PT/12 pm ET, Thursday, January 26, 2023


Certificate-based authentication (CBA) is fast becoming the preferred approach for authentication with organizations that are looking for a more-secure, phishing-resistant form of multi-factor authentication (MFA). This approach not only addresses recent White House mandates to strengthen overall cybersecurity practices, but it also delivers operational benefits that are critical for organizations that need to manage the bottom line and avoid business disruption. Equally important, CBA can extend the built-in functionality of an existing identity and access management (IAM) system(s) to provide passwordless, phishing-resistant MFA for every user in a holistic, systematic fashion.

Cairns and Al-Khalidi will discuss:

  • What CBA is, and who can benefit most from it
  • How emerging identity security trends underscore the CBA use case
  • How CBA can supplement existing IAM investments
  • Differences between CBA and FIDO, and under what circumstances each should be used
  • Best practices for deploying CBA in an organization

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About Axiad

Axiad delivers organization-wide passwordless orchestration to secure people, machines, and interactions for enterprise and public sector organizations that must optimize their cybersecurity posture while navigating underlying IT complexity. The company’s flagship product, Axiad Cloud, is a comprehensive, secure and integrated authentication platform that allows customers to move to a passwordless future without the friction and risk of fragmented solutions. Axiad supports the widest range of credentials in the industry including FIDO, mobile MFA, Windows Hello for Business, YubiKeys, smart cards, TPM and biometrics, and is trusted by public sector organizations and Fortune 500 companies across aerospace & defense, financial services, insurance, healthcare, oil & energy and more.

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