Two-factor Authentication is one of the best ways to secure your accounts effectively and there is an app the effectively do that.
Having one password makes your accounts easily accessible by you. Single Sign On (SSO) Technologies are easy to use however, they pose a security huge challenge. They provide hackers with resources and make it easier for them to break into your account. This is what Duo Security is here for.
Duo security app offers a variety of methods for adding two-factor authentication and flexible security policies to Google Apps SSO logins, complete with inline self-service enrolment and authentication prompt. Duo’s service is free for personal use (up to 10 users); additional options are available for business and enterprise users. 
Duo’s two-factor authentication system can be integrated with websites, VPNs and cloud services. The service can be set to work together with smartphones, personal computers, land lines and security tokens. That is, Duo Mobile works with Duo Security‘s two-factor authentication service to make logins more secure. The application generates passcodes for login and can receive push notifications for easy, one-tap authentication. Additionally, you can use Duo Mobile app to manage two-factor authentication for other application and web services that make use of passcodes.


1. Easy, One-Tap Authentication

Users can quickly approve an auth request by pressing a single button, using our push notification method, Duo Push. Or, report fraud to admins by tapping the red button.

2. Works Across Every Device

Even your new smartwatch. Use your Apple Watch to receive login requests on your wrist, and authenticate on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.

3. Double Up On Security

Duo Mobile for iOS also supports Touch ID, an additional layer of security to verify your users’ identities.

4. Generate Codes for Any Two-Factor Service

The application also generates passcodes for login.
Here’s an example of how Duo’s two-factor authentication works: A website user logs into his account and accepts the option to sign up for the service. When he visits the site next he enters his username and password as usual. Duo sends a message to the smartphone or other device associated with that account; the response verifies the user’s identity.

Duo two-factor authentication methods:

  • One-tap authentication using Duo’s mobile app.
  • One-time passcodes (OTP) generated by Duo’s mobile app.
  • One-time passcodes delivered to any SMS-enabled phone.
  • Phone callback to any phone.
  • One-time passcodes generated by an OAuth-compliant hardware token.

Duo was founded in 2009  by Dug Song and Jon Oberheide, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Companies that have deployed Duo’s two-factor authentication systems include Facebook, Etsy, Yelp, Panasonic and Toyota.
Duo Security, Inc have developed Duo Mobile that inplements the Duo two-factor authentication. It is available on Android and iOS. Kindly find the links below:
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