Admit it, security has always been a pain in the neck for every website user on the Internet, including WordPress users.
Since there are always two sides to every problem, the more advanced the technology gets, the more troubles we have to face. In other words, along with the many useful applications and tools created to assist Internet users, multiple types of threats also await to harm our accounts. To name some common attacks happening to websites and its users, we have web application attacks, malware, phishing attacks, DoS/DDoS attacks among others. All types of attacks are detrimental to user accounts.
What is worse, the number is just getting bigger and bigger every day. In fact, according to statistics from hackmageddon.com, the year 2016 witnessed 1061 attacks, an increase of nearly 50 cases compared to 2015. Notably, account hijacking was the most popular type of known attacks, with 15.1%. What do we learn from this?
Yes, the answer would be: We have to be more careful! But how? Hackers have so many evil plots in their evil mind that we do not know about, then how can we protect our precious accounts from them? Two words to say, one action to take: enhance security! The only way to protect your beloved accounts is to make them so invincible that no type of hacking could bother it! I know I know, this leads to another “How?” question! But do not worry, because that is exactly why I am here with you on this thread!
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you one of the most innovative and breath-taking creation I have ever encountered throughout my WordPress career: the UNLOQ Passwordless Authentication!
What and why UNLOQ? Keep scrolling the mouse and find out yourself!
What is UNLOQ Passwordless Authentication?
Searching for a way to protect your WordPress user accounts from phishing, password-reuse, key-logging and similar attacks? Multi-factor authentication is what you should consider. Aiming at providing a shield for your user accounts, UNLOQ WordPress plugin lets you increase security through a three-mechanism system:
- Push notification
- Time-based one-time password
Among the three mechanisms, the first one is highly recommended by the creators. Meanwhile, the second one is an excellent optional backup plan, and the third one is also optional. Three mechanisms for a plugin is quite impressive huh? But only these three items alone cannot yet convey how great UNLOQ is!
Upon exploring UNLOQ, I was excited to find out that it can be used even without a connection. All you need is to click the menu button on the bottom right corner of the widget, where the other login option should appear. From there, basing on your settings, you should see either time-based one-time password or email login. Another great thing about that? Well, it enables you to turn off your device any moment should it be stolen, so that you can protect your data.
Moreover, you can totally customize the authentication all you want! Try changing the appearance of notification messages, customizing login widget and email templates, or even something like generating your own custom branded multi-factor mobile application! Then, you can upload it to the App Store or Google Play under your own organization name!
To talk about UNLOQ would be an endless speech. Therefore, I have tried to choose most worth sharing features, in my opinion, to introduce to you below. Check it out!
1. Ultimate Security
I know I have mentioned this so-called feature above, although it is not exactly a feature. But, you see, what is important must be repeated!
First thing first, UNLOQ protects you against more threats than any other solutions can, not to mention it also has a better coverage. Brute force, server breach, bucket brigade, keylogging? Don’t worry, they have a shield for each of those! Secondly, it is scalable and secure! Designed and launched with security placed on the top priority list, it will not fail to protect your precious accounts and applications, even if your phone or PC goes missing. In addition, UNLOQ uses the most secure laaS provider which can scale to fit your business.
As a plugin for passwordless security, UNLOQ is something I believe nowhere can a better solution than it to be found! Trust me not? If that is the case, keep scrolling more convincing evidence!
2. The Three Easy Ways to Authenticate
Now we have come to the true Features part, then the greatest thing should be mentioned first: Using UNLOQ means your users need not remember passwords! Since many people lack a good memory, sometimes it is hard for them when it comes to passwords. In this light, UNLOQ deserves a medal!
This leads to the birth of an outstanding mechanism: push notifications. As the default mechanism, it uses out of band communication to let users know when there are authentication requests. The request is then easily approved or denied on their phone after they authenticate with the application. It saves so much time and effort compared to the original password authentication. In case there is no Internet on your phone, or even when your phone is not with you, TOTP and email login can be utilized as alternative methods.
3. Real Time Analytics
Since WordPress websites live on the satisfaction of users, owners should never stop improving the service so as to meet users’ endless requirements.
With that in mind, UNLOQ offers real-time analytics, which gives you all the data you need for the sake of serving your users. With this data, you will know precisely where they try to log in when they do that, what authentication methods they favor, together with the devices they use. Having these kinds of information does not only help you better understand your users but also makes it easier for you to track activities that need help or need supervising!
4. Fantastic Firewall
UNLOQ also allows you to restrict access to your application to specific countries, cities and even each IP address through the use of City Wall and IP Restriction. Imagine how convenient this is, considering that your users may come from various places on the globe and need specific cares.
Besides, you can set several limitations and timers in order to protect your app from popular attacks on the Internet.
5. Integration is a Piece of Cake
Integrating with UNLOQ is not only easy but also flexible. It offers several ways to integrate, from which you can choose whatever that suits you best. Whether you want to make it fast and easy, or you want to gain more control over your users’ activities, UNLOQ satisfies them all.
What they have in order to give you the best implementation time include:
- Simple API and code examples
- Customizable login widget
- Non-stop growing list of plugins
6. Authorize Anything
As a website owner, don’t you love getting everything under control? If you don’t, well, I advise that you should!
Controlling and authorizing is an essential part of being a website owner. Understanding this idea, UNLOQ enables you to define unlimited actions and associated parameters before calling them through the API. After being called, they will somehow activate a push notification that is sent to users’ phone for approval or denial. Then, UNLOQ passes user’s’ response to the website owner who will base on that to come up with suitable actions.
Furthermore, what I highly appreciate about UNLOQ is that it lets us use transaction authorization to protect sensitive actions, i.e. financial transaction, document sharing or workflow approval.
What is Really Special about UNLOQ?
- Not Just WordPress:
To clear it up in case you might think otherwise. UNLOQ is NOT just a WordPress plugin! It can indeed be integrated into various platforms or systems to suit everyone’s needs. For more information on what platforms and how it can be integrated with those platforms, please visit its Documentation!
- Generating Custom Branded MFA Mobile Apps? Leave it to UNLOQ!
Custom Mobile Apps
In our modern world, mobile phones are nearly an irremovable part. Since its role in businesses as well as in one’s life is getting more and more important. Having a security application for your mobile is strongly suggested, especially a Multi-factor Authentication app! Not only will it help protect your users, it will also gain a mobile presence for your company!
So, why choose UNLOQ? Because apparently, at the very moment, it is the only one solution that can generate custom branded MFA mobile apps!
- Clef Closing? Let UNLOQ handle it!
For those using Clef, I am terribly sorry for the bad news of Clef closing with the final shutdown date decided to be on June 6th, 2017.
Understanding how hard it is for you, and how you do not want to move to something more expensive, UNLOQ is willing to offer you a hand. As UNLOQ is free up to 100 user accounts, there is nothing to worry about the prices. What is more, you are welcome to keep your authentication habits with UNLOQ! On knowing about this, it actually popped up in my mind: “How thoughtful!”.
You see, not many businesses nowadays are as thoughtful to put interests of customers above all like UNLOQ! So why don’t give it a chance?
Documentation and Support
Launched with the aim that everyone can install, configure and use it right away, UNLOQ was prepared with great care for every detail.
The team at UNLOQ carefully set up a documentation that meticulously describes how UNLOQ works as well as the steps you would follow in order to integrate UNLOQ with your application. Besides, it will also instruct you on how to generate custom mobile apps for distributing and reselling to your users.
Got any questions? The Documentation Page and the Contact Us Page are ready for help!
Honestly speaking, good security applications are of variety, but to opt for something that is so meticulous, detailed and thoughtful, you ought to think of UNLOQ! This plugin is definitely the combination of many already-too-good features, i.e. no password, 3-mechanism system including push notification, time-based one-time password, and email, etc. Imagine how time-saving and efficient it would be with such an app?! That is not to mention the guaranteed surge in the satisfaction level of your customers after UNLOQ!
Now, are you ready to join an amazing passwordless world? Take my hand and let us UNLOQ!
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