Adaptive authentication leverages multifactor authentication to simplify the employee login experience and secure administrative data. With adaptive authentication, businesses can choose the right authentication factors depending on a user's risk profile and behaviors.
Businesses use adaptive authentication by using biometric and contextual factors. A biometric factor uses something you are – a fingerprint or facial recognition – to authenticate the end user. Contextual authentication factors are factors that adapt with you.
For example, if you log into a work application on a weekday, during normal business hours, that's considered behavior of an employee. However, if there’s a login on a weekend in the middle of the night, from a new location, that is suspicious behavior.
With adaptive authentication, users must provide biometric or contextual factors to gain access.